Mister-MINI TM - Energy Conscious

Duct Mounted Atomizing Humidifier
Mister-MINI
TM
Table of Contents
Introduction����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Specifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Capacity Selection Chart�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Output Capacity���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Installation
Location Selection������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
Mounting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Wiring�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7 & 8
Plumbing�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Start-up & Operation�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Maintenance
To Clean and Inspect����������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
To Check for Leaks�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
To Clean Spray Nozzle�������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
To Clean Solenoid Valve������������������������������������������������������������������ 12
Unit Diagram and Parts List������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
Warranty������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Caution: Read this manual carefully and completely
before installing this product. Installation and maintenance should be completed by qualified personnel.
265240-001 09/11
Introduction
The benefits of a properly humidified environment (35-50% Relative Humidity) are
many. They include both personal comfort as well as the preservation of furniture,
draperies, carpets, wooden floors and cabinets, paintings, pianos, etc. Your home
can be more comfortable at a lower temperature (i.e.: 68° F) at 30-40% Relative
Humidity (RH) than at 71° to 72° F without controlled humidity. Since every degree
of temperature setback represents about 3% of your heating costs, this can possibly represent a significant annual savings. During the heating season, cold air infiltrates the home and must be heated. When heated, this air dries out and greatly
increases its capacity to hold more moisture. By using a humidifier, a source of water is provided to satisfy this increased moisture holding capability, rather than having it drawn from our body surface and the surrounding furnishings in the home.
Specifications
Model
Mister-MINI
Type of Unit
Atomizing/Evaporative
Duct Position
Supply Duct
GPD @ 140°F
12.5 Gallons per day @ 60 psi
GPD @ 120°F
12.5 Gallons per day @ 60 psi
GPD @ 100°F
Not Recommended for Temperatures <120°F
Voltage
24 VAC
Unit Dimensions
4.25"W x 3.88" D x 4.25" H
Duct Opening
3.125" W x 3.125" H
Shipping Weight
3 lbs
What's in the box
(1) Humidifier
(1) Wall/Duct Mount Humidistat
10' Plastic Water Line
(1) Instruction Manual
(1) Mounting Template
Features
Two Year Warranty
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Capacity Selection
The table below is for reference only and is based upon the following:
Inside temperature of 70°F / 35% relative humidity
Outside temperature of 20°F / 70% relative humidity
8 foot ceiling height
Internal moisture gain of one pound per hour
Furnace on-time 70%
The chart uses Standard ASHRAE definitions:
A “Tight Home” is assumed to be well insulated with vapor barriers, tight storm
windows and doors, and a dampered fireplace. Air exchange rate of .5 changes
per hour.
An “Average Home” is insulated and has a dampered fire place, but there are
no vapor barriers, storm doors, or storm windows. Air exchange rate of 1.0
changes per hour.
A “Loose Home” is generally one constructed before 1930, has little or no insulation, no storm doors, storm windows, weather stripping or vapor barriers,
and often no effective dampering of fireplaces. Air exchange rate is as high as
1.5 changes per hour
Sq. Footage of
Home
Tight Home
(GPD)
Average Home
(GPD)
Loose Home
(GPD)
1000
0.5
5.0
10.0
1500
3.0
10.0
16.5
2000
5.0
14.0
24.0
2500
7.5
19.0
30.5
3000
10.0
23.5
37.5
4000
14.5
33.0
51.5
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Output Capacity
Increasing or decreasing the nozzle size or supply water pressure can vary the
output capacity of this humidifier. It is recommended that the humidifier NOT be
used with water pressures below 40 PSI, otherwise, the mist may be adversely
affected.
This humidifier comes standard with a .75 GPH (oil) nozzle with a hollow spray pattern. Alternatively sized nozzles may be purchased from your local HVAC supply
house or plumbing supply outlet. If the water pressure fluctuates or is excessive,
a pressure regulator should be installed in the water line supplying the humidifier.
The following chart illustrates the capacity of different nozzles at varying water
pressures. The capacity listed on the nozzle is for #2 fuel oil at 100 psi and should
not be considered relative to the water capacity of this humidifier.
Nozzle Size
Nozzle
Pressure
(PSI)
GPH
GPD
GPH
GPD
GPH
GPD
GPH
GPD
40
0.23
5.5
0.28
6.8
0.43
10.2
0.57
13.7
0.4
0.5
0.75
1
45
0.24
5.8
0.30
7.2
0.45
10.9
0.60
14.5
50
0.25
6.1
0.32
7.6
0.48
11.5
0.64
15.3
55
0.27
6.4
0.33
8.0
0.50
12.0
0.67
16.0
60
0.28
6.7
0.35
8.4
0.52
12.5
0.70
16.7
65
0.29
7.0
0.36
8.7
0.54
13.1
0.73
17.4
70
0.30
7.2
0.38
9.0
0.56
13.6
0.75
18.1
75
0.31
7.5
0.39
9.4
0.58
14.0
0.78
18.7
80
0.32
7.7
0.40
9.7
0.60
14.5
0.80
19.3
85
0.33
8.0
0.41
10.0
0.62
14.9
0.83
19.9
90
0.34
8.2
0.43
10.2
0.64
15.4
0.85
20.5
95
0.35
8.4
0.44
10.5
0.66
15.8
0.88
21.1
100
0.36
8.6
0.45
10.8
0.68
16.2
0.90
21.6
NOTE: Due to the operation cycle of the furnace and humidifier,
it may take from 2-5 days to reach the proper humidification level.
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Installation
When selecting a location for the installation of your humidifier, certain conditions
must be met for its proper operation. The
recommended location for this humidifier
is on the warm air supply plenum, approximately 3 inches downstream of the
furnace discharge. The air temperature
must be at least 120ºF in order for the
temperature switch to operate properly.
In narrow plenum/duct arrangements,
the humidifier should be mounted on the
narrow side of the duct. Select a location so that the spray from the nozzle will
not impinge on the furnace fan, control
switches, air conditioning or heat coils, or
walls of the duct.
Supply Plenum
Nozzle
Temperature
Switch
Furnace
The humidifier should be mounted so
that the furnace air carries the mist away
from the humidifier temperature switch.
The direction of airflow is indicated inside
of the humidifier housing and on the rating label on the side of the humidifier.
Supply Plenum
DO NOT install the humidifier where
freezing conditions could occur or where
accidental overflow could cause water
damage to the home or property.
Nozzle
DO NOT install the humidifier where the
temperature will exceed 180°F. Excessive heat may cause softening and distortion of the plastic housing.The installation of a water filter may reduce the
potential clogging of the nozzle and solenoid valve in hard water applications.
Temperature
Switch
Furnace
Supply Plenum
Temperature
Switch
Nozzle
Furnace
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Installation
Remember to select a location that is readily accessible for periodic inspection and
cleaning of your humidifier.
Mounting:
1. Read the instructions carefully prior to installing this product to ensure safe
operation. Failure to follow these instructions could damage the humidifier or
cause a hazardous condition. Property damage may result from improper
installation.
2. Check the ratings given on the product to make sure it is suitable for your application. Do not install this product on heat pump systems.
3. Tape the template (included inside the carton) in place on the duct.
4. Drill the (4) 1/8” diameter holes as indicated. These are used to secure the
unit to the duct
5. Neatly cut out the 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" opening according to the "cut out on line"
indicator on the template. A portion of the unit will be inserted through this
opening.
6. Remove all sharp edges and burrs to prevent damage to the unit or injury to
yourself.
7. Remove the screw on the unit that secures the cover & nozzle assembly and
pull back on the water fitting to release the humidifier cover from the housing. All of the components inside of the unit are attached to the cover and will
come off with the cover.
8. Mount the unit housing with gasket (included) to the duct using the (4) mounting screws (included). Please refer to the illustration on the next page for
reference.
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Installation
Wiring:
This humidifier is intended to be wired directly to the integrated control panel on
your furnace. The electrical tap will provide power to the humidifier whenever the
circulating air blower is in operation.
Read the instructions in the furnace installation manual carefully before attempting
installation or operation of the humidifier. Failure to follow these instructions may
result in improper installation and therefore, void the manufacturer's warranty.
The solenoid valve provided with the Mister-MINI is designed for 24VAC operation.
Ensure that the following wiring diagram is used to connect power to the unit and
humidistat. Please refer to the wiring diagram on the next page before making any
electrical connections.
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Installation
Electrical Connections (24 VAC):
Plumbing:
1. Install a saddle valve (not included) per the instructions printed on the valve
package.
2. Place the compression nut on one end of the water tubing (included) with the
threads facing toward the tubing end.
3. Slide the Delrin sleeve (included) over the tubing with the short beveled end
toward the nut. Leave 5/32" of tubing protruding beyond the end ot the Delrin
sleeve.
4. Press the insert (included) into the water tubing. Place the insert against a flat
surface and press the tubing onto the insert.
5. Fasten the tubing assembly securely to the saddle valve, but do not connect
the other end of the line to the humidifier yet.
6. With the end of the tubing in a bucket or pan, turn on the saddle valve to wash
the tubing of any debris that may get stuck in the solenoid valve seat.
7. Cut off any excess length of water tubing and connect it to the humidifier. The
fitting provided on the humidifier is a "push-to-lock". Simply push the tubing
into the fitting until it bottoms out. Some reistance may be felt as the tubing is
pushed into the fitting. If removal is required, push down on the ring around
the tubing and pull the tubing at the same time. (See the illustration below)
8. Turn the saddle valve on and check the tubing and humidifier for leaks.
Tubing
Insert
Delrin
Sleeve
Compression
Nut
Tubing
push-to-lock
fitting
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Operation
Overview:
Your atomizing mister type humidifier operates by dispersing a fine mist into the
warm air plenum of your furnace. The water is then evaporated and carried into
the home by the furnace air flow. This humidifier is recommended for areas where
water mineral content is low. Otherwise, a fine accumulation of white dust may
occur in either the ducts or living areas. High mineral content will also clog the
nozzle causing an uneven spray pattern, excessive dripping, or total blockage of
the nozzle tip. When wired properly, the humidifier will operate only when the plenum temperature rises to the internal thermostat setting, the humidistat senses a
need for humidity, and the furnace blower is in operation. The internal thermostat
controls the temperature at which the humidifier will turn on. The humidifier should
activate after the furnace blower comes on and shut off before the furnace blower
turns off. If this does not occur, readjust the furnace fan switch as required. If applicable, set the humidistat in the recommended range of 30-40% Relative Humidity for automatic humidity control during the heating season (a lower setting may
be used to control condensation on single pane windows). Due to the operation
cycle of the furnace and humidifier, it may take two to five days to reach the proper
humidification level.
Start-up & Operation:
1. Adjust the humidistat to the ON position and turn the furnace on.
2. Adjust the house thermostat to cause the furnace to operate. The heat and
blower should turn on BEFORE the humidifier.
3. The solenoid valve will make an audible click when it operates, either on or off.
4. If necessary, adjust the furnace fan control to a lower setting to allow the
blower to turn on before the humidifier turns on and the blower turns off after
the humidifier is off.
5. Readjust the humidistat to the desired setting (30-40% Relative Humidity is
recommended).
6. If condensation occurs on windows, lower the humidistat setting until the condensation has disappeared.
Recommeded Relative Humidity Level vs. Outside Air
Temperature
Outside
Temperature
Recommended
Set-point
40°F
45% RH
30°F
40% RH
20°F
35% RH
10°F
30% RH
0°F
25% RH
NOTE: When shutting the humdifier
down for the summer months, turn off
the water and clean any mineral accumulation from the unit. Leave the water
turned off. If the furnace fan is to be used
for cooling purposes, disconnect power
to the humidifier or turn the humidistat to
the OFF position if applicable.
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Maintenance
Like your heating system and air conditioning unit, periodic maintenance and
cleaning are required to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your humidifier. To improve the efficiency of your humidifier, and to reduce the possibility of a
health hazard, it is recommended that you take the following precautions:
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning and maintenance instructions.
• The amount of minerals and other impurities in a water source can vary greatly,
therefore the frequency of cleaning the humidifier also varies.
• During the heating season, check for film or scale build-up on the atomizing
nozzle on a monthly basis. Establish a proper cleaning schedule to ensure the
efficiency of the humidifier.
• At the end of the winter humidification season, drain and thoroughly clean thehumidifier.
NOTE: The necessity to clean your humidifier is substantially the result of impurities coming in through your water supply which feeds the humidifier. Other
household dust, containing biological and microbial contaminants can find its way
into the air handling system and ultimately, the humidifier. The humidifier is not the
source of these impurities
To clean and inspect the unit:
1. Turn the power to the furnace OFF.
2. Turn the humidistat to the OFF position.
3. Turn the water off at the saddle valve and remove the water tubing from the
push-to-lock fitting on the humidfier.
4. With the open end of the water line directed into a bucket or pan, turn on the
water at the saddle valve to void the water line of any debris or particulates.
5. Remove the screw securing the unit cover to the housing and swing the
cover down to gain access to the nozzle.
6. Carefully remove the nozzle from the adapter and proceed to clean the
spray nozzle section.
7. Replace the spray nozzle with a clean one or new one of the same size
and capacity as initially provided with the unit. Use care and secure tightly.
8. Swing the cover into place and fasten with screw.
9. Restore the water supply to the humidifier by reversing step 3.
To check for leaks:
1. Turn the furnace and humidistat on and ensure that the humidifer has operated for at least one minute.
2. Remove the screw securing the cover to the housing and check nozzle for
leakage.
3. If there is no leakage, return the unit to its original position and secure with
screw.
4. After completing the cleaning, operate the solenoid to be sure it's operating
properly.
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Maintenance
The following symptoms indicate that the spray nozzle requires cleaning or replacement. For best performance, nozzle should be replaced in lieu of cleaning.
• Larger spray pattern
• Non symmetrical spray pattern
• Constant water stream
• Not spraying water
To Clean the Spray Nozzle
1. Turn the power to the furnace OFF.
2. Turn the humidistat to the lowest position.
3. Turn off the water supply at the saddle valve.
4. Remove the screw securing the cover of the humidifier to the housing.
5. Remove the cover assembly from the humidifier by tilting outward.
6. Be careful not to kink the water supply line or cause undue strain on the wiring.
7. Hold the nozzle adapter with a 3/4” wrench and using a 5/8” wrench, turn the
spray nozzle counter clockwise and remove the nozzle.
8. Remove the screen from the nozzle by turning it counter clockwise.
9. Holding the spray nozzle with the 5/8” wrench, insert a 5/32” allen wrench
into the set screw and turn it counter clockwise and remove the components.
10. Rinse and clean all parts. Suggested cleaners include 50/50 solution of white
vinegar and water or liquid humidifier cleaner.
11. Using a razor blade, carefully clean the (4) slots on the director (see diagram
below).
12. Reassemble the nozzle assembly, paying careful attention to the diagram below for the correct replacement of parts.
13. After completing the assembly, operate the unit to be sure it is functioning
properly.
NOTE: It is recommened that the nozzle be replaced annually to avoid mineral
build-up and possible clogging. Upon replacing the nozzle, check thoroughly for
leaks.
Nozzle Body
O-ring
Slots
Director
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Strainer Screen
Maintenance
The following symptoms indicate that cleaning the solenoid valve is required:
• Sluggish valve operation
• Excessive noise
• Constant water spray
• Streaming water
To clean the solenoid valve:
1. Turn the power to the furnace OFF.
2. Turn the humidistat to the lowest position.
3. Turn off the water supply at the saddle valve.
4. Remove the screw securing the cover of the humidifier to the housing.
5. Remove the cover assembly from the humidifier by tilting outward.
6. Be careful not to kink the water supply line or cause undue strain on the wiring.
7. Remove the solenoid valve assembly from the cover using a Phillips head
screwdriver.
8. Using a 3/4” wrench, remove the brass nozzle adapter from the OUT port of
the valve body. Remove the push-to-lock elbow from the IN port of the valve.
9. Remove the coil from the assembly by turning the valve body counter clockwise.
10. Clean and remove all particulates from the brass fittings, filter, plunger/spring
assembly and orifices in the valve body using a 50/50 solution of white vinegar
and water.
11. Reassemble the parts, paying careful attention to the diagram below for the
correct placement.
12. After completing the assembly, operate the unit to be sure it is functioning
properly and check for leaks.
Coil Assembly
Plunger
Valve Body
Spring
O-ring
Solenoid Valve Assembly
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Unit Diagram
5
7
3
1
12
2
5
9
4
8
6
10
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QTY.
ITEM NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
1
259959-001
COVER
1
2
265205-001
THERMOSTAT
1
3
265000-101
G-109C SOLENOID VALVE ASSEMBLY
1
4
265000-102
WIRE ASSEMBLY
3
5
2034
PHILLIPS TRUSS HEAD SCREW #8 - 1/2" S/S
2
6
142983-001
CHRISTMAS TREE CLIP
1
7
165001-001
"PUSH-TO-LOCK" MALE ELBOW 1/4" X 1/8"
NPT
1
8
12006-01
WATER NOZZLE W/FILTER
1
9
160
"O" RING
1
10
259960-001
CASE
1
11
265165-001
GROMMET
1
12
165007-001
NOZZLE ADAPTER
1
13
265037-001
GASKET MISTER-MINI (not shown)
1
14
265160-001
HUMIDISTAT, MECHANICAL (not shown)
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Notes
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Warranty
Humidifier 2-Year Limited Warranty
This limited warranty covers Trion Residential Type Humidifiers, excluding duct work, wiring and installation. Trion warrants that all new Trion humidifiers are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal, non-commercial use
and service. Trion will remedy any covered defects if they appear within 24 months from the date of original installation &
subject to the terms and conditions of this Limited 2-Year Warranty stated below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
THIS LIMITED 2-YEAR WARRANTY is granted by Trion Customer Service, 101 McNeill Road, Sanford, NC 27330.
This warranty shall extend only to any non-commercial owner who has purchased the residential humidifier other
than for purposes of resale.
All components are covered by this limited warranty except expendable items, such as evaporative pads, media
filter pads and nozzles.
If, within the warranty period, any Trion residential humidifier unit or component requires service it must be performed
by a competent heating and/or air conditioning contractor (preferably the installing contractor). Trion will not pay shipping charges, or labor charges to remove or replace such defective parts or components. If the part or component is
found by inspection to contain such defective material and workmanship it will be either repaired or exchanged free
of charge at Trion's option, and returned freight collect.
In order to obtain the benefits of this limited 2-year warranty, the owner must notify the dealer or distributor of any
defect within 30 days of its discovery. If after reasonable time you have not received an adequate response from
the dealer or distributor, notify in writing to Trion Customer Service 101 McNeill Road, Sanford, NC 27330, or call
1-800-884-0002 or email customerservice@trioniaq.com Humidifiers which have been installed or become part of
real estate cannot be returned. Trion will receive, freight prepaid, only removable parts or components of such defective humidifiers.
This limited warranty does not apply to any part or component that is damaged in transit or in handling, has been subject to misuse, neglect or accident; has not been installed, operated and serviced according to Trion's instructions;
has been operated beyond the factory rated capacity; or altered in any such way that its performance is affected.
There is no warranty due to neglect, alteration or ordinary wear and tear. Trion's liability is limited to replacement of
defective parts or components and does not include the payment of the cost of labor charges to remove or replace
such defective components or parts.
Trion will not be responsible for loss of use of any product; loss of time, inconvenience, or any other indirect, incidental or consequential damages with respect to person or property, whether as a result of breach of warranty,
neglect or otherwise. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
Any warranty by Trion of merchantability, fitness for use or any other warranty (express, implied or statutory), representation or guarantee other than those set forth herein, shall expire at the expiration date of this express limited
warranty. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE LIMITATION IN THE PRECEDING SENTENCE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Trion reserves the right to make changes in the design and material of its products without incurring any obligation to
incorporate such changes in units completed on the effective date of such change.
Trion® | 101 McNeill Road | Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 800-884-0002 | Fax: 800-458-2379
Web: www.trioniaq.com | Email: customerservice@trioniaq.com
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