LTT-106

LTT-106
Field Lubrication Procedure
All Task Force Tips’ nozzles are factory lubricated with high quality silicone grease. This lubricant has excellent wash out resistance and long term
performance in firefighting nozzles. If your department has unusually hard or sandy water, the moving parts of the nozzle may be affected. Foam agents
and water additives contain soaps and chemicals that may break down the factory lubrication.
The moving parts of the nozzle should be checked on a regular basis for smooth and free operation, and for signs of damage. IF THE NOZZLE IS
OPERATING CORRECTLY, THEN NO ADDITIONAL LUBRICANT IS NEEDED. Any nozzle that is not operating correctly should be immediately removed
from service.
The field use of Break Free CLP (spray or liquid) lubricant will help to restore the smooth and free operation of the nozzle. However, these lubricants do not
have the washout resistance and long-term performance of the silicone grease. Therefore, re-application of Break Free CLP will be needed on a regular
basis. CAUTION: Aerosol lubricants contain solvents that can swell O-Rings if applied in excess. The swelling can inhibit smooth operation of the moving
parts. When used in moderation, as directed, the solvents quickly evaporate without adversely swelling the O-Rings.
The nozzle can be returned to the factory for a complete checkup and re-lubrication with silicone grease
PART ONE — COUPLING DOWN
Position the nozzle at a 45-degree angle with the COUPLING end down. CLOSE the
valve handle and set the pattern to STRAIGHT STREAM. Then spray a short burst into
these areas:
#1 FRONT PATTERN CONTROL SEAL
Spray in between the pattern control and the barrel.
#2 PRESSURE CONTROL UNIT
Place check sticks behind baffle while shaper is in flush. Cycle baffle in and out
using check sticks several times to work lubrication into o-rings.
#3 FRONT SLIDER SEAL
a) Rotate shaper into FLUSH position.
b) Spray down the front end of the nozzle to dribble lubricant into the clearances
between the shaper and the valve body.
Spray into holes
Dual pressure nozzle
While holding nozzle at the angle, wait 30 seconds for the lubricant to penetrate into the clearances. Cycle the valve handle and rotate the shaper from
straight stream to full flush several times, and then proceed to the next section.
PART TWO — COUPLING UP
Position the nozzle at a 45-degree angle with the BUMPER end down. OPEN the valve
handle and set the pattern to FLUSH. Spray a short burst in these areas:
#4 REAR SHAPER SEAL
Spray down the clearance between the label and the shaper guide.
#5 REAR SLIDER SEAL
Spray into the clearance between the slider and the valve body.
#6 FLUSH MECHANISM SEAL
a) With the handle on the top, spray down into the nozzle. The aerosol extension tip
will help direct the spray into clearances leading to the O-Ring.
b) Rotate nozzle so the valve is on the bottom and spray another short burst.
#7 DETENTS IN THE HANDLE
Spray a small amount on the detent followers located in the handle.
While holding nozzle at the angle, wait 30 seconds, then cycle the valve handle several times. Rotate the pattern control from straight
stream to full flush several times. The pattern control should move freely and easily. The barrel cone should move forward to within 1/16”
of the baffle before the shaper reaches straight stream position. Wipe off excess lubricant.
IF THIS PROCEDURE DOES NOT RESTORE SMOOTH AND FREE OPERATION OF ALL THE MOVING PARTS,
THEN FACTORY SERVICE IS NEEDED. • 24-HOUR HOT LINE — 800-348-2686 • www.tft.com
TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.
MADE IN USA • www.tft.com
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3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383-9327 USA
800-348-2686 • 219-462-6161 • Fax 219-464-7155
LTT-106 March 14, 2014 Rev 06
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