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WINTERIZING YOUR MISTAWAY MISTING SYSTEMS

Bug Lady posted this on Aug 11, 2016

WINTERIZING YOUR MISTAWAY MISTING SYSTEMS

Monica Bird+ | October 20, 2010
Winterizing your MistAway Misting Systems

Winterizing your MistAway Misting Systems is critical to a long and healthy life. Everyone absolutely need to winterize the systems if you live in a part of the country where the temperature drops below freezing more than a couple of times a year, or stays that way for more than a day. For those in the south who do not get freezing termperatures, it’s a good idea but optional. Last Year we had tons of calls on units that had froze. Be preventative not repairative!

Why Winterize

To prolong the life of the equipment. In a hard freeze, fluid trapped in the pump, valves, nozzles and fittings expands and exerts tremendous pressure on the components that can shorten their life. Some components, like a flow meter in a tankless unit, can split and leak the next time the unit runs.

 

Flushing the system with fresh water and routinely cleaning or replacing the various filters – water supply on a tankless unit, pump intake, pump discharge and nozzle tips – is a giant step toward ensuring that the system remains healthy and effective.

 

 

The Winterizing Method

For Drum-based units

 

Winterization consists of using fresh water to completely flush the pump, agitation valve and leak detection assembly (if installed) of dilute insecticide and then running it dry to remove any remaining water. The process varies slightly between our current Gen 1.3 series and its predecessor, Gen 1.2 because some of the components are different. Find Winterizing Instructions on our website in the free advice section.

 

For Tankless units

 

Winterization consists of 1) flushing the concentrated insecticide out of the coupler and dosing pump with fresh water and then pumping out the water 2) using fresh water to flush the pump and agitation valve of dilute insecticide and then removing the remaining water, and 3) evacuating the water from the inlet solenoid valve and flow meter. Find Winterizing Instructions on our website in the free advice section.

 

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