Always wear eye protection while using positive pump pressure.Operation
Press the flexible hose into the rubber grommet on the unit. Dab a little lubricant on the grommet if this connection is initially tight.
Target end of conduit: Select an adapter to fit the conduit opening. Connect the adapter to the adaptor fitting and press it firmly into the conduit opening.
Opposite end of conduit: Tie the inside end of the pull cord to the shuttle with a single knot and insert it into the conduit. Operate the pump continuously for a few seconds until the shuttle arrives in the adaptor.
Mini adapter: For the odd job! Unlike the standard adapters, the mini adapter does not adhere to the conduit opening by itself and must be held by hand during operation. To utilize the mini adapter, press it into the flat-sided adapter so that it forms an extension. Do not use excessive force.Pull cord
The 1 kg roll of pull cord supplied with this system is acid resistant lightweight polypropylene (approx 900 meters/kg @ 40 kg breaking strain) twine which has been lubricated for ease of operation and to prevent friction damage to PVC conduit.Lubricating your own pull cord
Place the new roll of pull cord in the bucket. Pour 300ml diesel slowly over it and allow to soak for a few minutes. To keep it dust free, place it in a plastic bag.
- It is important to prevent cement and dirt from entering your conduit runs.
- The flexible hose can be extended with 20mm PVC conduit.
- Use lubricated (oiled) pull cord for better performance.
- Allow pipe adhesive to dry before installing pull cord.
If the shuttle will not travel, it is possibly being obstructed by cement that has found its way into the conduit. To remedy this situation, first disconnect the flexible hose and pull out the shuttle before attempting to blow out any loose foreign matter or dirt in the conduit. You may use the pressure nozzle of the unit for this purpose.
Always wear eye protection when using the positive pressure capability of the unit. If this is unsuccessful, try to break up any loosely packed cement near the mouth of the conduit with a fish tape before again attempting to blow out any loose pieces.Note:
If acid has been used to dissolve cement that may have found its way into the conduit, please be sure not to blow out the sludge under positive pressure, as this may cause harm to persons or property. Instead, vacuum the sludge into the unit for later safe disposal. Flush the conduit with water afterwards and re-vacuum.