Cool-Off Misting System Installation Instructions
For the professional and do it yourself installer.
Misting System Installation, Including Misting Line Installation Instructions For Nylon Tubing
Step 1) Pump and Filter Placement
Set the pump in a suitable location that is flat, dry, protected from the elements, and close to both a 120 GFI outlet and a water spigot or hose. A 3 foot connector hose is provided from the faucet to the filtration system and from the filtration system to the water pump. If there is a brass reducer fitting on the inlet to the pump be sure it has double Teflon wrap on the threads. Also put a double Teflon wrap on the male threads on the feeder hoses.
Determine where the filter should be placed so the feeder hoses allow a smooth run from the faucet to the filter and from the filter to the pump without kinking. Place the filter bracket on the wall and mark the four holes where you want it attached. Drill the holes with a 3/16 inch bit if using size 8-10 anchors. If attaching to a wood surface simply drill a pilot hole slightly smaller than the supplied screws to be used. Attach the bracket to the wall using either anchors or the sharper of the provided screws.
Open the filter assembly, install the white filter in the canister, drop the time release anti-scale cartridge, which appears like a test tube in shape, into the filter cartridge and hand tighten the canister. Attach the filter canister to the wall bracket using the more blunted supplied screws. Screw the hoses into the filter canister being careful to put the proper hose on the In and Out female threads. Finally, screw on the hose to the In side of the pump and thread on the feeder hose to the faucet.
Step 2) Install the nozzles into the nozzle tees and hand tighten.
If you purchased the nozzles and body (which we recommend) first thread the nozzles to the bodies and then the bodies to the nozzle tees.
Step 3) Cut the tubing to desired length.
Using the supplied tube cutters, be careful to make cuts perpendicular to the tubing. As the tubing comes in rolls you may want to practice on a short length a few times. If cuts are angled, they may leak at the nozzle tee fittings. The most popular spacing between nozzles is either 18 or 24 inches. Your spacing will depend on how many nozzle tees your purchased.
Step 4) Connect nozzle tees to the tubing and hang the tubing.
This step takes a little planning. If your perimeter has corners it is best to locate a high pressure elbow in the corner and then work in each direction with the first nozzle tee at the 18-24 inch length from the corner. At the far end of the line from the pump run a short length of tubing to a high pressure union and close the system with the provide end plug. As you hang the tubing always use a tube mount near the nozzle tee for a clean appearance without drooping. The tees can be spun around on the tubing so they all face in the same downward direction. Use the supplied high pressure 90 degree elbows to turn corners either vertically or horizontally and run the tubing back to the pump. Place the pressure relief valve ( looks like a nozzle tee but with a large nozzle hole) in line a few feet from the pump and then run the last short length of tubing from the pump to the pressure relief valve.
Step 5) Test the System and Fine Tune
Remove the nozzle that is farthest from the pump. Turn on the water ½ turn and turn on the pump. This will purge any dust or air bubbles from the line. Run for 60 seconds. Then turn off the pump, replace the nozzle, and restart the water and pump. The pressure relief valve will spit water for a few seconds while the pressure builds and then stop when you see mist coming from the nozzles. If there are any leaks you will know it quickly. Simply snap in the tubing to the nozzle tee more forcefully and the problem is solved.