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Gen 1.3: Setup Checklist

To download and print the manual, click Gen 1.3 Manual.

-1.  Pick a Suitable Location

  • On firm level surface with good access for service.
  • Free from flooding or sprinklers.
  • Near GFCI outlet.  Unit’s power cord is 12 ft.  NEVER USE AN EXTENSION CORD!
  • Unit requires 120V and 15 amp circuit.  Test with multi-meter.


0.  Assemble the Unit

  • Verify finish kit:
    • Remote transmitter
    • Soft drum lid cover
    • Pump suction tubing and filter
    • Auto-Drain Valve assembly
    • Agitator j-tube and mixing eductor (if agitated unit)
    • 4 each – bolts, flat washers, lock washers, nuts
  • Turn the unit upside down on towel to protect plastic housing.
  • Invert lid and rotate so that holes line up with fittings.
  • Insert lines into fittings:
    • 1/2″ Pump suction line into pump – ENSURE IT IS SEATED!
    • 1/4″ Auto Drain Valve,
    • 3/8″ Agitation J-tube, if “with Agitator” unit
  • Secure chassis to lid:
    • Sequence – bolt, chassis, lid, flat washer, lock washer, nut
    • Place and hand tighten all four connections
    • Tighten with 7/16″ wrenches:
  • Place lid assembly on drum.  Secure with gray drum ring.
  • For video, see Installation – Setting Up a Gen 1.3 Drum Unit (12:19)

1.  Test System and Inspect the Nozzle Circuit

  • Connect nozzle circuit to 1/4″ bulkhead fitting.
  • Install optional zone kit.  For instructions, see Gen 1.3:  Zone Kit Installation
  • Plug unit into outlet and confirm controller boots up.
  • Fill drum through bung on lid and set level:
    • 12-15 inches of water only.  DO NOT ADD CONCENTRATE YET!
    • if 125 gallon drum unit, set TNK in SETUP Menu to 125.
    • Set gas gauge LEVEL in MAINTENANCE Menu to 2 bars.
  • Inspect nozzle circuit for leaks
    • Run inspection cycle, INS in MAINTENANCE Menu.  System will pressure up and mist.
    • Check nozzle circuit for leaks and repair.
    • Repeat
    • If zone kit, inspect both zones with INS 1 and INS 2.
  • Confirm pump pressure is 250 psi.
    • Run inspection cycle.
    • If necessary, adjust pump bypass with flathead screwdriver.  Port located back left corner of housing.

2.  Install the Nozzle Circuit Filter

  • Mount filter head to bracket with screws.
  • Confirm o-ring on top of the canister is seated in groove, then screw filter housing onto the filter head.
  • Snap bracket and filter onto gray drum ring
  • Cut and connect 1/4″ tubing following direction of flow arrows
    • Use enough tubing to be able set filter on ground during service
    • “IN” – misting unit to filter
    • “OUT” – filter to nozzle circuit
  • For more details and photos, see Installing Nozzle Circuit Filter


3.  Orient and Test the Handheld Remote Transmitter

  • Set parameters in controller:
    • Set System Mode to Auto Everday on home screen
    • Set NOZ in SETUP Menu to nozzle count.  Set NOZ 1 and NOZ 2 if zone kit.
    • Set REM (remote mist duration) in SETUP Menu to desired.  45 secs is common.
  • Put receiver in misting unit into “learn” mode
    • LRT in SET-UP Menu.  Press and hold green button
    • Countdown starts
  • Put handheld transmitter in “learn” mode
    • Find recessed pairing button on back of transmitter
    • Use paperclip to press and quickly release button. DO NOT HOLD PAIRING BUTTON DOWN!
    • Blue LED will flash several times
    • Controller will display “DONE”
    • Press MIST on handheld to complete pairing
  • Test remote by pressing MIST.  Stop cycle by pressing STOP MIST
  • For more detail and troubleshooting, see “Learning” the iMist2-ready Handheld Remote Transmitter


4.  Test Leak Detection

  • Confirm the unit has leak detection option installed.  LD in DATA Menu will be ON
  • Press MIST on handheld transmitter and allow for a complete remote mist cycle
  • If controller displays ERR3, there is probably a leak.
  • Clear the error by pressing and holding Red Stop button and run another remote mist to confirm


5.  Add Concentrate, Top OFF Drum, Set Level to Full

  • Unapproved concentrates may damage the system or may not be legal to apply through the system.  Make sure concentrate is in Gen 1.3:  Approved Insecticides
  • Calculate required volume of concentrate:
  • Use funnel to add concentrate to drum through bung on lid
  • Apply adhesive-backed label supplied with concentrate to side of drum
  • Fill drum with water to 3 inches from top.  Do not overfill.  Maintain 6″ air gap between hose and fluid level.
  • Set gas gauge LEVEL in Maintenace Menu to full


6.  Set Mist Cycles

  • Confirm day and time on home screen are correct.  If not, reset in DAY/TIME Menu.
  • Set mist duration and time for each cycle in CYCLES Menu.  24 possible daily mist cycles.
  • A common program is:
    • Morning:  around 7:00 am for 45 seconds (after sprinkler system has run)
    • Dusk:  around 7:00 pm for 45 seconds
    • Night:  around 11:00 pm for 45 seconds
  • You may need to set other parameters in the SET-UP Menu (eg if you are installing a wind sensor).  You’ll find a complete list at Gen 1.3 Controller:  Menus  Otherwise, accept the defaults.


7.  Button Up the Unit

  • Confirm System Mode set to Auto Everyday on home screen.
  • Put the waterproof cover over the unit, fitting the elastic at under the lip at the edge of the drum