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DO NOT RETURN TO STORE, THIS PRODUCT IS UNDER MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY. CALL 1.888.753.7137 FOR ASSISTANCE.

GENERAL HAZARD WARNING

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PRECAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THIS APPLIANCE, CAN RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE FROM HAZARDS OF FIRE, EXPLOSION, BURN, ASPHYXIATION, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, AND/OR ELECTRIC SHOCK.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR APPLIANCE INFORMATION SUCH AS AN INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL, LABELS, ETC. CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

If you smell gas:

1.Shut off gas to the appliance.

2.Extinguish any open flame.

3.If odor continues, immediately call your gas supplier or your fire department.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

1.Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

2.An LP gas tank not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WARNING

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

1.Gas leaks may cause a fire or explosion which can cause serious bodily injury or death, or damage to property.

2.You must follow all leak-checkingprocedures before operating this unit.

3.Never use an open flame to check for leaks.

WARNING

California Proposition 65

Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm are created by the combustion of propane.

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Owner’s Manual

 

Contents

 

Safety First!.......................................................................

2

Important Information........................................................

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a.Important Information About Octenol

b.Important Information About Ultraviolet Light

c.Mosquito Facts

d.Controlling Mosquitoes

e.Helpful Links

Quick & Easy Assembly .....................................................

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Parts List...........................................................................

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Operation...........................................................................

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a.Placement

b.FineTune®: Customizing the Lure Output

c.To Start

d.To Turn Off

Maintenance......................................................................

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a.Routine Service

b.Routine Maintenance: Keeping Air Packages Clear

c.Replacing Ignitor Battery

d.End of Season Storage

Warranty..........................................................................

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a. Product Registration

 

b. Limited Warranty

 

Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, LLC

104 Cambridge Plaza Drive

Winston-Salem,North Carolina 27104 USA

Phone: 888.753.7137

24 Hour Fax: 336.659.6743

Email: Help@SkeeterVac.com

U.S. Patent Pending

©2004 Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

SkeeterVac® and FineTune® are registered trademark of Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, LLC. WaveDrawer™ and TacTrap™ are trademarks of Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Blue Rhino® is a registered trademark of Ferrellgas, L.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Safety First!

Congratulations on the purchase of your new SkeeterVac® device from Blue Rhino®. This product incorporates scientific research and technological and mechanical innovation to bring you a safe, simple and effective approach to mosquito control that will allow you to better enjoy outdoor living.

WARNING

Please read and understand entire contents of this Owner’s Manual before starting or operating your SkeeterVac® device. If you do not understand anything please contact 1.888.753.7137 before proceeding.

This product will provide the following results when used as directed:

Attract, trap and kill certain flying biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see-ums,midges, sand flies and black flies.

Reduce the nuisance of certain flying biting insects.

Over a 4-6week period reduce overall mosquito populations by exterminating egg laden female mosquitoes.

This product is not capable of:

Completely eliminating biting insect populations.

Eliminating the possibility of disease from flying biting insects.

Important Notices and Safety Warnings

Product performance can vary due to weather, wind and other environmental conditions.

It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY - NEVER use indoors.

Buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

Locate your SkeeterVac® device outdoors at least 5 feet from combustible materials.

Minimum clearance from unit to combustible construction, 21 inches from sides and 21 inches from back. Do not locate this appliance under overhead unprotected combustible surfaces

NEVER use near gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids.

Keep air intake areas clear of dust, dirt and debris

Do not allow children to operate or play near a SkeeterVac® device when it is in use.

NEVER move a SkeeterVac® device when in use.

Inspect for damage and wear during each maintenance cycle.

The hose assembly shall be visually inspected on an annual basis. If it is evident there is excessive abrasion or wear, or if the hose is cut, it must be replaced prior to the appliance being put in operation. The replacement hose assembly shall be that specified by the manufacturer

CAUTION: Use only the gas regulator supplied with this appliance

Never operate if parts are damaged, missing or improperly installed.

Use only quality propane and 20# DOT approved tanks from a reliable source such as Blue Rhino Corporation.

Always transport your tank in a secure, wellventilated location in your vehicle. Tank should be upright with valve turned off. Tank should be taken directly to and from place of use.

It is recommended to use only FineTune® mosquito attractant in your SkeeterVac®. The use of other attractants has not been tested with your product, and void your warranty.

Maximum inlet gas supply pressure is 11 inch water column

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Important Mosquito Information

Important Information

Your SkeeterVac® device operates 24 hours a day to help reduce the nuisance of mosquitoes. It attracts female mosquitoes that are seeking a blood meal to nourish their eggs. By removing these females you also remove their eggs.

It may take up to 3-4weeks to see a noticeable reduction in the nuisance. Be patient

Begin operating your SkeeterVac® device once low temperatures remain above 50ºF

To reduce and maintain mosquito populations it is important for your SkeeterVac® device to operate continuously. Do not turn SkeeterVac® off and replace tank as soon as it is empty

Always contact our experts before returning product to place of purchase

Importnat Information About Octenol

Your SkeeterVac® device includes a lure that contains octenol(1-octen-3-ol).This pesticide is an effective attractant supplement for some mosquito species.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

CAUTION: Harmful if swallowed, absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and mouth. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.

Importnat Information About Ultraviolet Light

This device radiates intense ultraviolet (UV) light when operated.

CAUTION: Do not look directly at the device during operation. Exposure to UV light, even for a brief period, can damage your eyes.

For expert assistance call toll free - 1.888.753.7137.

Always contact our experts before returning product to place of purchase.

Mosquito Facts

About 3,000 species of mosquitoes have been identified on a worldwide basis. Approximately 150 are known to exist in North America

There are approximately 25 known “human nuisance species” of mosquitoes

Most adult mosquitoes only have a life span of 2-4weeks

Only female mosquitoes bite

Mosquitoes are very effective at reproducing

- attracting, trapping and killing just one female mosquito at the start of mosquito season can prevent the birth of up to 25,000 more mosquitoes that season alone!

Controlling Mosquitoes

In addition to properly installing and using a SkeeterVac® device, you can reduce mosquito breeding around your home significantly by reducing the amount of water that is stagnating on your property. Be aware that mosquitoes can and will develop in any puddle or pool of water that lasts more than 4 days.

Dispose of cans, plastic containers, pots, or similar water-holdingcontainers that have accumulated on your property

Drill holes in the bottom of containers that you must leave out of doors – trash cans, recycling bins, etc

Clean clogged roof gutters on an annual basis

Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use

Turn over wheelbarrows, empty planters, or children’s toys when not in use

Don’t allow water to stagnate in birdbaths

Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish

Clean and chlorinate swimming pools that are not being used. Don’t forget that mosquitoes breed in the water that collects on swimming pool covers

Use landscaping features or drainage tools to eliminate standing water that collects in low spots on your property

Helpful Links

More information about mosquitoes in the United States can be found on the following sites, among many others.

The American Mosquito Control Association http://www.mosquito.org

US Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/ skeeters.htm

National Center for Infectious Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/ listmosquitoborne.htm

None of the agencies listed above is an endorser of the SkeeterVac® device, and inclusion on the list above does not signify that they endorse the SkeeterVac® device. Links provided for customer information only.

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Quick & Easy Assembly

To complete assembly you will need:

1 precision-filledstandard grill LP gas tank (20#) with external valve threads

4 oz. leak check solution - mix 1 part dishwashing soap with 3 parts water

1.Attach Post to Base

• Slide post into base

• Press down until snaps engage

2.Install Igniter Battery

Open battery compartment by turning cap on bottom of engine counter clockwise

Place the supplied AA battery into compartment

– negative (-)end goes in first

Secure cap by turning clockwise until it stops

3.Attach Engine to Post

Place engine onto post

Press down until the snaps engage

Slide WaveTrapinto engine

Position FineTunering and lure in place

Place rain cover on engine and twist clockwise to secure

4.Install LP gas tank

Use only DOT approved 20# tanks with collar fully intact

Place full LP gas tank upright on cart so system is arranged for vapor withdrawal

Secure tank by attaching tank retention chain

Connect gas line to tank by turning knob clockwise until it stops

Turn tank ON and test for leaks

Spoon leak check solution at all “x” locations

If any bubbles appear turn tank OFF, reconnect and re-test

If no bubbles appear after one minute turn tank OFF, wipe away solution and proceed

Place cover over tank

Tip: to locate a retailer in your neighborhood that providesprecision-filledtanks, visitwww.bluerhino.com or call toll free 1.800.258.7466.

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Parts List

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Rain Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-556

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Battery Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-555

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FineTune® Ring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-194

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Low Pressure Hose & Regulator Assembly . . .

. . A57-04-561

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FineTune® Biting Insect Lure . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sold Separately

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Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-574

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Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-027

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LP Gas Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sold Separately

5. TacTrap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sold Separately

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Security Stake (4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-572

6. Wave Drawer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 57-04-558

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Base. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . A57-04-577

7. AA Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sold Separately

14. Tank Cover - vinyl* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . 57-04-304

* Not shown.

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Operation

Placement

The use and installation of this product must conform to local codes. In absence of local codes, use the National Fuel and Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases, ANSI/NFPA 58 or CSA B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.

Properly positioning your SkeeterVac® device is important to maximizing performance. Since the SkeeterVac® device attracts mosquitoes it should be placed at least 10 feet from your living areas.

Mosquitoes typically live in areas that are shady, wet and / or moist. Determine the primary mosquito habitat and place your SkeeterVac® device as close as possible to it.

If you live in an area with consistent wind, place your SkeeterVac® device upwind from the primary mosquito habitat.

CAUTION: Tipping danger. Use stakes to secure.

Once you have selected the location, secure the SkeeterVac® device by placing a stake in each of the

(4) stake holes.

Maximum performance may require relocating your SkeeterVac® device from time to time. To move, remove stakes, place your foot on the cart base and tilt backward by holding the handle. Pull to the new location.Re-installstakes.

FineTune®: Customizing the Lure Output

The amount of octenol your SkeeterVac® device dispenses is important to maximizing performance. Some mosquito species are highly attracted to octenol while others are less attracted.

This product contains an easy-to-usefeature that allows you to customize the amount of octenol released to match the species in your environment.

1.Remove rain cover by turning counterclockwise

2.Remove foil seal from the Biting Insect Lure

3.Place lure back into holder with holes orienting upward

4.From the illustrations provided on the engine label, select the environment that best matches the area you are protecting

5.Position the ring so it points to your environment

To Start

1.With the rain cover removed, turn gas ON at LP gas tank by slowly turning valve counterclockwise 2 full turns and be prepared IMMEDIATELY to follow step 2

2.IMMEDIATELY press and hold the red igniter button down until you hear a “POP” sound indicating ignition. Normally occurs within 20 seconds

3.The needle on the engine gauge should begin to move into the green zone, indicating ignition is complete

CAUTION: If needle does not move within 20 seconds after “POP”, shut gas off at tank and wait 3 to 5 minutes before attempting to restart the engine

4. Replace the rain cover

To Turn Off

Turn gas OFF at tank by turning valve clockwise until it stops

CAUTION: The gas supply must be turned off at the LP gas tank when this outdoor gas appliance is not in use.

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Maintenance

Routine Service

To ensure maximum performance and to lengthen the life of your SkeeterVac® device, perform these steps each time your tank is empty. This model will consume a standard 20# LP gas tank every19-21days.

1.Turn valve on propane LP gas tank OFF

2.Disconnect gas line from LP gas tank by turning knob counterclockwise

3.Remove empty tank replace with full LP gas tank

4.Reconnect gas line to LP gas tank by turning knob clockwise

5.Remove tank cover from empty LP gas tank and place on full LP gas tank

6.Remove WaveDrawer, empty and slide back in place

7.Remove rain cover from top of SkeeterVac®

8.Remove used TacTrapand dispose of properly

9.Slide fresh TacTrapin place and remove protective paper

10.*Remove used lure (if necessary) and properly dispose

11.Remove fresh lure from package (if necessary). Dispose of packaging properly

12.Place fresh lure into well (if necessary)

13.Set FineTune® ring to desired setting

14.Check engine and gas lines for any sign of damage or missing parts. Repair any problems before attempting to start

15.To start - follow instructions “To Start” on page 6

16.Once started, securely attach the rain cover

17.Wash hands with soap and water

*Lure lasts 60 days

Replacing Igniter Battery

If you do not hear a clicking sound when the igniter button is depressed, the battery may have lost its charge. Replace battery as follows:

Open battery compartment by turning cap on bottom of engine counterclockwise

Remove used battery and properly dispose

Place fresh AA battery into compartment

– negative (-)end goes in first

Secure cap by turning clockwise until it stops

End of Season Storage

To lengthen the life of your SkeeterVac® device, perform these simple steps at the end of the mosquito season.

1.Turn valve on LP gas tank OFF

2.Disconnect gas line from tank by turning knob counterclockwise

3.Remove tank cover

4.Remove LP gas tank and store outdoors away from children and must not be stored in a building, garage or other enclosed area

5.Remove and properly dispose of the TacTrapand lure

6.Cover your SkeeterVac® device to protect from dust and store it in a cool dry place

CAUTION: Storage of an outdoor gas appliance indoors is only permissible if the tank is disconnected and removed from the outdoor gas appliance.

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Maintenance

Routine Maintenance – Keeping Air Passages Clear

For your mosquito exterminator to operate properly, the vacuum fan must function without restriction. It is important to check for freedom of operation and to clean the fan to prevent any possibility of blockage or restriction. If the fan is blocked and left blocked for several days or more, the warmth from operation can seriously damage the unit.

To Inspect

Perform every 2 days when in operation.

Tools Required: Flashlight

1.Remove rain cover, FineTune® ring and lure.

2.Check vacuum path around appliance by pointing flashlight into the gap between cover and black engine body. See illustration 1.

3.Check fan area by pointing flashlight beam through center of engine cover into fan area. See illustration 2.

4.If passages are clear and fan is operating properly, replace FineTune® ring, lure and rain cover. If not, clean.

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To Clean

Perform whenever there is enough build-upto slow or stop fan operation.

Tools Required: Phillips screwdriver and/or pliers, cleaner, cloth, plastic knife.

1.Safety First! – Shut engine OFF by turning gas tank valve to CLOSED position. Disconnect regulator from tank by turning

black knob counterclockwise. Wait for engine to cool to the touch.

Windex® is a registered trademark of S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc.

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