Blue Rhino CPSV003589 User Manual
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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.
FIRE, BURN, INHALATION, AND EXPLOSION HAZARD. KEEP SOLID COMBUSTIBLES, SUCH AS BUILDING MATERIALS, PAPER OR CARDBOARD, FEATHERS, STRAW AND DUST A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE APPLIANCE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE INSTRUCTIONS. NEVER USE THE APPLIANCE IN SPACES WHICH CONTAIN OR MAY CONTAIN VOLATILE OR AIRBORNE COMBUSTIBLES, OR PRODUCTS SUCH AS GASOLINE, SOLVENTS, PAINT THINNER, DUST PARTICLES OR UNKNOWN CHEMICALS.
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.
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.
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
3.Never use an open flame to check for leaks.
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.
a.Important Information About Octenol
b.Important Information About Ultraviolet Light
Quick & Easy Assembly .....................................................
b.FineTune®: Customizing the Lure Output
d.To Turn Off
b.Routine Maintenance: Keeping Air Packages Clear
c.Replacing Ignitor Battery
d.End of Season Storage
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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.
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,
•Reduce the nuisance of certain flying biting insects.
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®.
•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
Important Mosquito 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
•Begin operating your SkeeterVac® device once low temperatures remain above 50 degrees F
•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
Important Information About Octenol
Your SkeeterVac® device includes a lure that contains octenol
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.
Important 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.
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Always contact our experts before returning product to place of purchase.
•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
•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!
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
•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
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.
Quick & Easy Assembly
To complete assembly you will need:
•4 oz. leak check solution - mix 1 part dishwashing soap with 3 parts water
1. Assemble Cart Frame
•Slide front section of cart frame into rear section of frame.
•Attach with bolts, washers and nuts as shown.
•Hand tighten securely.
2.Attach Engine to Post
• Place engine onto post.
• Press down until the snaps engage.
• Slide WaveDrawer™ into engine.
• Position FineTune® ring and lure in place.
3.LP Gas Tank
•Place full LP gas tank on cart.
•Connect gas line to tank by turning knob clockwise until it stops.
•Turn tank ON and test for leaks:
•Spoon leak check solution where knob and tank valve connect.
•If any bubbles appear turn tank OFF, reconnect and
•If no bubbles appear after one minute turn tank OFF, wipe away solution
•Wrap cover around tank and attach to frame.
4. Attach Rain Cover
•Place rain cover over engine and tank.
•Secure in place by twisting FineTune® lock clockwise until it stops.
Tip: to locate a retailer in your neighborhood that provides
FineTune® Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10. AA Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rain Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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FineTune® Biting Insect Lure . . . . . . . . . . . .
12. Tank Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FineTune® Ring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low Pressure Hose & Regulator Assembly . . .
Cart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screw (4) M5x30 Zinc Plated Pan Head Screw. . . .
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7. TacTrap™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nut (4) M5 Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LP Gas Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Stakes (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9. Wave Drawer™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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
(2) front feet.
Maximum performance may require relocating your SkeeterVac® device from time to time. Before moving make sure rain cover and cylinder cover are secured. To move, hold the handle and lift upward. Pull to the new location.
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
1.Remove FineTune® lock 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
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 LP gas tank by turning valve clockwise until it stops
CAUTION - The gas supply must be turned off at the
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 every
1.Turn valve on propane tank OFF
2.Disconnect gas line from tank by turning knob counterclockwise
3.Remove empty tank replace with full LP gas tank
4.Reconnect gas line to LP tank by turning knob clockwise
5.Remove tank cover from empty tank and place on full tank
6.Remove WaveDrawer™, empty and slide back in place
7.Remove rain cover from top of SkeeterVac®
8.Remove used TacTrap™ and dispose of properly
9.Slide fresh TacTrap™ in 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
•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 TacTrap™ and 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.
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.
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.
Perform whenever there is enough
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.
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