Operation of the Unit
Once you have your Prima plugged in and
filled with water and shampoo, you will be
ready to begin using it. (Refer to the mixing
shampoo section to help figure out what kind
of dilution ratio and how to get it.) Remember
that with the Prima Bathing System, you will
be able to increase your dilution ratios. Experiment
with your dilution ratios to achieve
the desired results. Once warm water and
shampoo have been added, thoroughly mix
the shampoo solution by replacing the lid,
turning the OUT valve to MIX SHAMPOO, the
IN valve to MAIN TANK, and the on/off switch
to ON. See fig 1.
TO AVOID SOLUTION SPLASHING OUT
OF THE TANK WHEN THE LID IS OFF,
DO NOT TURN THE MACHINE ON WITH
THE “OUT” VALVE SET AT “MIX SHAMPOO”.
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES.
ALWAYS HAVE LID ON SECURELY
WHEN MIXING YOUR SHAMPOO SOLUTION.
Let solution mix for three to five minutes
before turning the OUT valve to the APPLY
SHAMPOO position. See fig 2. The pump
will not turn on until the trigger on the gun is
opened. Hold the spray nozzle about 2-3
inches off the coat of the animal to maximize the effectiveness of this unit. See fig 3.
The soap will foam when it is released from
the gun and the pressure will push it directly to
the skin of the animal lifting away dead skin
cells, dirt, oil, and loose hair.
The Prima Bathing System will allow you to
spray under the belly and between the toes
easily. Gently lather coat and rinse.
Using More Than One Shampoo
If you typically use more than one shampoo a day, you can switch easily between solutions.
Mix the solution you wish to apply to the
animal in a separate container. (Old shampoo
bottles work perfect for this) Remove the
secondary pickup line from the tank (the one
with the red attachment and strainer on it)
drop the line into the bucket and switch the IN valve to the AUX TANK position. Make sure the OUT valve is in the APPLY SHAMPOO position before clearing the line of the existing shampoo. See fig 4. You are now ready to
apply a different solution. This method may
also be used to apply disinfectants to cages,
trays, floors, bathing areas, and any other
DO NOT PLACE THE “OUT” VALVE TO THE “MIX SHAMPOO” POSITION AND THE “IN” VALVE TO THE “AUX TANK” POSITION AT THE SAME TIME. THIS WILL MIX YOUR SECONDARY SOURCE WITH THE SOLUTION IN THE TANK.
The secondary pickup line has a check valve
and strainer attached to the end of the tube.
The strainer keeps large particles from entering
the pump. This will need to be cleaned as
needed. The check valve closes when the pump stops to keep the fluid from running out
the end of the tube. There is also a suction
strainer on the inside of the tank that needs to
be cleaned as needed. A good time to do that is before you fill the tank with water and shampoo.
The spray gun used on this unit is lightweight
and has a trigger lock on it. Squeeze the gun
and push forward on the gray flip lock to lock
the trigger into the open position. To release
the lock, simply pull back on the flip lock. See
Dual Gun Operation
The dual gun option allows you to spray from
two stations at the same time without loosing
any pressure. Included in the dual gun kit are
new nozzles. It is necessary to replace the
brown nozzle on the gun with the red nozzle in
the kit for normal operation with two guns. To
change the nozzle unscrew the nozzle cap at
the spray end of the gun, replace nozzle and
tighten. See fig 6.
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