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    INSTALLATION AND OPERATING GUIDE

    * IMPORTANT*

    READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE INSTALLING THE SYSTEM TO ENSURE PROPER INSTALLATION

    EZ-FLO Connector Required for Installation, Sold Separately

    • Do not connect to an irrigation system that is not protected by an approved backflow prevention device.
    • Do not install if pressure exceeds 100 PSI
    • Use only with non-hazardous products
    • Minimize exposure to direct sunlight to maximize service life
    • Protect against freezing to avoid tank fracture

    All EZ-FLO systems are engineered to be installed by a professional irrigation or landscape contractor. Improper installation or use could cause a risk of water contamination due to backflow or tank rupture. Failure to follow all safety instructions and warnings could result in serious bodily injury. Improper installation or use of the system voids all warranties.

     

    System Installation

    Typical installation

    The system is typically installed in a valve box, connected to the mainline of the irrigation system after the backflow preventer and before the sprinkler valves. One unit will feed both drip and sprinkler zones without changing any connections or nozzles. It will supply both the front and back yard landscapes.

    Step 1 – Locate the installation point.
    The connection is made after an approved backflow prevention device. It can be made either vertically or horizontally in the irrigation mainline. A “CBV” style connection is required for any installation especially for low flow, drip, or low-pressure connections. This coupling ball valve is to be sized to your mains.

    Step 2 – Shut off the water and relieve pressure

    Step 3 – Cut out a section of pipe slightly larger than the cut-out length of the coupling.

    Step 4 – Glue the coupling into the line. Glue in coupling with flow arrow pointing in the direction of the water flow.

    Step 5 – Attach tubing to the coupling. Attach black tubing to blue fitting, clear tubing to green fitting and secure with tubing clamps

    Fill Tank

    Step 6 – Fill the tank with the recommended amount of product. The EZ- FLO system can be filled with any liquid or most water-soluble products. Fill the tank based on the product’s coverage recommendations.

    Fertilizer Typical Coverage Rates:

    Liquid – 1.5 litre per 200 m2 every 4 to 6 weeks

    Powder- 1 kg per 200 m2 every 4 to 6 weeks

    Pour fertilizer directly into the tank and then top off with water until all air is gone from the tank. Allow the water to overflow slightly.

     

    ModelTank SizeMaximum Capacity
    EZFLO13.2 litres4 kg dry or 3.2 L. liquid
    EZ001-CX5.7 litres6 kg dry or 5.7 L. liquid
    EZ003-CX9.4 litres8 kg dry or 9.4 L liquid
    EZ005-FX19 litres16 kg dry or 19 L liquid
    EZ010-HC38 liters42 kg dry or 38 L liquid

    ALL TANK CAPACITIES ARE APPROXIMATE*

    Fill the tank with product

    Follow all product label precautions. Multiple products can be combined and applied all at one time—base how much to put in the tank by each product’s coverage recommendations.

    • Do not put weed control in the system
    • Do not leave air in the tank!!
    • Fill with water from shut off valve or backflow preventer until tank overflows.

    Step 7 – Screw on tank cap

    Step 8 – Connect the tubing to cap

    • Shut off valves in the off position
    • Turn water on at backflow preventer
    • Connect blue connector to water in connection on the cap. Bleed air from the tank by opening the valve slightly on the black line until the air is purged
    • Connect green connector to fertilizer out connection on cap and open the shutoff valve

    Step 9 – Set the flow rate by adjusting the adjustment knob to the proper setting.

    Slow Setting – is used for normal maintenance in regions with high irrigation requirements such as hot dry climates or sandy soils.

    # 1 Setting – is used for normal maintenance in regions with more moderate climates and moderate watering schedules where soils have good moisture retention.

    # 2 Setting – is used to encourage fast growth or to improve the condition of a landscape in poor condition quickly. The unit will empty more rapidly and can be refilled more often.

    Fast Setting – is used for periodic fertilization. The unit will empty more quickly and can be refilled more often.

     

    Setting*RatioApprox. grams or ml per liter
    Slow15000:10.07ml
    18000:10.13ml
    22000:10.50ml
    Fast400:12.50ml

    *Ratio refers to the amount of water mixed with the fertilizer. For example, a 400:1 ratio means 400 litres of water will be mixed with 1 litre of fertilizer in the irrigation pipe. The adjustment knob can be set in between settings if desired. These ratios are approximate because feed rates can vary by the type of product being distributed. Ratios are provided as a general guideline only.

    Litres of water until empty

    The following table shows the approximate kilolitres of water required to distribute the fertilizer from the EZ-FLO system at the various flow settings.

     

    ModelEZFLO1EZ001-CXEZ003-CXEZ005-FX
    Slow4885140280
    125.64576152
    26.4111938
    Fast1.282.33.87.6