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Maintenance

Servicing and repair

In order to keep your Ferret in good operational condition we recommend that it is serviced once a year. The annual service includes the replacement of a number of seals and the cord with internal trace wires. In addition a number of parts are removed, cleaned and refitted before final pressure and operational tests are undertaken.

 

On the rare occasions that gangs damage their Ferret we are able to offer a fast turn around on repairs, usually within 48hrs. 

Basic Maintenance

Recharging the Battery

 

You should recharge the Battery when the level indicator xxx  shows 1/4 full. Remove the seal cap and push the charger terminal into the recharging socket         and do up the nut. Plug into the mains and leave to charge for around 8 hours.

 

You must ALWAYS replace the seal cap once the charger has been disconnected.

 

Cleaning and Disinfecting the Ferret and Ancillary Equipment

 

The parts of the Ferret that are in contact with the pipework should be treated like any other fitting. If for example local operating practice requires fittings to be disinfected with a mild chlorus solution then the same should be applied to the relevant parts of the Ferret. After each use the Ferret and ancillary equipment should be wiped clean. 

Removing Air from the Head Inflation System

 

Do the following test to check if there is air in the Head Inflation system. Make sure the Protective Cap         is fitted to the Head Connector. Screw the Head Boost clockwise / down whilst looking at the Head Pressure Gauge. If the pressure shown on the gauge does not reach 40 before the Head Boost is screwed right in / down then there is air in the Head Inflation system.

 

Follow these steps to remove the air from the Head Inflation System

 

STEP 1 – Screw the Head Boost anticlockwise / up until it comes off.

 

STEP 2 – Fit a large tap connector over the Head Boost Chamber and tighten the clamp.

 

STEP 3 – Connect a hose pipe and turn on the tap so you are running water through the system to remove any air.

 

STEP 4 – Remove the Protective Cap from the Head Connector and raise it above the Ferret. Fix the Head Connector in this raised position for at least one hour to ensure all the air is flushed out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 5 – Refit the Protective Cap. Turn off the hosepipe, remove the tap connector from the Head Boost Chamber and refit the Head Boost Knob. 

 

STEP 6 – Repeat the pressure test again by screwing the Head Boost clockwise / down. If the reading on the Head Pressure Gauge is lower than 40 repeat the air removal process. 

Press and hold your finger over the outlet for a couple of seconds and then release. Repeat several times.

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