Before your next True-Vue installation, read this article for tips and tricks to help you save time.
The True-Vue chemical system is an efficient and reliable chemical management solution that helps operators save space, as well as manage and monitor chemical usage in their car washes. Give your customers peace of mind with a solution that allows them to monitor one or more wash locations from anywhere, anytime 24/7.
TIP ONE: DON’T FORGET THE HEX
The tanks will not arrive pre-assembled; the guards will need to be installed on site. You will need a 5/32 Hex driver or equivalent drill bit, or a T-25 Star bit (with long necks) to install the screws.
TIP TWO: DON’T GET STUCK WITHOUT STINGERS AND GUARDS
Both the True-Vue Standard or Deluxe Chemical System require stingers and guards. The guards are especially beneficial when installing the Standard System. Without the guards, the stingers will fall inside the tank and be a mess to extract when comes time to conduct draw tests. By installing the guards it will help you save time and messes in the long run. The guards will hold the stingers in place and allow you to remove excess chemicals in one pull. Not more messes!
BONUS TIP: We highly recommend carrying spare 2.5 gal containers of each chemical in your service vehicle. These are much lighter to lift than the True-Vue tanks, quicker to run tests, as well as fit onto the digital scale.
Stinger Part #: 7-EQ402
Guard Part #: 7-EQ402-1
TIP THREE: TO WALL MOUNT
Depending on the setup of your customer’s backroom situation, a wall mounted rack may be the solution. The 4ft length brackets require some preinstallation work. To secure the wall brackets onto the block wall, purchase anchors that are suitable for the wall material and have a minimum weight tolerance of 300 lbs. Anchors are not supplied with the wall bracket.
Wall Bracket Part #: 7-EQ501
TIP FOUR: NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED FLOOR RACKS
When mounting tanks to the wall is not a option, try the True-Vue rack system. Simply load the assembled tanks onto the racks. Each 4ft wide rack with 2 hanging brackets can hold up to eight 10-gallon tanks or a mix of 10 and 20-gallon tanks. These racks are tremendous time-savers in the any installation.
Rack Part #: 7-EQ502
TIP FIVE: MINIMIZE THE STICKY SITUATION WITH LABELS
To reduce staff confusion and minimize accidental product mixing all True-Vue tanks are supplied with labels. Two labels will be supplied with each tank. One is a part# label and the second is the large pennant tank label. If this the first time or the tenth time suggest ordering one extra label per tank just in case things get too sticky. It happens.
These labels can be tricky to install so we have prepared a step by step process as well as list a couple of tips and tools to help you install these labels successfully.
- Wash hands to avoid the transfer of oil, chemical, or other debris from attaching to the back of the labels.
- Always clean the labeling surface with a clean moist cloth before all installs. The surface may have come in contact with dirt or dust during transport, storage, or in a backroom.
- Very lightly mist the area with water then dab off any excess water before applying the large tank label or the label will not stay adhered.
- Peel back the top 1-2” of the large tank label. Gently fold down the paper for a smoother application.
- Gently center and secure a small area of the tank label between the widest recessed grooves. Check to see that the rest of the label will fit inside the recessed panel top to bottom then side to side before securing the rest of the label. If no, re-center the label and test again.
- While using a 4-5” wide flexible plastic putty type knife start to secure the label onto the surface and push the air bubbles out from behind the label from top to bottom then side to side.
- Slowly peel back the backside in 3-4″sections and secure the label onto the surface by moving the putty knife top to bottom then side to side. Continue repeating this step until you reach the bottom of the panel.
- Lastly, stick on the part# label inside the white space located at the top of the large tank label.
TIP SIX: INSTALLING TRUE-VUE MONITORING SENSORS
The True-Vue Deluxe Chemical System uses a high-quality sensor to read daily chemical usage. In order to receive accurate readings, the sensor must sit 1 ¾ inch from the top of the first nut to the top of the sensor. The sensors can easily locked into place using the 4 adjusters. Remove the blue rubber cap from the sensor before installation.
Connect the monitoring cables away from the Sensor Protector Guard.
TIP SEVEN: HOW TO ORGANIZE THE CABLE AND PIPING
Make your installs look clean and professional by using this wiring duct product to help organize and rout cables and tubing for this system. The Panduit PANDUCT is an excellent tool to help achieve this and can be found in most electrical supply centers.
Depending on the placement of the True-Vue floor rack, you can also use the backside of the frame to help secure and organize cables and piping with zip ties. See an example of this setup from one our recent installs.