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SAFETY ALERT

If you have a GV180 or GV230 Insulation Vacuum, the manufacturer recommends a weekly inspection and clean out of the fan chamber. Remove any insulation build up on fan and inside the chamber. If the impeller blade looks chipped, cracked, or broken, it is strongly encouraged to immediately order a new impeller to prevent personal injury or additional damage to your machine. Contact us for more information.

Annual Maintenance for Insulation Vacuums

As your insulation business begins to pick up this season, here are a few maintenance tips to consider:


• Remove air filter and blow with compressed air.
• Check fuel tank and filter for debris. Clean or replace if necessary.
• Check belt alignment, tension and wear. Tighten or replace if necessary.
• Grease any bearings with a Mobil Mobilith SHC460 high speed grease.
• Check and/or replace spark plugs.
• Check oil level.
• Clean around mufflers, springs, and linkages.
• Change oil if operating under heavy load or high ambient temperature every 25 hours of use or every season.
• Replace fuel filter every 50 hours of use or every season.
• Replace spark plug(s) after every 100 hours of use or every season.
• If the machine is new, change oil and oil filter after the initial 5 hours of use.
• Check hoses and clamps to insure they are in proper working condition and free of debris.
• Check all extension cords to see if they are in working condition free from damage.

Annual Maintenance for Insulation Blowers

Before transporting your machine and equipment to the job site, consider they maintenance tips:


• With proper use, seals will last approximately one year. It is recommended to replace your machine’s seals each Fall. Remember –  Seals can be damaged it items other than insulation are dropped into the machine’s hopper.

• It is always wise to have an extra set of seals on hand to avoid machine downtime and lost profits. New seals will increase air velocity and machine productivity.

• Visually inspect for worn sprockets, loose chains, or any other sign of wear.

• Be sure to clean or replace the machine’s air filter.

• It is recommended to lube all chains, sprockets, and other moving parts that don’t have grease fittings.

• Tighten all chains for proper tension without over tightening.

• To prevent excessive build-up in your insulation blower, use an air hose to blow out all electrical motors and mechanicals behind the side covers.

• Check hoses and clamps to insure they are in proper working condition and free of debris.

• Check all extension cords to see if they are in working condition free from damage.

Ongoing, preventative maintenance is sure to keep your insulation blower and vacuum machines running effectively and efficiently.

For more insight on regular maintenance of your insulation blowers or vacuums, visit the TAP Member Site to download the machine manuals. There are several machine “how-to” videos located on TAPtube within the TAP Member Site. If you need a complimentary TAP Member Site login, please contact us.

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