Article provided by: Cool-Off™
Misting nozzles work to produce cooling effects by breaking up pressurized water into aerosol particles that cause it to flash-evaporate. The degree of coolness produced by the nozzle will depend on how small the water droplets would be. It is recommended that a 0.012-Inch nozzle orifice is used in an area with dry climates while a 0.008-Inch nozzle is used for places with humid climates. Calcium buildups around the nozzle can make the nozzle clog; there’s no need to panic; they can be cleared off. Our misting nozzles come in various kinds and series which give room for easy cleaning and natural debris flush out.
What misting nozzle size should I choose for my kind of misting system?
For any misting system, one of the most important factors to be considered to aid active cooling is the nozzle sizing. For instance, using a patio system as a case study, irrespective of the degree of hotness of your days or you reside in a humid or dry area, if the misting nozzles are hung at 8 or 12 feet high coupled with how far apart they are spaced from each other on the misting lines would determine the perfect size to selected.
During summer, the temperature of a humid area range from 92-95 degrees and humidity is always average in the afternoon (between 25-50%), allowing mist lines hung at 8 feet high. In such a situation, a nozzle spacing of 24-Inches and a nozzle size of 0.008-Inch is said to be perfect.
For a dry area where the temperature is pretty much hotter with a reading of 97-100 degrees, a nozzle size of 0.012-Inch is recommended if the mist line will be mounted at about 10 feet high. It tend to evaporate fine mist as more of that water would be needed in the air to fill the environment the needed amount cold, evaporated mist.
More so, for residents of colder areas having a temperature of 80-90 degree as maximum or higher humidity (of 50% above), your mist line would be mounted at 6-7 feet high, and a misting nozzle size of 0.006 is recommended.
So many factors are meant to be considered to determine the right size of misting nozzles to choose for your kind of misting system, and not all these factors can be discussed here in one place. If you’d need more information or help, feel free to reach us via our website.
How do you best clean your misting nozzles?
As an owner of a misting system, you become surprised because after filtering your water as possible as you can, your misting nozzle still clogs. It is as a result of debris or hard water deposits in your misting system. Then, ways on how to clean a misting nozzle become another scary question you begin to ask yourself. Detaching the nozzle from the system, gently hitting against a solid surface and rinsing can do the trick, for debris clog especially. It doesn’t work in the removal of hard water deposit. To remove that, do the following;
- Detach the clogged nozzle from the system.
- Get the O-ring off the misting nozzle.
- Get the clogged misting nozzle(s) soaked in white vinegar or CLR for a minimum of an hour.
- Use fresh water to rinse the misting nozzle, flush the misting lines and mount back the misting nozzle into the misting system.
- If it’s been long since you last replaced your misting system filter, it should probably be replaced.
If after trying all these and your misting nozzle still fails to work, consider replacing the misting nozzle then. Newly invented misting systems now come along with a different variety of misting nozzles. Here, the standard misting nozzle we recommend for installation is a 12/24 (0.008-Inch).