SPRAYDOWN PROCEDURES -- CONTINUED.
Figure 37. Spraydown Hose.
Screed electric heat box must be completely shut down prior to spraydown. Fire is possible if
screed electric heat box is running during washing operations. Failure to comply may cause injury
or death to personnel and damage to equipment.
The spraydown hose is used to thoroughly spray a light coat of cleaner solution on any
component of the BMPM that comes in contact with material before operation and at the end of
the day s operation. Cleaner solution keeps material from hardening on BMPM. Use enough
cleaner solution to dissolve hardened paving material. This is not used as a pressure washer to
clean material from BMPM.
5. Squeeze the wand handle (Figure 37, Item 1) to spray all areas that come in contact with paving material with
a light coat of cleaner solution, paying close attention to conveyor chains (Figure 38, Item 3), idler pulleys
(Figure 38, Item 1), hopper wings (Figure 38, Item 2), augers (Figure 38, Item 8), cutoffs (Figure 38, Item 7),
screed (Figure 38, Item 6), screed extensions (Figure 38, Item 5), and end gates (Figure 38, Item 4), and
release wand handle when done spraying.