BY100 Propane thermal fogger review

Specifications

  • Category – Thermal fogger
  • Type – Propane
  • Manufacturer – VectorFog
  • Weight – 3.8 pounds (1.7 kg)
  • Dimensions – 24x7x16 inches (62x18x41 cm)
  • Material – Steel and plastic
  • Capacity of container – 0.7 gallons (2.8 l)
  • Auto ignite button – Yes
  • Particle size – 5-30 microns
  • Propane gas cylinder – Not included
  • Approx. operation time on one tank – over 1.5 hours
  • Warranty – 1 year

Manufacturer

VectorFog is a South Korean company that was founded in 1990 as manufacturer of consumer electronics and in 2005 they started making different cold fogging equipment including ULV foggers. Now they produce a high quality cold and thermal foggers that are used by homeowners and professionals.

Review

BY100-insect-fogger

This is a thermal fogger that can be used for various of applications starting from pest control to spaying disinfectants solutions. VectoFog BY100 is a portable fogger and works with propane or butane gas, so no electric cables are needed to power the fogger. As this is a thermal fogger it produces a thick white cloud of fog that contains a large count of tiny particles. The fog produced by a thermal fogger can penetrate the smallest spaces both indoors and outdoors and are very effective in pest control applications. For example the fog produced by this mosquito fogger can reach inside thick bushes and tree foliage outdoors and small gaps and cracks in floor or walls indoors. Thermal fog is better for reaching into smaller spaces than wet fog produced by majority of ULV foggers. BY100 propane fogger can be used in home, backyard, garden, commercial site, greenhouse and many other places. Although this is a bit larger and more powerful fogger than most individual use thermal foggers, it still packs the same useful features as a regular thermal fogger such as portability, that allows to use it to fog outdoor areas. The fogger is made in the South Korea.

Parts

The fogger is made from a durable plastic and stainless steel material. The body of the fogger is made from plastic and painted in an orange color, but the burner is made from a stainless steel. On top of the fogger there is a comfortable handle for carrying the fogger around. The fogger can be powered by a propane or butane gas by inserting a cartridge in the back of the fogger. You should use an 8 oz (236 ml) propane or butane fuel cartridge. Unfortunately the fogger does not comes with a fuel cartridge so you will need to purchase it separately.

VectorFog mosquito fogger is equipped with a 0.7 gallon (2.8 l) solution tank. The tank is also made from a durable plastic material. You can fill the solution tank with both oil or water based solutions. Inside the solution tank there is a pump, which is used to pump the fogging liquid from the tank to the heating assembly where it gets heated to a high temperature and vaporizes when released from a nozzle. Under the handle there is a fogging trigger. On the left side of the fogger is an auto ignite switch that lights a spark to the heat assembly when pressed. The heat assembly part of the fogger consists of multiple parts such as a burner, coil, safety basket, solution supply tube and a nozzle.

The fogger outputs a dry and dense cloud of fog. The average particles size the VectorFog BY100 fogger produces is in range of 5-30 microns, which is the best particle size for mosquito control. The flow rate of the fogger is approx. 0.5 gallons (2 l) an hour and you can fog for almost 1.5 hours with one full tank.

The fogger comes with few useful accessories such as a shoulder strap that can be useful when fogging large outdoor areas, because this is not the lightest fogger especially when filled with dilution and fogging chemicals, an extra pump pickup and a usage and service manual.

Fogging

Fogging with this tool is pretty simple and the fogger is lighter than most ULV foggers and shoulder strap makes it easier to carry around. Although this is a larger and more powerful fogger than most smaller propane foggers, you need to use approx. the same amount of fogging solution.

To use the fogger first take of the solution container and fill it with according dilutant, water for water based fogging and oil for oil based fogging. Then fill the chemical tank with the fogging chemical for certain application and follow the chemical level indicator trough a special spot on the side of the tank. The fogger is powered by a propane or butane gas cartridge. To light a fogger attach the gas cartridge to the back of the fogger and make sure it is properly tightened to the fogger. Then open the gas supply by turning the valve next to the cylinder anti clockwise. After that press the auto ignite button on the body of the fogger and wait for about half a minute until the burner has heated up. When the fogger has heated up to a proper temperature you can start to fog by pressing the fogging trigger located under the handle of the fogger. To turn the fogger off close the chemical supply valve and turn off the gas supply by closing the gas supply valve clockwise. Clean the fogger from dilutatn and fogging chemicals before storage.

BY100 mosquito fogger has got many advantages for different control applications such as portability, effective particle size for flying insect control, large spray distance of approx. 30 feet (9 m) and ability to spray oil and water based solutions not only for insect and pest control but also to spray other solutions such as disinfectants. The fogger can be used in smaller areas such as homes, backyards, patios and similar as well as larger outdoor and indoor areas.

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Size and weight

The size of the fogger is 24x7x16 inches (62x18x41 cm) and the weight of the tool is 3.8 pounds (1.7 kg). Manufacturer VectorFog provides a 1 year warranty against defects for the fogger.

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2 comments

  1. hi I bought the vector by100 fogger and I was wondering what is the best solution to put in the top tank for killing mosquitos. diesel goes on the bottom only it looks like. I was thinking of using a mixture of pyrethrin permethrin diluted with deodorized oil or just some diesel in the top tank. do you think this would work well?

    1. A mixture of pyrethrin, permethrin diluted with deodorized oil might work, yes, but I would suggest you to go for one of the store-bought fogging insecticides, because these products are specifically manufactured to be used with a fogger and to kill mosquitoes and other insects.

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