Does the MistKing pump need to be bolted down?

Ceceblue82

Member
Well the title pretty much says it all. I just received the starter kit and was wondering if everybody fastens the pump down or just sits it on a shelf. One small thing I'm not too happy about is they don't include a paper manual, you have to go online for instructions. Hey, I'm old OK lol
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I did not have to bolt mine down. I have the starter set up. It does not rattle or move. I will say I did have to prime mine by holding the up arrow for about 4 minutes. I would imagine all are different but I had a heck of a time getting mine to prime. You have to do this with it not being connected to your nozzles so that it creates a stream of water and all the air gets pushed out. Have a bottle or a cup handy cause once it starts flowing it really flows lol. Then push the tube into your nozzle connection. Press and hold the up arrow and it will start spraying. :)
 
Yeah mines not bolted down either and it doesn’t rattle so you’d be good with setting it up however you think looks best
 

mkeBob

Established Member
Just remember your water source must be above the pump unless unit is attached to a pressurized system. I hung mine with wire under the shelf that holds my water container.
 

Ceceblue82

Member
I did not have to bolt mine down. I have the starter set up. It does not rattle or move. I will say I did have to prime mine by holding the up arrow for about 4 minutes. I would imagine all are different but I had a heck of a time getting mine to prime. You have to do this with it not being connected to your nozzles so that it creates a stream of water and all the air gets pushed out. Have a bottle or a cup handy cause once it starts flowing it really flows lol. Then push the tube into your nozzle connection. Press and hold the up arrow and it will start spraying. :)
I can't seem to get mine to prime, reservoir is on a shelf above the pump. I didn't hold the up arrow down but I did turn it on and heard the motor but nothing - am afraid to do that too long or do I just let it run ?
 

Zevil

Avid Member
Why didn't you get a paper manual? It should come with one. I place the pump on a lower shelf and the reservoir on the upper shelf. Took me a short while to get it to work.
 

Ceceblue82

Member
It had a little card in the box that said go to their website for directions. Looking at some old posts and somebody mentioned shorting the tube to the pump - that did the trick. :D
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Why didn't you get a paper manual? It should come with one. I place the pump on a lower shelf and the reservoir on the upper shelf. Took me a short while to get it to work.
Ok this is wher I had issues too so I was emailing back and forth with mistking and they said to hold the up arrow with the tube disconnected until water flows. They said it would take two minutes. It did take mine about 3 to 4 minutes though.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oops that attached to the wrong comment. @Ceceblue82 message me if you have issues. I just went through this last night setting mine up. I’m happy to help.
 
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