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BluTube Instructions

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BluTube Instructions

BluTube® Instructions

Install guide for standard bottles

Step 1: Practicing aseptic technique, remove dark blue vinyl shipping caps from both ends of BluTube cartridge. Attach clear female luer lock to BluTube cartridge.

Step 2: Remove the water bottle from the dental unit. Cut the uptake tube according to the table below and attach it to the barb on the manifold.

  • 750mL bottle = 2 1/4″ uptake tube length
  • 2L bottle = 7 1/4″ uptake tube length

Step 3: Connect BluTube to the uptake tube using the attached luer lock. Reattach the water bottle to the unit. Set air pressure to 45psi.

Step 4: Flush cold tap water through BluTube cartridge for 3-5 minutes. It is normal for a slight tint during the initial flush. Adhere the supplied 6-month indicator to the outside of the bottle. Activate the 6-month replacement indicator by pressing firmly on the bubble. At six months, the entire window bar will be filled with red, letting you know it’s time to replace the BluTube cartridge.

Pro tip! Some offices will place the 6-month indicator on their maintenance calendar to serve as the reminder that it’s time to change your BluTube.

Install guide for A-dec bottles

Step 1: Practicing aseptic technique, remove A-dec bottle by pushing up while twisting 1/4 turn to the left. Then take a 1/8 inch allen wrench
and remove both screws from the collar and set aside. Separate the collar and lift the uptake tube from the bottle.

Step 2: Take BluTube cartridge and remove dark blue vinyl shipping caps from both ends of the cartridge. Twist the female luer lock into male end of BluTube cartridge.

Step 3: Cut the uptake tube according to the table below. Using luer lock, connect BluTube to the cut end of the uptake tube. Place the uptake tube and BluTube into A-dec bottle.

  • A-dec bottle = 3/4″ update tube length

Step 4: Locate notches on the inside of the collar. Match notches to indentations on bottle and uptake tube assembly (they connect at the lowest section of the manifold). Attach one side of the collar at a time. If it feels loose, try twisting the collar around until notches drop into indentations in the bottle and uptake tube assembly. Use the allen wrench and previously removed screws to secure the collar back together. Ensure the seal is tight and there are no visible gaps. Lift and turn the A-dec bottle to the right to reconnect. Set to 45psi.

Step 5: Flush cold tap water through BluTube cartridge for 3-5 minutes. It is normal for a slight tint during initial flush. Adhere the supplied 6-month indicator to the outside of the bottle. Activate 6-month replacement indicator by pressing firmly on the bubble. Store other BluTube cartridge in a cool, dry place until ready for use.

Pro tip! Some offices will place the 6-month indicator on their maintenance calendar to serve as the reminder that it’s time to change your BluTube.

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