Rebuilding Your Fogmaster Tri-Jet 6208

Fogmaster 6208
Fogmaster 6208

I love well-built, beautiful, strong, dependable machines. I really do. They are “machine sexy,” in my eyes.

One of my favorite and recent acquisitions is a Fogmaster Tri-Ject 6208. Mine was built in the 1960s or early-70s. It still looks great and works well. But, I decided to rebuild it a little just to keep it in tip-top shape.

The Fogmaster Corporation is based in Florida and still makes each of its fogger machines here in the U.S. There’s no reason to not buy a brand new Fogmaster if it’s in your budget. But, if it’s not, you also won’t go wrong with buying an old one at a garage sale or eBay. They’re very dependable.

If you pick up an old Fogmaster and it’s not blowing as strongly as you think it should, it is likely that your hoses are old and in need of replacing. Now, understand that the fine folks at Fogmaster will do this for your free of charge. You just need to pay for shipping and parts. (Seriously! Labor is free!) The hose kit is only $12.50. That’s a heck of a deal.

But if you know me, you know I like to do my own tinkering. So, I decided to cut a few corners and do it myself in my own backyard. If you want to change the hoses in your Fogmaster, trust me, you can do it too.

Bright Nail Polish
Bright Nail Polish

What you will need:

1 Phillips head screw driver,
about 2 feet of 3/8 inch fuel hose
a sharp knife, and
some brightly colored nail polish.

(Point of note: You see the picture of the nail polish to the left? Notice that it is so important it warrants it’s own picture. Don’t skip the nail polish step. If you use the polish, you will never know the headache it saved you, but

if  you skip the step, you will curse yourself later!)

Fogmaster 6308, top down
Fogmaster 6208, top down

Remove the top part of the Fogmaster from the base (which is the tank). Place the top part of the Fogmaster flat on its nose (the end where the mist is blown). You will see four Phillips head screws. Loosen the

screw, but do not remove them. Once they are loosened, you will be able to remove the top part and put it down (see picture).

As you remove the top and the three rings (you will see the flat metal rings as you take it apart), use your brightly colored nail polish to mark where the rings meet each other. When you put it back together, the

ability to line up the colored marks will make this job so much easier.

View inside the top mechanism of Fogmaster 6208
Fogmaster 6208 under the hood.

The picture to the right that shows what it will look under the hood. It’s pretty simple. Your hoses are likely yellow and old. That’s what we are going to replace.

View of hoses inside of Fogmaster 6208
Fogmaster 6208, 5 small hoses

There are five short hoses. DO NOT REMOVE ALL THE HOSES AT ONCE! You will be asking for trouble if you do.

Small u-shaped hose inside of Fogmaster 6208
Small u-shaped hose, before
Small u-shaped hose inside of Fogmaster 6208
Small u-shaped tube, after

Remove he small u-shaped hose. Straighten it out next to your uncut fuel hose and cut off a piece the exact same length. Replace that hose. Continue these steps with each of the

five hoses, one at a time.

Removing each tube during rebuild of Fogmaster 6208
Removing each tube one by one

Continue to remove each tube one at a time, cut the desired about of new tubing, and replace.

3-directional outlet, inside Fogmaster 6208
3-directional outlet, before

You will see that there is a hose that has a three-directional outlet. Replace each tube and be sure to secure them back to this outlet tightly.

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3-directional outlet, inside Fogmaster 6208
3-directional outlet, after

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Exterior coiled tube of Fogmaster 6208
Exterior coiled tube

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Base plate uptake valve

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