Blender Hose. The blender hose is 27 feet long. When the blender hose is not in use, it is stowed inside
the suction hose on top of the tank unit. This hose is used to connect the tank unit assembly to the pump
unit assembly or to the M2 water heater.
Figure 8 depicts the relative sizes of the two hoses, how the blender hose is stowed inside the suction
hose, and where they are stowed on the tank unit assembly.
The hopper-blender assembly (Figure 9), located inside the tank unit, is a cone-shaped unit that
facilitates addition of STB to the tank. It is used to blend the STB decontaminating agent with water.
Two bolts hold the hopper-blender and cover in place. Two gaskets are cemented to the cover and the
hopper-blender to protect the contacting surfaces and provide a seal. A straining screen prevents large
lumps of STB from entering the hopper.
Figure 9. Hopper-blender assembly.