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Irrigation question

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by T-Rex266, May 12, 2019.

  1. May 12, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    When turning your sprinklers back on for the season, is this valve correct or do I need to open it (clockwise)?

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  2. May 12, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Is that cut off valve conected to something else? Or is that a submerged system?
     
  3. May 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    :notsure: Should be all sprinklers
     
  4. May 12, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    That valve looks like where they hook up to blowout the system for winter. I think. And should be off like it is. I could be wrong. Assume the blue valve is what you talking about.
     
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  5. May 12, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    Wish I could help. I was flipping them off and on until I got it to work. Never bothered with winterizing the system until last year. This year I’ll pay closer attention.
     
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    That’s my technique also.
     
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    That is a blowout port or drain leave it closed turn main water on run system through controller to check zones program controller to your needs
    Do you have back flow preventer?usually a brass bell looking thing on house where main water comes out
     
  8. May 12, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    I would leave that as is. Make sure your water is off before the valve and then turn in the water to your sprinklers on from the basement? Make sure all the vents are closed and no leaks then turn on the water slowly before the valve. Check for leaks. Valve might leak for a second from pressure.
     
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  9. May 12, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    Don’t turn that one!! You’ll have water where you don’t want it!!:(. Look for the main going into all of those off your main and then follow directions above. But I’m thinking if nothing was touched then turn on the main to the sprinkler system and power (breaker) to the system and timers and all should work?? Good luck?
     
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    I turned on the sprinklers from the basement for the irrigation line and opened the valves on the backflow. Seems to have worked
     
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    That stays off. I have on occasion cracked that open after blow out to allow any remaining water in the lines a way to escape before freezing. If you do that make sure to close it before starting your system again.
     
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  12. May 13, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    you are in luck! i own an irrigation company.

    that definalety should be off other wise it will continuously leak from there . looks like a blow out connection to me.

    the solenoids on the valves need to be hand tight . if they are not one valve or all valves may run and not shut down. also if the black bleeder screws should be hand tight
     
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  13. May 13, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    i do not know why they would put a blow out in that location. i put my blow out at the exit of the house and before the p.v.b. so i can blow everything out from the source.

    also have no idea why they made a u shaped manifold other than being cheap and trying to fit more valve in a box than is supposed to be in there
     
  14. May 13, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    I vaguely remember blowing it out from there for shut off in the winter. I did tighten (hand) the valves to off.

    So is the valve in the right position or do I need to turn it? :help:
     
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  15. May 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    it is correct.
     
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    It’s fine. Leave it like that. That is IMO not an ideal blow out spot. I run a quick connect just before my back flow preventer. You air up the system and turn each zone on until no more water. I’ll send a pic if it helps.
     
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  18. May 13, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    That pic is when I had it blown out. Buy a quick connect and you can leave it there permanently.
     
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    Thanks gents!
     
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    For reference, this is how I leave mine all the time. I have a medium size compressor and I bought one of those cheaper pig tail yellow hoses that are mobile. Roll it over there and pressurize the system. Turn on each zone, done.

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