we blow out the irrigation system in the fall we leave the
valves on the anti-siphon device half open. There are usually
2 small and 2 large ball valves. The valves must all be closed,
and any plug or faucet on the pipe coming out of the house,
for the irrigation system, has to be closed before turning
the water on.
water has to be turned on down in the basement or at the water
source. The valve should be turned on slowly as not to cause
a rush of water into the system that might cause stress on
the pipes and joints.
- Go outside
at the anit-siphon and make sure there are no water leaks.
With the valve on the outside of the V/B going into the ground
turned off, turn on the valve coming out of the house into
the V/B on. When the water goes into the V/B it will flush
for a bit, when the poppet seats the leak will stop. (Approx.
30 seconds). Turn on the valve going into the ground slowly,
until you hear the rush of water stop. Then open it competently.
- Go to
the controller and make sure it is plugged in and change the
battery if there is one. Make sure the controller is set up
with the time and day. Go to manual start and start up a zone.
all heads on the zones to make sure they turn and adjust as
needed. After you have gone through all the zones, set the
controller for the day and the amount of time you want it
to run. See charts for water needs for different times of
- We do
offer this as a service, if you do not wish to do it yourself.
If you have any questions please call, we would be very happy
to help you.
any of the steps are done incorrectly, it may cause damage to
your system. Therefore, we recommend that it be done professionally.
We do offer this service in the fall. If you have any questions,
please call us and we will be happy to answer them for you.