Sprinklers

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Instructions: For turning sprinkler system off (turn sprinkler clock to ‘off’ position)

  1. Turn off water at main sprinkler valve (inside home). (A)
  2. Turn two check valves to a 45 degree angle (located on copper backflow outside home). (D)
  3. Open two air petcocks at a 45 degree angle (screw driver needed) (C)
  4. Open brass cross handled drain inside the valve box.
  5. Open inlet drain valve (B). Be prepared to drain water into bucket – do not lose cap.

Instructions: For turning sprinkler system on (turn sprinkler clock to ‘run’ position)

  1. Close brass cross handle drain inside the valve box.
  2. Close two air petcocks (screw driver need). (C)
  3. Close two check valves (perpendicular to flow). (D)
  4. Close inlet drain. (B)
  5. Turn on water at main sprinkler valve (inside home). (A)
  6. Open check valve closest to house (parallel to flow). (D)
  7. Open the other check valve (parallel to flow). (D)

Notes:

  1. Follow these steps to prevent freezing components of your sprinkler system. Operating your system in the winter is risky and will likely damage your system requiring spring repair.
  2. Remember to detach all hoses from any faucets outside your home to prevent damage.
  3. Remember to winter water by hand. Colorado’s dry winter climate can leave your grass, trees and plants susceptible to desiccation, and in need of water.
  4. Remember to check the 9V battery in your sprinkler clock to assure the programming is maintained in the case of a power outage.

If you would like more help turning on your sprinklers, contact us