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nightshutter
10-23-2011, 09:41 PM
I usually connect to the hose connection and its a piece of cake. Last year I ran into a place that had no back flow and no hose connection. Never seen any place around here with a quick connect. Im sure some have it but I havent been lucky enough to have a easier blowout. Where would/have you guys connected to. I will be going back to that place soon. Anyone ever hook up to the sprinkler body itself?

DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING
10-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Basement drain out.
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Mike Leary
10-23-2011, 09:52 PM
Never seen any place around here with a quick connect.

Every sprinkler system that gets winterized should have a q.c. Rain-Bird 33DLRC is my choice and all our systems have them. Two-piece q.c. valves can be serviced, single piece are throw-aways.

mitchgo
10-23-2011, 10:23 PM
Time to install one.... And don't ghetto style it up alright?

nightshutter
10-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Basement drain out.
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none.

I will try and upsell a quick connect. I try to tell them there needs be be a place to connect the air, if not I will need to install a quick connect. But lets say they dont want it.

mitchgo
10-23-2011, 11:01 PM
IF there not ASV's... Then you can connect to sprinkler head and blow backwords.. However your not getting all the water out.

Wet_Boots
10-23-2011, 11:49 PM
In ancient days, you could shut off the house water at the basement meter, and run the air through an outdoor hose bib. Then you shut off the system supply valve.

nightshutter
10-23-2011, 11:55 PM
IF there not ASV's... Then you can connect to sprinkler head and blow backwords.. However your not getting all the water out.

Thanks for the replies. Worse case scenario i will connect to the sprinkler body

DanaMac
10-24-2011, 08:13 AM
If there is no place to hook up, maybe it has never been blown out in the past. I have plenty of systems that never get blown out, and are fine the next year, IF they are drained PROPERLY. But it sounds like you can't find any drains to attach too either.

txirrigation
10-24-2011, 11:22 AM
none.

I will try and upsell a quick connect. I try to tell them there needs be be a place to connect the air, if not I will need to install a quick connect. But lets say they dont want it.

Just a thought... maybe you should "up sell" a backflow also.

nightshutter
10-24-2011, 04:25 PM
Just a thought... maybe you should "up sell" a backflow also.

Could but not every city around here requires it. Mainly on the cities that use irrigation (dirty) water. The ones where there is no place to hook up to are the ones ran off of city/culinary water.

Kiril
10-24-2011, 04:46 PM
Could but not every city around here requires it. Mainly on the cities that use irrigation (dirty) water. The ones where there is no place to hook up to are the ones ran off of city/culinary water.

Just so everyone is clear, the correct terminology would be gray (reclaimed) water and potable water. :)

Mike Leary
10-24-2011, 06:23 PM
I believe it's "grey", Bob.

Kiril
10-24-2011, 09:22 PM
I believe it's "grey", Bob.

"grey" would be used as "greywater". The state of CA and the EPA use the term "graywater" and other credible sources use "gray water", "graywater" and "greywater" in publications. Which one is technically correct .... I have no idea? If I were to choose one, I would use the correct spelling of "gray" vs. the incorrect one .... Dad the speeling nazi.

Mike Leary
10-24-2011, 10:17 PM
O.K. you spell it "gray". It all starts to become clear; your significant other just posted a drawing of you.

Sprinkus
10-24-2011, 10:47 PM
From Wikipedia: Greywater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greywater)
From Wikipedia: Reclaimed water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reclaimed_water)
Choose what you want in your own local region. :rolleyes:

Sprinkus
10-24-2011, 10:50 PM
2003 Dodge 3500 dually dump bed
Haulmark trailer 14ft
Bobcat 48" walk behind
2 push mowers
redmax backpack blower EBZ8001
redmax handheld blower HBZ2601
redmax edger GZ23N, redmax trimmer G20LS
sthil trimmer, Lesco power rake LTC0531,
Ryan lV aerator
Utah applicators license

:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

borwicks
10-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Could but not every city around here requires it. Mainly on the cities that use irrigation (dirty) water. The ones where there is no place to hook up to are the ones ran off of city/culinary water.

Something doesnt seem right with that. Are you sure you spoke correctly.

Mike Leary
10-24-2011, 11:01 PM
2003 Dodge 3500 dually dump bed
Haulmark trailer 14ft
Bobcat 48" walk behind
2 push mowers
redmax backpack blower EBZ8001
redmax handheld blower HBZ2601
redmax edger GZ23N, redmax trimmer G20LS
sthil trimmer, Lesco power rake LTC0531,
Ryan lV aerator
Utah applicators license

Geez, I've been a sprinkler guy for over thirty years and have never heard of any of this stuff. Am I old and in the way? :dizzy:

Wet_Boots
10-25-2011, 09:27 AM
Geez, I've been a sprinkler guy for over thirty years and have never heard of any of this stuff. Am I old and in the way? :dizzy:pmT6udys8Tc

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-30-2011, 03:20 PM
when we don't find any connection we just pop on the main....

said done.

thethirstymoose
10-30-2013, 09:56 PM
what are you guys using on the new febco petcocks? I usually take the new one out and put my new old one in, not sure if there is a fitting for the new febcos

irritation
10-30-2013, 10:00 PM
put my new old one in

That's what I do.:laugh:

AI Inc
10-31-2013, 08:06 AM
In ancient days, you could shut off the house water at the basement meter, and run the air through an outdoor hose bib. Then you shut off the system supply valve.

A quick look at the plumbing may tell that the house spigot is what the installer used for a blowout.

Wet_Boots
10-31-2013, 12:59 PM
A quick look at the plumbing may tell that the house spigot is what the installer used for a blowout.I'm just waiting for such an install followed by all the sillcocks having been replaced by frostproofs with backflow preventers.

Sprinkus
10-31-2013, 07:35 PM
2003 Dodge 3500 dually dump bed
Haulmark trailer 14ft
Bobcat 48" walk behind
2 push mowers
redmax backpack blower EBZ8001
redmax handheld blower HBZ2601
redmax edger GZ23N, redmax trimmer G20LS
sthil trimmer, Lesco power rake LTC0531,
Ryan lV aerator
Utah applicators license

:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

Hmmm, I didn't even know my account was hacked. That would explain a lot. :laugh:

SoCalLandscapeMgmt
11-01-2013, 12:28 AM
Every sprinkler system that gets winterized should have a q.c. Rain-Bird 33DLRC is my choice and all our systems have them. Two-piece q.c. valves can be serviced, single piece are throw-aways.

Bull$hit. You can still service a one piece QCV. You just have to remove it from the line to remove the cage, spring and the washer.

Wet_Boots
11-02-2013, 05:20 PM
There are some decent adapters for the 1/4 male flare ends of the newer testcocks to be had from food/beverage suppliers.