Components for winterizing.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PerfiCut L&L, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    What is needed in a residential system in order to ensure proper winterization of a system?

    I am getting conflicting information on how to design a system and what needs to be included for proper blowout, types of connections, drain valves.

    sorry for the rookie question.
     
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,218

    a boiler drain before the bf.
     
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,218

    like this , only make it prettier , this was a freebie at my shop.

    bf39.jpg
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,880

    Looks like myself and AI inc plumb the same way..

    too much sodder is enough sometimes.....

    no leaks no problem.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,910

    wiping joints is just way too much effort :)
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,218

    I wipe. Did that one while I was on crutches. I was moving real slow that yr, cooled down before I got a good wipe.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,910

    I sometimes orient the tee fitting differently, and have the blowout valve pointing downward.
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,218

    It rusts out to easy that way. Ive had plumbers do that to me on jobs that needed a permit. Only lasts 1/2 as long. Not always a bad thing.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,910

    Never an issue with the good ol' Nibco boiler drains. It also allows some extra room to include a gate valve upstream of the tee.
     
  10. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    I'm in FL What's winterization? :walking:
     

Share This Page