Irrigation Blowout/Winterizing

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dschaefer, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. dschaefer

    dschaefer LawnSite Member
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    My brother owns a small lawn cutting operation and has been asked by some of his clients if he does Irrigation Blowout before the frost hits. He doesn't have compressors but in my business I have them (tow behind truck size). I know of people that take a month off of their regular job to blowout irrigation in my area, business must be pretty decent. So since I already have the expensive equipment and my brother has a contact list already started we thought we would give it a go this coming season. I am looking for information on the correct procedure to blowout irrigation and what kinds of hookups we need to connect to all the different kinds of system hookups. High CFM and low PSI right?

    I blew out my irrigation last year with my equipment and everything worked out fine but I was quite cautious and its took quite a while. So I'm not sure if that was is normal or if I was pushing more mist through than necessary.

    If there is a post on this forum somewhere I must have missed it, if you would give me a nudge in the right direction it will be most appreciated.
    -Dave
     
  2. Really really bad timing...........The opportunity here is so great that I'm speechless.:cry:
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Obviously, they included the Search function for nothing.....
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    the f'n door>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
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    Low on the pressure 60psi will clear it out, lower on drip max 15psi. I charge min $90 for the first 8 zones and $5 each extra.
     
  7. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Of course someone has to ruin it...
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    lil weeds- you are selling yourself to short.
     
  9. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    CSR, what were you thinking?
     
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    we do 85 for the first 6 and 12 a pop for everything there after.
     

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