Anyone using hang tags on shut off valves?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by matt spinniken, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Are you guys using sprinkler "hang tags'' on the shut off valve to warn the customer and indicate that the system has been winterized? I am trying to find a place to buy some tags that I could put the company logo and date of winterization. Any ideas?
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try pollard water/safety section
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  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    We have then that we had printed up through a local print shop with our information on one side and on the other side are 4 diagrams of the basic valves we use for the main shut off. It has quick direction of how to shut it off in case of leaks. Where we are, the main shut off is indoors 99.9999% of the time.

    For winterizing we are trying something new. The last two years when installing new systems we have been using the ball valves with the rings that allow you to lock the handle in the open or closed positions. When we shut these systems down we use one of the wire locks like electric companies use on meters. We lock the handle in the closed position that way we will know if the homeowner turns the system back on. All to often we shut a system down, then get a week of warm temps and the homeowners start it back up for a week and don't think to call us to blow it out again. At least now, when we find damage in spring we will know if the customer turned the system on or not.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    above-ground backflow-preventer handles set at a 45 degree angle is one way to assume a pro has been on the scene
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,061

    exactly, for where the shutoff is we just use the same " for service call " stickers that we put on the clocks.

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