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blowout hookup

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Ground Master, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    This is how I hookup for sprinkler blowouts-

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  2. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    oops, forgot the description

    from top to bottom


    1. 3/4" hose to 1/2" air coupler, hose bib fitting, 3/8" fitting for vacuum breakers

    2. 3/4" fitting

    3. 1/2" fitting

    hope that makes sense. I also have every combination up to 1" threads.
     
  3. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,435

    I have a few yards that i blow out- I installed a 3/4" Toro quick coupler valve. Hook my air hose up to the coupler key.
     
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    I'll take some pics tomorrow (Saturday) and post 'em.
     
  5. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    dudes...you are going too slow...you need bigger hoses, bigger compressors and bigger air fittings.

    i have a tow behind compressor, large air hoses and large air fittings. on a good day with a laborer we can do 30 plus...solo i am good for at least 20 winterizations.

    speed it up, kids and make the $$$.

    brian
     
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Here they are - this one is our hook up from hose to BP

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  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Sorry that came over pretty small. I'll try again.

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  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    These are a little fuzzy. Sorry. I think it's in my editing.

    The end of the fitting is a swivel to twist onto either the fitting that goes into the test ---- for BP, or straight onto a drain valve, boiler drain or other 3/4" fitting. We also have an assortment of 1/8" to 1" fitting to adapt in any situation. Also a quick coupler for a few.

    Ball valve is awesome. You can adjust how must air flows through. If for some reason you can only do one zone at a time, turn it half way. 2-4 zones at once, open all the way. Also if there is a problem you can stop the air right there instead of running to the truck.

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  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    My personal truck and the compressor. Magnetic signs for the comp. since we rent it.

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  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Close up of compressor. We did get a second compressor today but it was only a 100 CFM. I will do the job OK though for residentials. I'm having employee use it.

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