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Need Help With Winterizing...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Even Cut Lawn Care, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I landed a new contract this year that requires I Maintain thier irrigation system. Until the beggining of the year I new very little about these systems but throughout the year I have been able to gain a little knowledge here and there. Its now getting close to cold weather and I have no clue as to the process I need to follow to winterize this system.
     
  2. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226


    Closing the water supply to the system is the first step. Second, locate the backflow and it should have a spot to drain it and hook up a compressor to. Third, blow and go to the next one.

    Actually a little more info would be helpful like if this is a golf course, a 89 building condo complex with a 50hp pump or just a house down the street from you.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    I would be nervous about taking this on..damage could run into the $$$$$$s.
    Hire a competent local (after you've checked to see if the system was EVER
    winterized with compressed air) It could have those crazed "auto drains",
    which will drive you (& their water bill) up the wall. Pay attention, it's not a
    big deal, but I don't think you've got the experience in hydraulics yet.:)
     
  4. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Actually a little more info would be helpful like if this is a golf course, a 89 building condo complex with a 50hp pump or just a house down the street from you.[/QUOTE]

    This is a bank that was built in 1975...it has a rainbird system that has an updated control box, it has four zones with 6-8 heads in each zone...
     

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