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PLM-1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Joplin MO
A couple of my clients are going to be out of town for aeration. I need to mark their heads. On my own system I can turn the system on manually in the ground. Are all systems like this? Stupid question I know, but i wanted to make sure.
 

Pro-lawns

LawnSite Member
Location
colorado
PLM-1 said:
A couple of my clients are going to be out of town for aeration. I need to mark their heads. On my own system I can turn the system on manually in the ground. Are all systems like this? Stupid question I know, but i wanted to make sure.
yes i have had no problem turning them on man just mak sure you dont
turn the selinode to far or it will pop out did that once
occupational hassard lol:cry:
 
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PLM-1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Joplin MO
Pro-lawns said:
yes i have had no problem turning them on man just mak sure you dont
turn the selinode to far or it will pop out did that once
occupational hassard lol:cry:
Been there done that too....life's a bi$ch isn't it?
 

PurpHaze

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Visalia, CA
PLM-1 said:
A couple of my clients are going to be out of town for aeration. I need to mark their heads. On my own system I can turn the system on manually in the ground. Are all systems like this? Stupid question I know, but i wanted to make sure.
Yes but valves are different. Some have bleeder screws, some have actuators while others are the "solenoid quarter turn" type. :cool2:
 

Dirty Water

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Redmond, WA
PLM, you can manually open the valves, however you will need to find all the valve boxes, and that can be very difficult if its an old install. Plus it may have a master valve, or it might have already been winterized.

If you cannot access the timer, perhaps you should stop by before the leave and mark the heads.
 
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PLM-1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Joplin MO
The ones that I am questioning are already gone for the winter. And no they haven't been winterized yet. Ours don't usually get winterized until December.

Thanks for the help guys!
 
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