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How do I shut down my sprinkler system?

How do I start up my sprinkler system? 


Q: How do I shut down my sprinkler system?

A: The following steps walk you through the correct shut down process for your sprinkler system.

  1. Close main ball valve located in basement or crawl space.
  2. Open drain and place bucket underneath (more water will drain out when steps 4 and 5 are performed).
  3. Locate pressure vacuum breaker (backflow prevention device) outside the house.
  4. Turn both large handled valves 1/8th of a turn. Refer to figure A.
  5. With a screwdriver open both air cocks 1/8th of a turn. Refer to figure A.
  6. Remove cap from brass 90 and place somewhere safe. Refer to Figure A.
  7. Open brass drain in valve box.
  8. Turn controller to Off position.

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Q: How do I start up my sprinkler system?

A: The following steps walk you through the correct start up process for your sprinkler system.

  1. Close brass drain in valve box.
  2. Replace cap on brass 90.
  3. With screw driver close both air cocks (back to vertical). Refer to figure B.
  4. Turn both large handled valves so they are in line with copper pipe. Refer to figure B.
  5. Close drain in basement or crawlspace.
  6. Open water supply valve to sprinkler system...!!!! SLOWLY...!!!!
  7. Turn controller back to Auto position.
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