I am trying to winterize my irrigation system. Does anyone know which
side of this valve do I shut off the valve? I turned the spigot on
the side with the metal piping assuming that the PVC piping side went
out to the yard (and the spigot on that side is in line with the
Where do I insert the compressed air to get rid of the trapped water?
On the far side, I think I see three places where I can attach the air
Does anyone know of a website with nice pictures of how to do this?
Who used to do this for you? (for the previous owner?)
Call them out & have them show you. If you dont do it properly the
unit will freeze and be destroyed.
My caretaker did it wrong one year and the unit froze and the main
I remove mine since ive been told it will freeze from remaining water
and be ruined, my valve was about 300$, its hard to tell from the dark
photo but it doesnt look like yours has easy to remove flanges or that
it has been removed anualy. On my ball valves the sprinkler guy left
them not fully open or closed saying that could trap water and crack
the casing, he left them in the middle after blowing it out. Some
systems are designed to not need blowing out. I would use the person
the previous owner used to first know the system.
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