How to start my sprinkler system for the Spring?

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Mad Plumber, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Mad Plumber

    Mad Plumber Mad Skills

    Aug 13, 2005
    I'm attempting to get information on how to start my sprinkler system for the spring. I don't seem to be able to figure out how to do it.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

    Mar 23, 2007
    Metro NYC
    Hire it done, and watch what the service guy does. Then decide whether you can do the work yourself.
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    I depends somewhat on what was done to winterize the system. If there were plugs/caps removed, they need to be replaced. Any open faucets need to be closed. In short, you return the system to operational condition. Now, turn the water supply on. At the manifold where your valves are located, operate each one manually and check the zone for broken or malfunctioning heads. The system is now ready for automatic operation from the control box.
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