Why Winterize Your Sprinklers Video
Yep it's finally finished -- the Winterization Video.
I had the privilege to go out with one of our winterization teams and winterize several systems. I have not seen this process so it was a real education for me.
The first thing they did was turn off the water source and hookup the compressor. The compressor fitting hooked into the quick coupler key, which fit into the quick coupler valve for easy access to the pipes. The quick coupler valve is normally found in a round valve box. Once this is all hooked up, each zone was turned on at either the controller or at each valve box.
I didn't realize what the sprinklers would look like when our technicians pushed all that compressed air through the sprinkler pipes to the sprinklers. The sprinklers look normal at first and then they become all mystified and a bit scary, and then all you hear is air pushing up the sprinkler head, then it's time to do the next zone. You keep doing the same process until all the zones are done and you turn the controller to the "off" position.
Thank you to David and Dustin for allowing me to tag along and ask so many questions.