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Old 11-16-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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Which port do I connect to in order to blowout sprinkler system?


I got a new sprinkler system installed and I want to blow it out for the first time. I'm not sure which port to hook the air compressor to.

Please see attached picture. The water source comes out of the house on the right, and the vertical pipe on the left goes into the ground and towards the sprinklers.
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I can't tell by the picture but if the white cap on the end of the tee connected to the pipe that comes out of the wall is threaded, connect your compressor there. The other ports on the top are for testing and I believe are too small for the amount of air needed to blow out the lines.

I hope you have a big compressor.
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I can't tell by the picture but if the white cap on the end of the tee connected to the pipe that comes out of the wall is threaded, connect your compressor there. The other ports on the top are for testing and I believe are too small for the amount of air needed to blow out the lines.

I hope you have a big compressor.
Yeah, that white cap is threaded. I can connect there? I thought that was just a drain port. I have a 33 gallon compressor.
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That's your best option. I have a hose bib threaded onto my system in the same place. I have a professional company blow out my system due to the amount of air needed. They use a tow behind compressor. They have an adapter for the compressor that screws onto the hose bib.

Depending upon the size of your system, you may need to blow it out in stages.
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Thanks. So it's ok to blow air through the Backflow preventer?
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Thanks. So it's ok to blow air through the Backflow preventer?

Yes. It's fine.
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