Winterize Your Sprinkler System [how to Blow-Out Drain Wilkins Zurn 720A]


Air Hose Fitting:
1/4″ Air Hose Connector …………………………….. https://amzn.to/355BSmq
1/4″ Swivel Connector for Tight Spaces ………. https://amzn.to/2VeuuR8

Air Compressor and Hose:
6 Gallon Bostitch Air Compressor Kit (newer model than mine) …….. https://amzn.to/2VkjHoE
6 Gallon Craftsman Air Compressor and Hose ……………………………… https://amzn.to/2MbuvBj

Backflow Preventer Replacement Parts:
Model 720-A Repair Kit ………………………………. https://amzn.to/2oJfwXh
720A Backflow Preventer (entire unit) …………. https://amzn.to/2ncFVfv

Other Models:
Bonnet Repair Kit #765 ……………… https://amzn.to/2ncJwu1
RK1 720A Repair Kit ………………….. https://amzn.to/2pBW3Id

Before the weather gets below freezing you need to winterize your sprinkler system. This involves hooking up an air compressor and blowing out all the lines. Adding air to all the lines will blow out the water, so that they don’t freeze in the winter. It’s also important to drain your backflow preventer, since that is above ground, that will freeze and crack before any underground pipes will.
I was able to winterize my sprinkler system with a 6 gallon air compressor, hose, connector and basic hand tools. It took a while to go through each zone but was a pretty easy DIY project you can do in a few hours yourself.

Disclosure Note: The above links are Amazon Affiliate links. There is NO additional cost to you, however I get paid a small percentage from Amazon if you purchase after clicking on the link.

winterize sprinkler pipe, drain sprinkler system, how to drain sprinklers

Building a Hexagonal Gazebo – Steps For Constructing A Six-Sided Gazebo Easily

Do you want to build a hexagonal gazebo? A hexagonal gazebo happens to be a useful structure to construct as it can be used to host parties or just to hang out with your friends. Today we will be exploring how you can build one for yourself.

Crafting a Timber Gazebo – Proper Steps to Build a Wooden Summerhouse

Crafting a timber gazebo is one of the simplest do-it-yourself jobs one can ever undertake. A gazebo adds a certain charm to an otherwise boring garden. It can be used for various purposes such as holding parties, bird watching or just simply relaxing with a book. It also acts as a protection against the forces of nature. There are various shapes that one could look at but all of these can be installed with a similar process.

Does Your Home Give You Peace of Mind or Is It a Piece of Work?

Undeterred, “Mary” decides to head out into the garage to start a load of laundry. The door handle squeaks and the door sticks, so she has to push it open with her shoulder. She puts in a load and then remembers that there is a load in the dryer that should be dry. But, she discovers it’s not. “It seems to take forever to dry clothes these days,” she thinks to herself. Then she remembers that it has been awhile since the dryer vent has been cleaned. Oh no. Something else to do!

Wall Sticker Ideas For Boys – Decals, Murals And Stickers

If you are looking for fresh ideas on how to design your boy’s room without having to spend hundreds in renovating their room, then you might want to try out wall stickers. They are economical, yet will effectively change your kid’s room in a jiffy.

Basics of Epoxy Adhesives

Epoxy adhesives are used for a wide variety of applications. Here are several to keep in mind.

You May Also Like