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  • #16
    So far it sounds like winterizing a sprinkler system is just like a regular house but when I winterize a house I have to use rv/marine antifreeze as well. Is this not needed for sprinkler systems?
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    • #17
      Is this not needed for sprinkler systems?
      I don't think it is used like that because ideally when you are done, you blow all the water out of the lines.
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      • #18
        Type of compressor?

        So I have done this a long time. I used to be a compressor snob. I continually used a tow-able 185 CFM compressor. I thought those contractors that used a smaller unit couldn't possibly dry the lines properly. Due to the skyrocketing price of rentals last year, I bought a 30 gallon 15hp gas compressor (Craig's List- $700). I mount it in the back of my truck. Big surprise this spring - no frozen lines. The most important thing about a small compressor is that it will take you twice as long to winterize a system. Always - always go through each zone twice. The second time I had to let the compressor build up air again. This year I think a second hold tank will be added. And best of all it is paid for now and blow-outs will be pure profit > fuel. By the way my record is 22 residential blow-outs in 1 day. And yes I had to drive around.

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        • #19
          With the smaller air compressor, how does it effect the time you need to take in blowing out each zone? Did anything else differ with the use of a smaller compressor?
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