Posted On: October 18th, 2022 7:04PM
A reminder to all as we enjoy pumpkin patches, leafing and corn maze season, that any time now we could get a freezing gust of winds, followed by that first major freeze. According to KDVR-Fox 31 News, "The average date of the first freeze of the season in Denver is Oct. 7. The earliest first freeze on record was Sept. 8, 1962. The record for the latest first freeze was Nov. 15, 1944."
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"These systems allow you to empty excess water from the system by simply opening a valve.
If you have manual drain irrigation, follow these steps:
Some sprinklers are equipped with check valves. These devices allow water to only flow one way. If you’ve got check valves on your system, try raising the sprinkler heads. This should let water drain out of those mechanisms. Once you’ve drained the entire system, close all the valves."
Home Depot says, "An auto drain system has valves that automatically drain water from the pipes. This happens only when the water pressure falls below a certain number of pounds per square inch.
To activate an automatic drain function, follow these steps:
You may still need to drain the water between the shut-off valve and the backflow device. If the sprinkler heads are equipped with check valves, empty them separately.