Trouble Turning Sprinklers On This Spring
I'm trying to turn on my Sprinkler System, but can't seem to prevent water from coming out of the relief valve of my backflow preventer. I have a Watts RP Backflow system (see below):
Can someone provide me the proper valve sequence or instructions to get my system going? I read the thread 'Turning on Sprinklers in Spring', but still didn't have any luck. Now that the relief valve is open, is there something I need to do to 'reset' the system?
FYI, the 'sequence' as I understood it:
1. open valve before backflow device, close valve beyond backflow device
2. Slowly open the water source valve (inside the house)
3. Turn on zone 1 from control panel
4. Slowly open the valve beyond the backflow device
Same Problem, Different Watts Unit
http://www.watts.com/prod_images/800M4QT.jpgI am having the same problem. Just bought a house in Michigan with a sprinkler system. I have never had a sprinkler system and am unsure how to propertly open it up, but after following the instructions on the site I have water pouring out of the top of the backflow device, which is identical to the Watts device below. I turn on the main water and water immediately begins pouring out of the top of the device around the cap, regardless of whether the valve positions to the sprinkler system are open or closed.
Any help or guidance would be GREATLY appreciated!!!