Turned on sprinkler system and leaking at the vacuum breaker
This is the first time I've had to turn on the sprinkler system as we just got our sprinkler system installed last spring. I had a professional winterize it in the fall.
I did the opposite directions of how to winterize the system imagining that it's the same instructions as how to turn it on.
When I got to the last step, to turn on the main water valve, just 1/2 way. I went outside to check to make sure it was ok. I noticed the water was leaking from the top of the Pressure Vaccuum Breaker. Looks a bell and seal thing. I turned the main water valve on slowly too just as they instructed.
Because it was leaking water like that I turned the main water valve to the sprinkler system back off.
Is the leaking of the water from the top of the Vacuum Breaker normal and will occur when first turning it on? Or is the Vaccuum Breaker unit broken?
Did I have to turn on one of my automatic zones manually first to allow water to get through?
thanks for any help!
Sprinkler system question
I just turned my system on today. As I went through the zones I saw a lot of water coming out of a pipe next to one of the Control Boxes. This was also occuring in another zone. I moved into the house so was not around when the system was installed.
The water is streaming from a pipe with a top on it that looks like what is on top of a beer stein or what you see on the top of an exhaust pipe on a Big Rig truck. Do you have any idea what this is and how to remedy it.