Forgot to shut off valve to sprinklers

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TommyH83

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Hi All,

This fall I removed my sprinkler backflow valve, blew out all the water, but forgot to close the valve in my basement to the sprinkler system. I realized that today. When I reinstalled backflow and turned on the valve I noticed the piece right before the backflow valve cracked/burst. I don't have any leaks inside the house, but I'm concerned I may have caused damage which might eventually turn into a problem. I've attached some pics of the interior valve and the exterior where the crack is. Is there any chance something inside could be damaged?
 

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Time for a replacement. Also might want to install a secondary drain port between the valve and the backflow which would be left open in the winter. It would allow for a full drain down and in the event that you forget to fully close the valve, you will see water dripping out of the open port.

Also, get those electrical wires into a Box!
 
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