Plumbing Zone - Professional Plumbers Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,951 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Broken 3" main on a college campus we take care of. When they shut down the line huge chunks of rocks fell down the main. We turned the water on before hubbing up the pipe and there was not much flow. I decided to dry fit a coupling and a peice of pipe to blow her down. It worked!
 

Attachments

·
Banned
Joined
·
8,808 Posts
Oh yea baby, let her rip.
 

·
Professional Bullshioter
Joined
·
6,092 Posts
Good job. I've had to do it before too. If ya don't do it now you'll be cleaning checks on the backflow preventor every 6 months after the inspector does the system flow test. One little rock is all it takes:cry:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,824 Posts
Blowing Down A 2" Sprinkler Main

YEARS AGO I HAD A 2" MAIN FOR A PARKING LOT SYSTEM,
I LEFT THE HEADS OFF IN ONE PLANTER BOX
I PUT CONES TO BLOCK OFF 2 PARKING SPACES
WHERE I EXPECTED THE WATER TO SPLASH
MY WIFE WAS WATCHING FROM MY TRUCK I WAS AROUND THE CORNER TURNING THE WATER ON TO FLUSH OUT THE PIPES
SOME YOUNG PUNK CAME UP MOVED MY CONES
TO PULL IN NEXT TO THE PLANTER AND WHEN I TURNED THE WATER BACK ON I HAD THE SAME KIND OF FOUNTAIN COMING OUT OF 8 DIFFERENT HEADS ALL OVER CAR WITH PLENTY OF PEBBLES AND SAND FROM WHERE I HAD REPAIRED THE 2" MAIN :thumbup:
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top