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Get to Know Your System

SYSTEM INSTALLED BY: MILLARD SPRINKLER

Shut Off Valve

The valve to turn water on / off is located in your basement and should be marked with a “Shut Off Valve” tag.

Drain Valve

The drain for your system may be located outside near the backflow or may be in your basement. This drain must be closed during the watering season and left open during the non-watering season. It is tagged as “Drain Valve“.

Backflow

Your system is equipped with a “Backflow”. This is a device located on the outside of your home that prevents any contaminated water from re-entering your drinking water.

Ball Valve

45 Degree

Closed

Open

The Backflow has two ball valves that must be in the open or “on” position (parallel with the pipe they are on) during the watering season and left in a 45 Degree position during the non-watering season to prevent freeze damage.

Test-Ports

Closed Test-Port

Open Test-Port

The most common backflow, the PVB, has 2 test-ports (an RP backflow will have 4 test-ports) that must be in the closed position during the watering season and left in the open position during the non-watering season to prevent freeze damage.

Turning the Water on

Whenever water is introduced to the Backflow device or the valve box in the ground the shut off valve must be OPENED SLOWLY!! There are small plastic parts within the Backflow and valves that can be broken if water is introduced too quickly and water is allowed to slam through these plastic parts.

Controller

The Controller to your system is generally installed in your garage. To turn the system on/off or to change the watering program on your controller refer to information on our website at millardsprinkler.com Follow these simple steps

  1. Click on three white bars on upper right
  2. Click on Accessories and Components
  3. Click on Instructional Videos
  4. Click on “How to program your Hunter X-Core controller. (Follow Instructions)

To learn more about your controller, click on the link below to visit Hunter’s website.

https://www.hunterindustries.com/product-line/controllers

Millard Sprinkler Watering Recipe Card

The Millard Sprinkler Watering Recipe card is left near your controller following installation. (Fig A at the end of this page) This card gives you seasonal guidelines as to number of days per week to water, number of times per day and recommended lengths of run cycles per zone.

Draining the Water From Your Backflow

IT IS OF ABSOLUTE IMPORTANCE THAT YOU DRAIN THE WATER FROM YOUR BACKFLOW PRIOR TO THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON. Failure to do so can result in frozen and cracked pipes and damage to the Backflow device. On the back of your Watering Recipe card you will find the general steps to draining your backflow. (Fig B at the end of this page) You may also go online to millardsprinkler.com

  1. Click on three white bars on upper right
  2. Click Accessories and Videos
  3. Click on “Draining Your Sprinklers”

Winterization

To schedule a complete winterization of your sprinkler system, go online to millardsprinkler.com

  1. Click on Winterization
  2. Click on Request for Service
  3. Complete the form

A representative will call you to schedule the appointment. (SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST EARLY AS APPOINTMENTS CAN FILL UP FAST)

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MILLARD SPRINKLER LOOKS FORWARD TO HELPING YOU MEET ALL OF YOUR LAWN IRRIGATION NEEDS.  WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY!

 

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