Now it’s time to pressurize the manifold. First, simply release the HoseAir Tank air valve into your hose. This process will pressurize your system and provide air pressure up to each one of the sprinkler zone valves. Next, it’s time to release the air to a desired zone.
There are three ways to release air to sprinkler heads…
1. (Least recommended) Manually turn on each valve. Be careful not to over-loosen to prevent the solenoid from coming off and damaging the valve.
2. (Second best option) Go directly to your sprinkler control box and manually turn the zone on from the panel.
3. (This is our favorite) If you have a WIFI controlled system, this is the best option. We like to watch the blowout process close up to the zone so we can easily see if we need another tank refill or whether the blowout session was a success.
Once the heads lose pressure it is necessary to quickly shut off the valve to stop air flow and to conserve the remaining air inside the tank. This tip will allow for a quicker refill time.
Hands Free Process: If your are able to keep your compressor hose attached to the HoseAir Tank, you don’t have to worry about manually refilling the tank each refill time. Just listen for the compressor to kickoff to know that your HoseAir Tank is recharged and ready for another blowout session. Just make sure your air compressor regulator is turned up to the 120-130psi to completely fill the HoseAir Tank to the desired psi.