I flushed the system from both the system drain side and the test side. The test side is furthest away, while the drain side can be seen in the picture by the water inlet. I ran it for a few minutes after all the air came out, and nothing has changed.


On 10/12/2016 6:54 AM, Mark Phillips wrote:
Open the system drain which is hopefully at the far end of the system while you 
fill to get air out

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On Oct 12, 2016 8:38 AM, "Steele, Andrew" <andrew.ste...@daytonohio.gov> wrote:
Check valve failure, so that the sprinkler leg is no longer isolated?

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Behalf Of Barry Levine
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:01 AM
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Subject: Seeking false water flow alarm suggestions

I drained all the water from my pipes when I installed a new water filter/softener system 
in my home. After installing the new system, which replaced some 3/4" pipe with 
1" pipe in my home water system, I have been getting false alarms from my Potter 
Electric Signal Co VS-SP flow sensor. I flushed my sprinkler system using the drain and 
the test valve, yet I believe some air pockets may still remain in my two areas of 
coffered ceilings, where the sprinklers sit 1 foot above the rest of the system. Potter 
recommends replacing the VS-SP with a VSR-ST. I'd prefer not spending the money to 
replace the sensor, but I'd like to hear from the professionals before I make that 
decision. I'm thinking there may be other solutions, especially since I never had any 
false alarms during the previous 20+ years. Possibly I could attach saddle valves between 
each of the two sprinklers in the two coffered ceilings and bleed the air out. 
Unfortunately, I've never had any long-term luck with sad
dl
  e valves, as they have all become inoperative over time. I've attached a 
photo of my water system in case that might be helpful. Feel free to ask any 
questions or offer any solutions. Thank you.






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