Water Turn On Procedure

by Chuck Frostick

WATER SYSTEM TURN-ON PROCEDURE - WINTER

Your first stop -- the PUMPHOUSE

1. Go to pump house and turn on the double pole electric switch.

2. Then turn on the yellow valve down to your left in the pumphouse.

3. You are now finished in the pumphouse.

PROCEED TO THE REAR OF THE LARGE BUILDING TO TURN THE PROPANE

GAS ON BY OPENING THE VALVE (move valve parallel to the pipe). GAS IS NOW BEING SUPPLIED TO BOTH BUILDINGS.

BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE, YOU NEED TO ENSURE ALL THE WATER

TAPS AND DRAINS ARE CLOSED IN THE BUILDINGS YOU WANT TO ACTIVATE. THESE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSED DURING THE PREVIOUS SHUTDOWN PROCEDURE, BUT IF THEY WERE NOT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BIG MESS ON YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU GET THE VALVES TURNED OFF. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR --- CHECK ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

Small Building

1. Kitchen sink H & C water taps OFF

2. Bathroom sink H & C water taps OFF

3. Drain below bathroom sink CLOSED

4. Shower water control CLOSED

5. Drain below shower water control CLOSED

6. Drain below toilet CLOSED

7. Water heater main drain (black hose) CLOSED

8. If outside sink was used, CLOSE valve above water heater feeding outside water line. Then CLOSE outside sink water tap

Large Building

1. Close drain at base of water heater and the valve below the heater.

2. Close water taps on kitchen sink.

3. Close two drain valves inside lower shelves to right of sink.

4. Close water taps in sinks of both bathrooms.

5. Close the drain between the sinks and the toilets in both bathrooms.

6. Close water taps in both showers and the drains below each mixing valve.

 

Once you have checked all the appropriate taps and valves, you are now ready to turn the water on to either or both buildings.

To turn on the Large Building, turn on the red and blue switches on the wall of the kitchen of the new building. Then check the valves and taps to ensure everything is set properly. Check for leaks.

Lighting the water heater in the large building

Instructions are written on the cover of the unit. Follow them.

 

To turn on the Small Building, turn on the yellow switch on the wall in the kitchen of the new building. Then check the valves to ensure everything is set properly in the old building. Check for leaks.

Lighting the water heater in the small building

Your last step for hot water in the small building is to get the water heater tank filled and properly lit. To do this, open the hot water tap in the bathroom sink and allow to stay open until water and not air comes through the tap. At this point you know the water tank is filled and it is OK to light the water heater. The heater is lit like any other gas fed water heater.

Instructions for lighting the heater are written on the heater. Follow them.

Prepared 10/99 clf

 

This page last updated October 24, 2004

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