|Step 1: Preparation for Installation
To install on an existing system, a sprinkler technician can drain the system and drill a hole in the pipe. Once that has been done, install a 1.5” threaded mechanical tee to receive a pipe nipple, ball valve and Salamander Reservoir.
|Step 2: Attach the Salamander Reservoir
Install the pipe nipple, ball valve and Salamander Reservoir into the threaded mechanical tee. Leave the ball valve in the closed position until the technician is confident that the seals are good.
The Salamander Reservoir’s orientation requires the 1/4” bleed valve to be positioned at the top of the reservoir to bleed out any air in the reservoir.
|Step 3: Bleed the Air from the Reservoir
Open the ball valve between the system and the Salamander Reservoir a tiny amount to fully fill the reservoir with water.
Slowly open the bleed valve at the top of the Salamander Reservoir to bleed out any air from the reservoir. When water begins to come out from the bleed valve, the reservoir is full of water, and at equal pressure to the rest of the sprinkler system. Close and plug the Salamander Reservoir’s bleed valve.
|Step 4: Final Positioning
Fully open the ball valve between the system and the Salamander Reservoir and ensure connectivity between the Salamander Reservoir and the Salamander Control System.
At present, the Salamander Control System does not integrate with an alarm panel / dialer. We communicate directly – and securely – with our back-end system to notify the parties designated by the customer over a cellular service. There may be a means to integrate with dialers and panels in the future, should customer demand warrant that.