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Old 09-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Lawn Sprinklers anybody?

I'm looking to put in a small patch of grass in my back yard and need to install some sprinklers. It would be 6 sprinkler heads max. (a small rectangle - four 90 degree heads and two 180 degree heads)

My question is can I pull the water off of a 1/2 copper hose bib line? Would that allow enough pressure to run 6 normal sprinkler heads?

If not it's a long run to the front yard to get to the main line.


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Old 09-07-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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Pressure won't be the problem but volume might. I'd go with 3/4 line. I'm no expert in sprinklers though. Most houses have 1/2 inch lines and we all know what happens to the shower when someone flushes a toilet.


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Long ago, in a universe far away (Az.), I used to do sprinkler work. And ashamedly I have forgotten everything.
A good thing now though is installed sprinkler systems age no longer professional only installs.
You can go to Lowes/Home depot, etc. And get lots of free info.
I'm thinking a 3/4 feed probably.
With 6 head install, I'm going to guess your thinking 2 half, and 4 quarter heads?
I didn't notice if you put the dimensions in the post but it should be a pretty easy install with probably 1/2" line out of the controller.
Keep us posted.
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A couple more items, what is the water pressure at your outlet, also need to know the flow rate. You can do d this by filling a 5 gal bucket while timing it. Multiply it out to GPHs.
And you may have to set it up in 2 zones-3on at a time so as not to diminish water flow and get full coverage.
One thing I do remember-when running your wires, be sure to leave a couple of turns of wire at EVERY connection so you will have extra wire when you make repairs in the future. No extra digging later and no butt connectors to corrode away under ground.
Oh, stuffs conning back.
Also, keep digging to a minimum-nobody likes operating a shovel-but, make sure you enough depth under each controller, joint, and head assy. to do repairs later. Make sure you have enough room to unthread a old controller and spin a new one on. Make sure you have enough soft backfill in the trenches that you can get a micro hacksaw to work.
Always think of how you're going to repair any piece of the system, because you will be, before you make the final install.
And lay it all out on the ground before you start glueing. You'll see what I mean about maintenance work for later.
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After you do your research, but at least 5 days BEFORE you put a shovel into the ground- Call 811.

Will not cost you anything- but FAIL to call 811, and it can cost you a LOT- besides taking out your house, putting you in hospital, etc.

http://www.call811.com/
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Here there a line called "dig now" that will get someone out to find your lines. You have to notify someone to relieve yourself of liability when you dig a line. Either the number c3shooter posted or dignow.
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The back yard is finally coming together. I was able to do a jelly bean shape and use two 360 degree sprinkler heads in the middle to cover it all. There is plenty of pressure from the 1/2 Inch feed to run the two heads. Summer sod is going in next!
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This is what it looked like when I moved in.
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Looks a heck of a lot better! Good job.


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