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dd564
06-08-2004, 04:11 PM
I designed my own irrigation system and installed it myself.

I wanted to be able to water on hot sunny days when the lawn really needs the water. To prevent the lawn from being put into shock, I decided to route my supply line directly from my hot water heater. This way, the water won't evaporate as quickly, and the lawn won't be shocked by the extreme temperature changes.

Also, since my area is lower in potassium, I've replaced my salt pellets with potassium chloride in my water softener. I've then routed my irrigation to use only hot post-softener water.

I can't wait to see the results. I wonder why no "professional" has thought of this before.

aquamtic
06-08-2004, 04:18 PM
heated and softened water??

Nice heating bill too

I never heard of a lawn going into shock unless to water temps are below zero

dd564
06-08-2004, 04:23 PM
I think it will work out well in winter here in Minnesota too. If snow accumulates on my drive way, the hot salt water will help melt the ice and snow. I just need to turn the 4 heads to spray the other direction, and I'm set.

It will be great.

Mdirrigation
06-08-2004, 08:48 PM
I certainly hope you are kidding .

longslawn
06-08-2004, 08:53 PM
Thats got to be a joke, right?

greenwayirrigation
06-08-2004, 10:26 PM
good luck buddy, i especially like the melting of the snow idea

greenworldh20
06-08-2004, 10:41 PM
this was pretty funny...a waste of space, but heck, i needed a laugh today.

these 18 hour days are a killer right now.

brian

dd564
06-09-2004, 12:07 AM
Glad you guys enjoyed that one.