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Old 08-06-2010, 06:17 PM
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New design, how about a discussion?

Hello there almighty professional irrigation installer type people. I am an unworthy DIY homeowner type. I must say after lurking around for a few months that I am using the professional term quite loosely......

Anyway, I read the sticky for the unworthy types like me and I have decided to help YOU out. I have attached a pdf file of a proposed design from rainbird that should include all of the information you need to have an intelligent, informed discussion to better YOURSELVES. I'm pretty sure all of the parts listed are the cheap models, that I already know. I haven't purchased anything, haven't dug any trenches, haven't electrocuted myself hooking up wires in a muddy trench. I don't want to cause any undue stress or burden anyone with " I did this, but this doesn't work" stuff. How about you professionals (ahem) tell each other how you would do it.

Honestly, I am kind of looking forward to the trashing I am going to get from Wet Boots

Well, there you go. Let's see your "desire to better the irrigation industry as performed by qualified contractors......" in action.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:24 PM
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sweet pics..looks good..whats your flow?
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:30 PM
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Call a pro, Rainbird would do anything to sell.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:48 PM
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Start by eliminating the little 6x6 cutout at the upper right near the paved area, and the one with the end strip head... maybe plant trees or shrubs there instead.

Replace CPF100s with either DVFs or PGAs.
Swap 1804s for the Sure-Pops and 5004s for the rotors.

And I don't have much of a clue about poly because this is PVC land.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:57 PM
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And I don't have much of a clue about poly because this is PVC land.
Yea here too, I don't have much of a problem with poly laterals but poly mains are for pikers. And so are big box store parts.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:53 PM
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The design is a no brainer, any hack could put that in. I see no backflow protection. I don't have my RB catalog, but none of the parts call-outs are familiar, which makes me think they are sending you to the big box store for low-end fittings, which means none of us will be able to do a simple fix should anything wear out. I agree with irritation, call one of us, get the full meal deal with warranty and service. Most of us will not touch that stuff. Mods will tolerate this thread so long until it gets flushed into homeowner forum.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:05 PM
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I was turned off by the over-abundance of sarcasm. Are you mocking me because I have experience in a field you do not?

That said i have a bunch of beers to drink. Maybe i'll look at the plans later... if there's enough time.

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Old 08-06-2010, 07:25 PM
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Sorry, the flow is 15 GPM @ 40 PSI.

The sarcasm is more aimed at the sticky note than anyone in particular. Sorry to have interrupted your beer consumption. It is the weekend after all.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:37 PM
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Sorry, the flow is 15 GPM @ 40 PSI.
Save your money and teach your kids how to water with a hose sprinkler.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:29 PM
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Sarcasm and condescension does not attract much help around here.
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