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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 AM
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Would you? Have you?

Potential job, want to irrigate a strip about 75' long right by their house. This is the only "yard" they have.
Only water source is an outside faucet.
faucet plumbing is in a finished wall, no other realistic way of getting water to this area.
What would you do?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:31 AM
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Depending on the turf type and the amount of sunlight needed for growth it is hard to give you an answer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:52 AM
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I can handle the grass, and all that, question I have is in regard to the water supply.
1. Can't install a PVB without tearing up a portion of an inside wall.
2. Comes out right by the disconnect for the AC.
3. Not viable to get, or connect to, water anywhere else.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:09 AM
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I have seen do it yourself kits at the box stores for small areas of garden or turf to be irrigated from a tap source. Maybe give them a try?
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:36 AM
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I have seen some DIY jobs that use the faucet, and the reason I see them is because we are there to completely re-do the system after a new home owner moves into the house.

I also see a lot of pool companies tapping into the faucet and installing AVB's to use it as the pool auto-fill. This is mainly because recent regulation changes prohibit pool companies from using the irrigation system as a auto fill source.

I would not expect any more than 3-5 gpm (depending on pressure) out of a faucet. Also- If they have a water softener and the faucet is in the "loop" they will be re-filling salt on a weekly basis.

There are a lot of negatives, why can't you tap into the supply before it gets to the house?
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:47 AM
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I'll try to explain,
This was a cabin, added on, etc. but the water comes into what is now a pit inside the house, probably 12'-15' inside the house.
Where a person would have to bore, also has other utilities coming into the house right there as well.
Sidewalk on outside of house where you would come out, if you did that, and then you would have to put an underground back flow in.
All in all, ton of work for a small area, HO's wouldn't go for it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:13 PM
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It is possible to source a small system from a faucet. Some faucets are capable of sourcing an entire yard of a quarter acre or more. You need a good reason to avoid doing the interior plumbing.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:28 PM
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I've done it. Used a 3/4 rubber hose to feed my pvb then added a faucet for them to use on my 1" PVC worked well.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:59 PM
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75' x what? Pics or drawings needed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:43 PM
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Cut the drywall , and repair it , you will get more flow from a 1/2 line than thru a hose spicot
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