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Old 09-19-2009, 07:05 PM
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Water pressure

I have just reseeded some small areas for a customer. Her water pressure is lousy to say the least. Is there a efficient way to increase it so I can water the two areas. I tried wide open and it won't cover both areas, split the hose but no go that way either.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:13 PM
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Might not be able to increase water pressure, but you can use it the most efficiently by making a custom sprinkler out of 1" PVC and MP Rotor Heads. It will take longer to water, but they use th least amount of water pressure out of any heads I know of.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:48 AM
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Increasing pressure happens when you go from large hose down to smaller hose. 1" to 1/2" should increase pressure as it decreases volume.

That is the basic principle... how it will apply in your case may be meaningless. Low pressure usually means - replace the pump or the point.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:54 AM
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If it is a well you can turn up the pressure. Take off the cover from the pressure switch, there are directions underneath.
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