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Old 08-10-2011, 11:55 AM
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No this is not a for ever set up I have a hose set up and 2 click click click sprinklers in the back yard and the 2 work great but if i try to add a 3rd i loose all pressure. What i was trying to understand was if i used like a 1/2inch pipe or hose could i add more sprinklers, or are the 5/8 hose ok i just need different heads like the rain bird ones maybe cause they use less pressure than the click click click ones? would have gotten a system but I opted for central A/C instead and it was the same price
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:57 AM
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would have gotten a system but I opted for central A/C instead and it was the same price
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:58 AM
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like the title states Im 23 and just bought my first home and I cant afford a complete sprinkler system quotes have been 3k-5k. I just want to do a simple 100ft PVC pipe with 4 or 5 rain bird pop up sprinklers of sort. The yard wrapes around from the front to the side and i wanna bury the pvc under the bark. after reading on the internet about GPM and PSI corrisponding with head preasure im all kinds of confused. can anybody help and i understand if yall dont wanna give away your skills for free, thanks in advance
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:58 AM
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I'm not knocking you for trying, just letting you know what you'll get from us here.
I understand but Ive been a member here for a while mainly on the lawncare section and Ive never had a rejected question and i have always helped others who post questions cause thats why were all here to help one another when we need it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:01 PM
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i have always helped others who post questions cause thats why were all here to help one another when we need it.
You've hit the wrong forum, this is the tongue-in-cheek section.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:38 PM
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Check the GPM requirements of the nozzles you are using and keep it under about 5.

There are a lot of factors to how much water you can get through a 1/2 in line, or a 5/8.

Generally speaking you can get 3-6 gpm from a hose bib.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:13 PM
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"can't water all at once" is why you get a controller to run the watering in sections - you can do this with hose-end products now.

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:53 PM
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No this is not a for ever set up I have a hose set up and 2 click click click sprinklers in the back yard and the 2 work great but if i try to add a 3rd i loose all pressure.
Change those click click (impulse/impact ?) which have large orifices (holes) that the water shoots out of, to rotary heads with smaller nozzles. You'll get 3 maybe 4 rotary heads with smaller nozzles on a hose bibb setup. Depends on how much water your hose bibb can supply at one time.

You can buy the plastic impact heads w/stake very cheap at a big box store. Basically you just want the stakes that attach to garden hoses. Get a cheapie hose timer.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:58 PM
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Just get MP3000's on 2" pop-up heads married to a 1" pvc line. If you choose to put it on top of the ground, so be it, but you wont get anyone here to tell you that is a good idea. For just starting out, putting down some water and getting some turf established is better than not. Go forth and do it form the hose-bib, you'll be fine.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:19 PM
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or , buy a system . Throw it on a credit card , hawk it, its the American way.
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