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Old 04-04-2013, 09:41 AM
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From my experience with sub-surface drip, it is useless on clay soil where the turf is used frequently be it sport or foot traffic/kids playing. Short term it was very good, but after 4-5 years I found it to be ineffective once the soil was compacted. Lawns just had green circles above where the emitters were, but the water would not spread, regardless of run times.
This sounds like two things to me, a soil management issue and a design issue. If unmanaged compaction was on the table, the design should have been adjusted to compensate. Proper design and installation is critical for SDI, particularly on turf.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:47 AM
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I think the cost of installing properly the system properly and preparing the ground might outweigh the initial water savings for putting in the system. Sounds like a pain in the butt, especially for the client that is always watching their $$$.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:07 AM
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yep, pia.

I've installed several in years past. Tilled in soil amendment. Scraped out 5" or so with bobcat, installed netafim grid, placed soil back. Lots of work
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:43 AM
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I could see this style system being a much easier install on new construction.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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They are actualy making septic systems of netafim grids now.

http://www.netafimusa.com/wastewater
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:19 PM
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They are actualy making septic systems of netafim grids now.

http://www.netafimusa.com/wastewater
This may be new to Netafin but engineered systems in Nevada have been doing above ground mounds and "green" fields for some time. I know that my family in Reno has been doing them since the late 90s
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:30 PM
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When I interviewed for a company in Delaware, They said they love putting them in...
Explained how to do it" their way".

Seemed to much bringing in loam and having the right compaction perfect layers of sub soil blah blah blah..

Im pretty sure Green Monster has put in a few of those in the past.....
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