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Old 10-16-2013, 12:19 AM
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Thanks again everyone for your time and help/advice. Will be installing a second PRV and starting the rework tomorrow
Best of luck to you.

With the money you're saving on the booster pump you can buy some micro brew for the crew!
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:34 AM
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Thanks again everyone for your time and help/advice. Will be installing a second PRV and starting the rework tomorrow
We should have your city guys talk to my city guys sometime... My city built a nice new water tower several years ago, only problem is, they cant fill it all the way or the pressure starts blowing all the city water mains out of the ground

cjohn: You laugh, but I have a zone in my front yard that is "allegedly" running about 30 or so gpm through a 5/8" meter and 1" line from the street (city pressure about 70). it aint pretty and I hate it, hammers like hell in the house when the zone shuts off, but nothing I can do about it...
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:38 AM
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We should have your city guys talk to my city guys sometime... My city built a nice new water tower several years ago, only problem is, they cant fill it all the way or the pressure starts blowing all the city water mains out of the ground
LoL, it appears government engineering is almost as high quality as government spending decisions:drinkup .... Here's to your tax dollars.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:09 AM
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We should have your city guys talk to my city guys sometime... My city built a nice new water tower several years ago, only problem is, they cant fill it all the way or the pressure starts blowing all the city water mains out of the ground

cjohn: You laugh, but I have a zone in my front yard that is "allegedly" running about 30 or so gpm through a 5/8" meter and 1" line from the street (city pressure about 70). it aint pretty and I hate it, hammers like hell in the house when the zone shuts off, but nothing I can do about it...
Don't feel bad.50 yrs ago Town I work out of built the town well downhill from the town dump.

$40 million later for water treatment plants the town has good or so they say water.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:01 AM
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cjohn: You laugh, but I have a zone in my front yard that is "allegedly" running about 30 or so gpm through a 5/8" meter and 1" line from the street (city pressure about 70). it aint pretty and I hate it, hammers like hell in the house when the zone shuts off, but nothing I can do about it...
You will do something about it when your plumbing blows apart in your house.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:16 PM
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You will do something about it when your plumbing blows apart in your house.
Oh I know... I want to fix it but the pops says no...
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:16 AM
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cjohn: You laugh, but I have a zone in my front yard that is "allegedly" running about 30 or so gpm through a 5/8" meter and 1" line from the street (city pressure about 70). it aint pretty and I hate it, hammers like hell in the house when the zone shuts off, but nothing I can do about it...
I never said it was the best idea. In that case with 42gpm we had a dynamic of about 15psi i believe, 2" main, master valve, pressure regulators on the valves.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:05 PM
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Installed the PRV today before the valves knocking the static down to around 70 PSI right before the valves. This caused the water hammer to cease as well as my rainbird 5000 rotors to spray more consistently with minimal misting compared to before!

Thank you everyone! Cheers to you

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:16 PM
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Installed the PRV today before the valves knocking the static down to around 70 PSI right before the valves. This caused the water hammer to cease as well as my rainbird 5000 rotors to spray more consistently with minimal misting compared to before!

Thank you everyone! Cheers to you

What kind of beer did you buy the crew?
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:24 PM
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Yuengling for the masses!
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