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Old 05-23-2012, 02:49 PM
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How to water my grass

I have around an acre. It's a triangular yard (in the front). I recently arreated, and seeded (blue bird seeder). Now I'm having a problem watering. I ran a garden hose (long one from my house to the end of the land). But I don't have enough water pressure to get the impact head sprinklers to cover. I've increased my pressure to 70psi (I have a well), but it's not enough. What temporary water solution can I use. I'm not using straw or hay?
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:10 PM
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If it were me, I'd run the sprinkler on the areas you can cover effectively and let mother nature takes care of the rest.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:45 AM
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Get a different sprinkler head, such as one that twirls, and add a 1/2"hose on the end of your 3/4" hose and see if that helps...
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:20 AM
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Get a different sprinkler head, such as one that twirls, and add a 1/2"hose on the end of your 3/4" hose and see if that helps...
I would do the complete opposite, I would go up to a 1" hose, that will allow the water to flow a greater distance with less pressure/flow drop. Also Che k the pressure at the spicket. It is not uncommon for a valve to be broken or have degree which cuts the flow rate greatly.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:45 AM
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Are the impact sprinklers metal heads or plastic heads? I bought some gilmour metal impact sprinklers last year and they wouldn't perform correctly(they wouldn't move) so I took them back to lowes and bought the rain bird p5r plastic impact sprinklers. They are with the underground irrigation section. They come with 5 different nozzles and work really well for me.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
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With a long hose, the more restrictions you have, the more pressure loss you will have at the end.
Do you have a splitter at the hose bib, with valves that reduce the diameter of the waterway?
Do you have a gate valve leading up to the bib (and not a ball valve)?
Can you use a larger diameter hose?
Do you have automatic closing quick connects on the hose (these restrict flow a lot)?
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:36 PM
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Are the impact sprinklers metal heads or plastic heads? I bought some gilmour metal impact sprinklers last year and they wouldn't perform correctly(they wouldn't move) so I took them back to lowes and bought the rain bird p5r plastic impact sprinklers. They are with the underground irrigation section. They come with 5 different nozzles and work really well for me.
I had the same issue with the metal ones...traded them all for plastic & they work great.
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