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Old 06-25-2012, 08:44 PM
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Recently did a system redesign for a guy that had 1" service line and 1" meter(which is rare in my parts).

Did a flow test at pressure(45 psi) about 50' after a zone valve. I was thinking I could get close 14 gpm+. Also static pressure is 85 psi.

10 gpm was it!

Do a flow test at pressure
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:45 PM
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I know that we did a faucet test and got around 13 gpm.
So what is a faucet test?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:14 PM
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Recently did a system redesign for a guy that had 1" service line and 1" meter(which is rare in my parts).

Did a flow test at pressure(45 psi) about 50' after a zone valve. I was thinking I could get close 14 gpm+. Also static pressure is 85 psi.

10 gpm was it!

Do a flow test at pressure
That's kind of brutal. This is from a one-inch tap at the street?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:51 PM
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When builders try to rush me to install before the site is ready I like to say to them "you wouldn't paint the sheet rock before you hang it on the wall, so why do want to install sprinklers before the grade is set".
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:59 PM
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This meter feeds a rental house next to my dad's house. He stopped renting it out and turned it into a shop. So we just turned a faucet on at the front of the house wide open and timed the meter for 1 minute and watched the meter turn up about 13 gallons in that min...And thats with a faucet thats probably run with 1/2" inside the house. And thats on the 3/4" meter.


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Old 06-26-2012, 07:51 AM
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I'm not saying that test is accurate but it just gives us something to start with and thats why we are going with the 1" meter...
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:52 PM
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I'm not saying that test is accurate but it just gives us something to start with and thats why we are going with the 1" meter...
If you don't got the flow, you don't got the go.
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