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1st time home owner needs help please

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by petroskie, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. petroskie

    petroskie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    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
     
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,148

    Save up till ya can have a real one put in.
     
  3. Ditto You'd be better with a hose timer and hoses until you can afford to bite the bullet.
     
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    What you are asking, is for professionals in the industry that do this for a living, to give you advice on how to install a hack sprinkler system that will be substandard, inefficient, tacky, not meeting building codes, and just plain ol' cheap. You won't get a lot of help from us. Sorry.
     
  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    Even if you wanted to install it right, you came to the wrong place.
     
  6. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,045

    I second the hose timer and hoses route. Heck, I've got that in my backyard right now.
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    So do I.
    I have two 5004s on stands that are hooked up to hoses. I put water when I want, and put them away for the winter. Sprinkler systems are too expensive and troublesome. :)
    I also have native grass and live in the forest though.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. petroskie

    petroskie LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    thats why I said in my intro if yall didnt want to help i would understand and you shouldnt have wasted ur time with the responce, thanks for your input though.
     
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I'm not knocking you for trying, just letting you know what you'll get from us here.
     

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