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2nd story window boxes...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by zman9119, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 756

    I have a request to install drip irrigation into multiple 2nd story window boxes for a client. I have a spot where I can tap into the mainline and install a new valve and wiring is already there so that will not be a problem.

    It would be almost a 20ft vertical raise for the line, then runs of anywhere between 20 to 100 ft across and around this house to the boxes. The pressure is 60 psi where the connection would be made.

    Now the questions. Is this even possible? :hammerhead: First idea was to use Rain Bird black stripe tubing but the pressure loss would be too high. SO what would everyone else recommend? PVC? Poly? Nothing? Run and hide or is this do-able?

    (its monday and my head already hurts :dizzy: )
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,642

    Sure it's something you can do. Figure 10 psi lost in a 20 foot lift, so a 40 psi regulator would duplicate what a 30 psi regulator does at ground level.
  3. And make sure your liability insurance is paid up....
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,642

    I dunno, how often to you get to use a cherry picker doing irrigation work?
  5. windowboxmaster

    windowboxmaster LawnSite Member
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    There's got to be an easier way to water those window boxes than running that irrigation line that far. I think I've seen some simple window box self-watering kits on amazon that sit in the container. You may want to offer this suggestion to the client.
  6. Oh I didn't realize this was a self promoting post. Good luck getting this past the mods.
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Ten points for Texas.:clapping:
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911



    fimco's thread the other day will show all..
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Will listen to you as experience is posted, otherwise stay in the background.:hammerhead:

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