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Drip Zone Question>>

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    Filter before the reducer
    or

    Reducer before the filter..

    do you all even use a reducer/filter?


    we put the reducer>filter so on the blow out up in New England we dont blow the filter.....

    Just wondering what others are doing......
     
  2. lehrjetmx

    lehrjetmx LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 107

    I put the valve in the the filter and the the reducer. We also put the filter in before the valves if we do multi drip zones on one system.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    Thats a pretty smart idea..

    i can totally understand a few zones of drip=1 reducer say goodnight.....

    what kind of patters do you like to run?

    square?wibbly wobbly? grid? i suppose the plantings dictate the pattern...

    we usually use 12 inch netafim...no root intrusion what so ev..
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    The drip filter should go on downstream of the valve because they are not made to hold constant pressure, the pressure reg should go on before the filter.
    So it goes, valve-reg-filter
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857


    Bingo!

    btw how goes it today mrs.shovel?
     
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Wonnerful just wonnerful dear....Aha! This was a drip trap huh?
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857


    Just seeing what you all are about....and i am in the process of diving into the archives...you all have been on this site for years...some great threads on estimates....

    :)

    so how long have you been in the biz mrs Shovel?
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    14 years, not an irrigation expert, I just come in here cuz I love the guys in this forum, they are a kick. Do not have AIM....too bad . Skype?
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857



    I have aim...hit me up when ev....are you saying you dont have it?

    what is skype? and will it try to slowly kill me?
     
  10. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Yes I don't have it Skype is the best IM program. I gotta run now
     

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