How would you water a perennial bed 50' from the house?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Grn Mtn, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm trying out Drip Irrigation for my Landscape beds, but what do you do when they aren't located next to the house? Do you run PVC and how far down would you put it? Will blowing air into it in the fall empty it of water so it won't freeze?
     
  2. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
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    make a seperate zone just for that area, run the PVC here we only burry pipes 8" or so.... in NY u might need to go farther, check ur local zoning codes, for freeze line (depth) also it should blow out fine. if u dont think it will then install a box whereever your pipe is at the lowest point, put in a WYE downhill with a ball valve on it, blow it out , open the valve and leave it open all winter. Thats how i have done them here, havent had a call back
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    You might want to consider using poly pipe instead of PVC in your location, just so it doesn't suffer from frost-and-heave damage, which can break even an empty schedule 40 pipe. With the drip laid on a single line, an end cap will allow you blow the water out quickly.
     

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