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Hydraulics Exercise

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Jun 27, 2008.

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  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Busted my Toro flow and pressure gauge, so I pulled the gauges, recalibrate them, and put them on a custom test unit I had built years ago.

    On doing some testing with the setup, noticed the flow gauge is not recording flow correctly. Did a little playing around and found out why.

    Anyone want to speculate on the principles of how their flow gauge works?
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    Didn't we beat this one to death a few years back? I'll bet there's a table of flows, versus pressure and 'nozzle' size in a CRC guide.

    When I replaced a frozen gpm gauge on my Toro, I took the opportunity to calibrate the replacement.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

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  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't know, but yes that is the basic principle, now explain the hydraulics of it. :)
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The living dead don't need to explain hydraulics. :)
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    ROFL How true.
     
  7. Let's beat it to death again. I'm curiously zombied about this.
     
  8. To The Top:)
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    Actually, for the theoretically-inclined, there are some areas of interest. Your textbook illustrations might show a 'theoretical nozzle' as a simple hole in a tank, which has a wall thickness approaching zero.

    theoretical-nozzle.gif
     
  10. AI Inc

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    Well thanks for clearing that up for us.
     
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