irrigation for indoor riding arena horses ????

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mdirrigation, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    How about collecting the water from the auto drains to a water bucket or trough? Or barrels with flowers underneath them?

    A small air compressor to hook to it would be good as well, but operator error comes into play. Or operator forgetfullness.
     
  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    People will spend big bucks when it comes to horses. A indoor irrigation system to keep dust down is small time. You could get some good referrals from this.
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    The owner has money but knows his $hit. he is a contractor self made millionare , still runs his equipment , drives the trucks , and even since the slowdown in the economy , hasnt layed anyone off .

    I like the bucket idea for the auto drains , operating the compressor wouldnt be a problem for him .
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you sized things properly, you could install a compressor in the system, and blow out the lines after every watering cycle, by way of another program.
     
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Just like a greenhouse, it'll wet the dirt down to keep dust away.
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  6. If you can hang in there my sister has a beauty hangng from her arena rafters. They drain without blowouts because they are upside down Sprinklers.
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  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    We did something like that many years ago at a nursery. Basically an irrigation system hung from the beams with the sprinkler heads pointing down.
    Needless to say that servicing the system was not an enjoyable experience.
     
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have 23 overwintering structures set up this way, no freze problems as long as you dont let the pipes sag. Also a drain at the low point whhee it goes into the ground is a must, our main pipes are above ground al-lu-mini-um (british proncuation) though.
     
  9. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm just thinking, if you do hang them upside down as others are saying then you wont need to worry about the having to pup up. So you can just remove the spring and if hung upside down they will stay popped open alowing any water inside to drain out of the heads automatically
     
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or instead, no pop up head, and a riser with a shrub adapter and nozzle.
     

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