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Irrigation Super System

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dd564, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. dd564

    dd564 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I designed my own irrigation system and installed it myself.

    I wanted to be able to water on hot sunny days when the lawn really needs the water. To prevent the lawn from being put into shock, I decided to route my supply line directly from my hot water heater. This way, the water won't evaporate as quickly, and the lawn won't be shocked by the extreme temperature changes.

    Also, since my area is lower in potassium, I've replaced my salt pellets with potassium chloride in my water softener. I've then routed my irrigation to use only hot post-softener water.

    I can't wait to see the results. I wonder why no "professional" has thought of this before.
  2. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    heated and softened water??

    Nice heating bill too

    I never heard of a lawn going into shock unless to water temps are below zero
  3. dd564

    dd564 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I think it will work out well in winter here in Minnesota too. If snow accumulates on my drive way, the hot salt water will help melt the ice and snow. I just need to turn the 4 heads to spray the other direction, and I'm set.

    It will be great.
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,630

    I certainly hope you are kidding .
  5. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    Thats got to be a joke, right?
  6. greenwayirrigation

    greenwayirrigation LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Posts: 24

    good luck buddy, i especially like the melting of the snow idea
  7. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    this was pretty funny...a waste of space, but heck, i needed a laugh today.

    these 18 hour days are a killer right now.

  8. dd564

    dd564 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Glad you guys enjoyed that one.

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