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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got this flow meter offline recently. Pretty neat.

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    On this particular meter, I had 49 gpm on a 5/8 meter and 120psi dynamic pressure(6 rotors running).

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  2. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have used those on volumetric concrete mixers. Cool.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    how do you push 49 gpm through a 5/8 meter? - thing must've been screaming
     
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    sexy, we need a link and fimco needs in his store
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was surprised at the amount of flow. According to my charts 3/4" can flow up to 40gpm and 1" can flow up to 60gpm, so it might be feasible. 7 rotors with 2.5gpm nozzles were fogging pretty badly. I was really surprised with 120psi dynamic pressure with 7 rotors running, granted everything was going downhill with probably 20-30' elevation drop.
     
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pressure regulator maybe?
     
  9. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I question the accuracy of an electronic meter. I wonder if a bucket test would produce different results.
     
  10. Ditto. Close to .8gallons per second....ain't buying it
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