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Portable Irrigation System

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Bryn, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Bryn

    Bryn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I thought this might be of interest to someone if they do a search for a portable irrigation system.

    This was built to aid in watering new seeded grass, using garden hose and impact sprinkler heads.

    I used pipe to hose couplers so it could be connected to the outside water tap, and pipe to hose couplers on the Value output to connect to hose pipe.


  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Kinda looks like the test station I have at my shop for working on controllers. :laugh:
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,662

    Would a backflow preventer be too much to ask for?
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Could always install one of those hose bibb types. :)
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    How exactly would you backflow into a sprinkler like this?


    If the water level around the head is that high, you've got worse problems than backflow :D
  6. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    I built something similar to this for my dad, but it's built into a toolbox to make it weather resistant and portable. To the guys who asked about backflow prevention, why would you need it if it connects to a hose bib, uses garden hose and is totally temporary and portable?
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The second some dirt or mulch gets kicked over a hose, the 'above ground' argument goes bye-bye. Even a spring-loaded check valve would be better than nothing.
  8. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

    Go to the ABPA web site and read some of the cases that have happened. A hose bibb vacuum breaker should be the minimum.

    See the problem with totally temporary, totally portable is those two facts. Possibility of contamination exists.

    Oh well that's just me... grouchy old fart who has been around the block and back a couple times.
  9. WetWell

    WetWell LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Very nice design, I like it! You may want to run the hoses with a special connector so the sprinklers aren't stretched out in series, more like a T design so they get even pressure and flow.
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Hose bibb.... :)

    Hose Bibb Vacuum Breaker IV-01.jpg

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