Quick question fellas

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by lawnmaniac883, May 2, 2007.

  1. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a church as one of my maintenance accounts and they have a pretty high flowing deep well. Not sure what the specs on the well are but currently its moving about 23 gpm at 48 psi per zone with some variation in pressure, seeing how its max is about 60 when zones are off and pump is just running it seems to me that I could flow more gpm at a slightly lower psi and manage to run 2 zones at once. After manually opening 2 valves at once I get around 30 - 35 psi per pair this is rotors and sprays which shouldnt be mixed but hey what can ya do right?

    Anyway the question is can I run two zones at once on the controller? It is an older rainbird controller with a large dial that has knobs to adjust watering time per zone as two smaller dials to set watering day / time to water. Sorry but I didnt catch the model #, anyone know if its possible to wire two valves per zone? Dumb question maybe but worth a shot if it would benefit the pump and save power.
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im not saying i know anything about anything..

    but did you set up A/B zone to run @ the same time?

    if so what happened?
     
  3. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    You have an RC. Yes you can wire two valves together.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats what I needed to know, thanks!
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what I like about Texans....short..to the point!
     
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thought Texas had a lot of TALL cowpokes? :)
     
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes the saying is that everything is bigger in Texas.
     
  8. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have to be big in order to bring balance to both left coasts.:laugh:
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    My brother (DFW) says Texas has to be big because it's really just "northern Mexico." :)
     
  10. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you heard the joke about the Aggie who left TX and moved to CA?

    It raised the IQ of both states.:laugh:
     

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