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Slow leak out of pop up head

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by LawnsharkMB, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,431

    You were ok ArTurf, my statement goes back to another thread where water was being pushed uphill til it stopped.

    I just wonder who can answer the question in my scenario?
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  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    I can .... The scenario will almost never occur due to downstream leaks, checked heads or not.

    Do I get a prize? ;)

    Or how about this ....

    Determine total rate of downstream leaks as it relates to pressure, of course factoring in pressure losses in the downstream piping. Then determine the total rate of flow past the diaphragm, again factoring in pressure losses, and relate total contributed pressure and flow from the supply side to the downstream piping. Then determine if supply side leak rate is faster or slower than downstream leaks, and what the pressure relations are with respect to flow & time.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,431

    You deserve one! :clapping:

    You took the words right out of my mouth ! :)
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