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Sprinkler system for larger jobs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by paul, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    We have been using a sprinkler system for some of our larger seeding jobs this year, it's an above ground system that uses batteries in the control valves and a hand held programer. the 2" or 3" lines are slip fit with a rubber gasket and rubber/plastic strip that gets inserted into the fittings. [​IMG] 2" and 3" lines

    [​IMG] control valve

    [​IMG] area being set up

  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    Looks great Paul ... where is your water supply for this?
  3. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    On this site water is 1000' away and 250' lower, hooked up to a deep well and fed with a 10 hp electric pump.
  4. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    Looks great paul

    Do you have a backflow on that system also?

    Only problem is, here in NJ it would be illegal to do without a licensed irrigation contractor to put it in.

  5. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    Steveair, this is a temp system and there is no need for a back flow preventer on this one, the well is at a land fill so......

    On others we have a back flow preventer that taps a hydrant along with the meter.
  6. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    I moved this here to see if any one else is useing it.
  7. I've also have used the unik systems from rainbird. I of mixed oppion. Sometimes they work great. The problem I had was not having the programming unit with me or the infared would be too dirty. It is handy for doing a temp system like the case you're doing.

  8. jkinchla

    jkinchla LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 74

    Looks interesting, what do you charge for this watering service?

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