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sprinkler system

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ccas, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. ccas

    ccas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 102

    how hard is it to install a sprinkler system and could i do it myself?
  2. North Ga

    North Ga LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 64

  3. North Ga

    North Ga LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 64

  4. RLSLandscaping

    RLSLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    well It is not hard to get water to come out of a sprinkler head...but if u want good coverage and a decent system that doesn't waste a ton of water you better find a pro...I am from mass and know some good guys on the boarder of NH..they could help u out with an estimate... you need to find out what the GPM is at your water source (Gallons Per Minute) this will tell you if u can even have a system, u may need to purchase a pump..I'm sure u got a well in NH...the physical work is not bad, setting heads etc... it's the design that you will definately need help on...example...if yer GPM is 20Gal per minute? and u had 5 rotars(heads) in a zone with 5Gal nozzles yer already F'ing up the performance because yer trying to use water u don't have (5x5=25) this exceeds yer available GPM...ya really need a pro...get a smaller company and tell them yer gonna supply the labor, so you can learn and cut down on yer cost...tell them u want rainbird 5000 rotars and toro pop-ups Flotrol valves and a RAINbird digital clock..most user friendly and reliable..if u install with the guy u hire u will never need a service call...where in NH are ya...

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