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Will decraesing hose size increase velocity at the sprinkler head?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Here's an impact that would cover well.

  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    ha ha. That thing is pretty cool.
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    I think your are on the wrong forum bud if you don't know basic water hydraulics .
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Careful .... that statement includes about 50% or more of the regs here as well. :laugh:
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Especially is you can use 1/2" pipe for it
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    :rolleyes: I'll eat all my veggies so I can grow up as awesome as you.

    I need about 5 or 6 sprinkler heads to put on new lawn instals. Does anyone know what an ideal set up would be for running them off of the average house nozzle or am I wasting my time?
  7. Why don't you figure this out with the info here
    What is your water pressure?
    Do a hose bucket test and see how many gallons your hose of choice puts out in one minute.
    go to home depot and study the Sprinklers to determine which will give you the most distance with the least pressure requirements and try to figure how many you could run at once based on the your analysis of pressure and available water. We can only help so much with zilch in real info.
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  8. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    If you're just looking for something to run off of a hose then a Maxi-Bird would work.
    I've used them on many temporary systems to establish grass/grass seed.
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    I cant go to the house of someone I've never met to a lawn I dont know that Im going to be putting in to test the well that doesnt exist yet. You know what I mean??? These are going to move around with me between now and when they wear out to all the lawns I put in.

    I guess to be specific I would like to know whether to buy 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, or 1 inch hoses (I hope 3/4 because I bought $300 of them today) and then weather to buy 1/2", 3/4", or 1" brass impact heads. I was going to get some nice ones that will hold up, off of ebay. Then lastly, what to do for timers. I have a bunch of new vigoro digital timers from HD and they seem like they are crap but maybe they will do well.
  10. Oh man...I've worked hard at this thread. Can somebody find that temporary hose layout contraption? I just don't have any gas left.

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