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1st time home owner needs help please

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by petroskie, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. petroskie

    petroskie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    No this is not a for ever set up I have a hose set up and 2 click click click sprinklers in the back yard and the 2 work great but if i try to add a 3rd i loose all pressure. What i was trying to understand was if i used like a 1/2inch pipe or hose could i add more sprinklers, or are the 5/8 hose ok i just need different heads like the rain bird ones maybe cause they use less pressure than the click click click ones? would have gotten a system but I opted for central A/C instead and it was the same price
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,008

    " a happy wife makes for a happy life"
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Find someone who will do the system right, but in stages that you can afford.
  4. petroskie

    petroskie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    I understand but Ive been a member here for a while mainly on the lawncare section and Ive never had a rejected question and i have always helped others who post questions cause thats why were all here to help one another when we need it.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    You've hit the wrong forum, this is the tongue-in-cheek section. :rolleyes::dizzy:
  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    Check the GPM requirements of the nozzles you are using and keep it under about 5.

    There are a lot of factors to how much water you can get through a 1/2 in line, or a 5/8.

    Generally speaking you can get 3-6 gpm from a hose bib.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,592

    "can't water all at once" is why you get a controller to run the watering in sections - you can do this with hose-end products now.

  8. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    Change those click click (impulse/impact ?) which have large orifices (holes) that the water shoots out of, to rotary heads with smaller nozzles. You'll get 3 maybe 4 rotary heads with smaller nozzles on a hose bibb setup. Depends on how much water your hose bibb can supply at one time.

    You can buy the plastic impact heads w/stake very cheap at a big box store. Basically you just want the stakes that attach to garden hoses. Get a cheapie hose timer.
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Just get MP3000's on 2" pop-up heads married to a 1" pvc line. If you choose to put it on top of the ground, so be it, but you wont get anyone here to tell you that is a good idea. For just starting out, putting down some water and getting some turf established is better than not. Go forth and do it form the hose-bib, you'll be fine.
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,008

    or , buy a system . Throw it on a credit card , hawk it, its the American way.

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