Another dumb home owner...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 28AcresToMow, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    Bingo, at least you know the backflow is working.
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,477

    That's good stuff, looks like a new install also.:laugh:
  3. 28AcresToMow

    28AcresToMow LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 19

    Reinstalled the PVB, the right way (there is even an arrow on the PVB casting:hammerhead:) and the rotors all popped up and water was a spraying.
    Thanks for taking the time to look at my post!

    Mike, there is no well. What I am doing is draining the dirty water from my 30+ aquariums into a 2000 gallon tank. The water is pumped through two of those spin down type filters prior to entering the 2000 gallon tank. The water that collects in the 2000 gallon tank is then pumped by the GT-10 pump up and out to the irrigation system. I thought that if the reason I was changing the aquarium water once a week was to reduce nitrate levels in the aquarium water, I might as well apply that nitrate rich water to the lawn.

    Here is a bit of irony for you. The moment I opened one of the valves to test the system, it started to rain...

    Thanks again guys!
  4. 28AcresToMow

    28AcresToMow LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 19

    Mitchgo, just saw your addition about the metals, I will change that.

    Thank you sir!
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,002

    Hmm, I'd be thinking the backflow protection should be installed at the tap into your aquariums. You must like fish!
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,395

    what he said
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,395

  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Plus one on the dielectric unions.
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Other than the PVB being backwards, your install looks pretty good, clean.

    Flipping that PVB around will have a nice effect on your system working.
  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,903

    For us, we don't go from metal male threads to plastic female threads

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