Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by GrazerZ, Feb 24, 2006.

1. ### GrazerZLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Lisbon Falls ME.Messages: 670

Could someone help me with the formula to find the cubic feet total amount of water to water a square ft at .5" of water. This would be helpful in calculation the relative cost to run an irrigation system for a given square ft area. I have formulas to figure it out once its designed, but would like to have it based on sq ft. to use as a rough estimate. I'm sure I'm just being dense, your help is apreciated.

2. ### Wet_BootsLawnSite Fanaticfrom metro NYCMessages: 50,592

That's very simple. Half an inch of water on a one-square-foot area is 1/24 of a foot on said area, equalling 1/24 cu ft total water.

3. ### jerryrwmLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Central WisconsinMessages: 1,274

It takes 27154 gals to cover an acre 1" deep. There are 7.6 gals per cu ft. Go for it Tiger.

4. ### Wet_BootsLawnSite Fanaticfrom metro NYCMessages: 50,592

yeah, but his water meter reads in cubic feet <sup><small>John Coltrane

5. ### GrazerZLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Lisbon Falls ME.Messages: 670

I need this information so that I can provide a potential customer an idea what his water bill will liik like based on the rates in that city.

6. ### jerryrwmLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Central WisconsinMessages: 1,274

Hey, I'm not going to do the math for him. It's easy enough to convert from gal to cu ft. I think. Isn't it? Oh well, have fun. Acre inch is about 3500 cu ft.

7. ### GrazerZLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Lisbon Falls ME.Messages: 670

I'm all set guys, I figured it out on my own. Been a little foggy, have been sick.

8. ### BostonGuyLawnSite Memberfrom NW of BostonMessages: 28

You can use google to make calculations as well. Try typing in your dimensions and what you want the results diplayed in, in a google search bar. Honestly, try it. Paste this sample in a google search bar:
.5 inch * 50 feet * 100 feet in gallons

9. ### Dirty WaterLawnSite Fanaticfrom Redmond, WAMessages: 6,794

Thats damn cool...Is there anything Google doesn't do

10. ### bicmudpuppyLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Aztec, NMMessages: 2,781

Google is absolutely USELESS with wives.......or maybe that's me and that is the whole problem