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Drip with pop ups

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,268

    If you were to combine pop ups with drip line on the same station but separate area what nozzles would you use to closely match the precip rate? I haven't done a lot of drip but the specs for 1gph line list the inches per hour at over 1". They don't list it as a precipitation rate the same as sprays/rotors but I'm assuming they mean the same? I could convert the existing spray area to drip but if I could somewhat match it up with the correct nozzles (regular sprays, toro precision, MP's & etc) that would make it simpler.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,267

    Don't mix them. Period.
  3. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,926

    2nd, DON'T! You will always end up under watering one area and over watering another....never fails.

    Sure you can make it work, but like i said, the above will happen.

    Do seperate stations....in the long run you will have control.
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,629

    what they said. If you absolutely positivly must. put way oversize and then dial em way down. Still would not do it thou.
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,268

    Oversize what?
    Prob will convert sprays over to drip
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,629

    oversize. Put in a 17 ft sprayer where ya need a 10 ft'r. Then dial it down to 10 so flow is a lot loess.
    Its a hack way of doing it and if ya can convert sprayers to drip it is the correct option.
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Don't do it. Even if you can get the PR close, the required irrigation interval is almost certainly not the same, nor is the depth of irrigation. That said, if you must do it, design the drip around the spray/rotor zone. It is not that difficult to get a relatively close PR using the right line and spacing, and the right nozzles on the spray zone.
  8. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    The only reason I have ever mixed the two is for pots and hanging baskets. It has been a battle to make the drip water a large hanging basket in the spray zone time frame
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,136

    I can't stand putting those shrubblers/micro sprays into baskets and planters..
    My boss has been putting those off of drip zones.

    its either feast or famine. Yes we do it, but it feel its hack..
    keep them all on the same zone, also we put it off of spray and rotor zones...Works poorly...
    I hate mixing precip rates.
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Pots need their own zone. End of story!

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