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Flow contol,money in the hole?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Juan if by land, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Juan if by land

    Juan if by land LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    If I design a zone that is near max capacity of the available water,say 15gpm available @45psi,heads will use 13gpm@45psi....

    ....is there any advantage to using a flow-control zone valve?
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I would be careful about maxing out a zones capability. What are you going to do in the future when the water pressure drops?

    How much extra is a valve with flow control. $1.50 max?
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    Ditto......
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,315

    Ditto

    Note ... can't allow myself to agree with JW, might go to his head.
     
  5. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    ditto..........
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,749

    Double ditto.
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    muhahahaha... i just echo you sprinkler gurus. fortunately i jumped on this thread before yall did. or id "ditto" myself and seem like an arse:)
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,749

    The rest of us seem to have a job.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,448

    Like finding elusive valves?
     
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Think I was up and posting by 6:20am for fun? I left the house at 6:50am. Just now got back. 3pm. Put in 8 hours, and it feels like a half day to me.
     

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