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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jabbo, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Recently did a system redesign for a guy that had 1" service line and 1" meter(which is rare in my parts).

    Did a flow test at pressure(45 psi) about 50' after a zone valve. I was thinking I could get close 14 gpm+. Also static pressure is 85 psi.

    10 gpm was it!

    Do a flow test at pressure
  2. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    So what is a faucet test?
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,258

    That's kind of brutal. This is from a one-inch tap at the street?
  4. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Builders always wanna "put the cart before the horse!" SMH
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  5. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    This meter feeds a rental house next to my dad's house. He stopped renting it out and turned it into a shop. So we just turned a faucet on at the front of the house wide open and timed the meter for 1 minute and watched the meter turn up about 13 gallons in that min...And thats with a faucet thats probably run with 1/2" inside the house. And thats on the 3/4" meter.

  6. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    I'm not saying that test is accurate but it just gives us something to start with and thats why we are going with the 1" meter...
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,094

    If you don't got the flow, you don't got the go.

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