Forest fires part 2

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had some relatives ask me about sprinklers to spray down the back slope (untouchable state lands) of their hilltop lots. I had to tell them it was pointless, unless they could get a new over-sized tap and meter installed.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Think of it this way Boots, a 5/8 meter will push much more than the 75% safe recommendation, fire would be an emergency and you're smart enough to plumb your way around a meter issue.
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It would have taken over 100 gpm to damp down the top of a brush-covered slope in a short interval of time.
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ugly and somber day here. Those were all local kids up in the Prescott area, not far from home.

    Praying for rain...

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