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Homeowner installed system

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by EagleLandscape, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. EagleLandscape

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

    i met with my foremans parents this weekend to help design them a landscape plan, and his dad was talking about how he designed and installed this system nearly 30 years ago.

    All I could think of was, oh geez. I asked him for a site plan, and he had a copy of the one with the irrigation drawing on it. I was amazed. Precip rates, flow calulations, friction loss, everything.

    Better design and process than most of the irrigators that I see.\

    He had a little book from Rainbird called "How to design your own sprinkler system:

    Although, he calls a zone a "circuit"

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,259

    How did they get a gpm number with four significant digits?
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Looks like he was pretty thorough. What heads were those? And what valves?
     
  4. EagleLandscape

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

    He's got impact heads now, and theyre still working fine. Some big ole RB ones, dont know on the valves.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,094

    "Circuit" is a old term, bet it's got WM or Imperial valves.
     
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    Added up values from old RB nozzle chart, I bet.
     

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