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I could use a little advice about this install

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by TriMLawN, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. TriMLawN

    TriMLawN LawnSite Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 15

    Thanks in advance for your replies and assistance. Just to give you a little background, I have done quite a few sprinkler repairs and I have installed additional zones on a system before. My question is whether or not I would be getting in over my head by installing an entire irrigation system in a 2 acre lot. There are a few trees, but not too many. The land is relatively flat with a few small hills. I was thinking it would be an 8 zone system. Water pressure is great. Thanks again.
  2. BPC

    BPC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Not sure how things go in Tampa but I know here in Volusia County we have to pull a permit and you have to be a licensed irrigation contractor for that.
    There are also several codes you have to keep in mind when installing a system. I think Tampa is one of the areas that is requireing moisture sensors instead of rain sensors.
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    You were "thinking" an 8 zone system? How about sitting down and actually designing it out with all the hydraulics ramifications? Done right it will actually be a good system. Done wrong and you'll take it in the shorts. :)
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,103

    I done a lot of these for DIYers...there should be a contractor you could hire
    to consult on a hourly basis so you don't get your feet too wet!:cry:
    the horror stories about "why this and why that" after the fact are legion.:waving:

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