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I could use a little advice about this install

TriMLawN

LawnSite Member
Location
Tampa
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.
 

BPC

LawnSite Member
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.
 

PurpHaze

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Visalia, CA
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.
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. :)
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
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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