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I got a tricky one for you Water Witches>>

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,048

    ok customer wants to use her faucet via the mainline sprinkler system.

    faucets are in place ready to go..

    Only problem, the system runs off a rely to a well...
    The woman does not want to touch her controller..Remote is out of the question..She wants a switch in her garage bottom line..

    What do you all think?

    Also where do you look for the Rainbird Remote?



    love CSR
     
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,457

    how many gpm does the well push? might be a bit much for the ol 3/4 spigot.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,048

    no more than 15 bran and there are 2 faucets with 3/4 boiler drains off of each.
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,421

    what is the budget? why not add a pressure switch and tank, if there is no good location for a tank they have small ones that can be buried.
     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Ditch the relay, replace with a 60/40 pressure switch and a pressure tank, if the zones are not balanced, call Valveman and get his magic cycle stop doohicky.
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,048

    no tank boys....

    the budget is there but not that kind of budget.
     
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I'm not talking about a reservoir:

    Pressure switch:

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    $20...plus some flexible conduit and wiring. You can probably reuse what was there for the PSR.

    Pressure relief valve (encase the switch fails open):

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    $10.

    20 gallon pressure tank:

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    $200.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,433

    Quick answer is a resounding "No!" - followed by asking them how much money do they want to throw at this.
     
  9. geardriven

    geardriven LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    It would either have to be a pressurized system or the relay would have to be enabled. I think if you put a switch somewhere between the relay and the clock, the clock could not be automated. You'd have to manually flip the switch for the relay once the clock is on. Tell her to either pony up the coin for a remote or go to the clock to manually turn it on.
    I'm not crazy about deadheading a pump so a homeowner can take their sweet azz time to use a hose bib.
    IF there's a way to make it happen....I'm interested. I think it'll be cost inhibitive if a pressure tank is cost inhibitive.
     
  10. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,929

    eBay. RB discontinued their remote.
     

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