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Irrigation from river, finally done... thanks!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ple_1969, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. ple_1969

    ple_1969 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Hello - well after 2 weekends and some evenings it’s finally finished. I'm a homeowner and last year I put a few posts on the site about using a river to supply an irrigation system. I took all the advice I received and designed then build my system. Just wanted to say "thanks" to all that gave me feedback. Boots, really appreciate that tip on the Goulds 1.5 hp jet pump. Its suits my needs perfectly. Getting 18GPM @ 55psi. Here are some pics.






  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,318

    nice and clean, hope you are proud of your work :)
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    Very nice, always good to see a liquid-filled pressure gauge!
  4. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Good work.
  5. jabbo

    jabbo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Man, wish I had a source of water like that...Looks like your homework paid off!!! Good job.:clapping:

    Messages: 18,668

    Very clean professional looking work. I'm impressed. Boots knows his pumps and cheap wine.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,596

    Looks good - I would have had galvanized steel going in and out of the pump, but the PVC should be okay since the pump is going to be cooler out of the sunlight
  8. ple_1969

    ple_1969 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Thanks guys! I took my time and did the best I could. I followed the advice given - used quality parts (no Orbit) double clamped as needed, used a good PVC glue on slip joints and Magaloc on threaded. I have to admit that this was hard work. My hat is off to all of you that do this as your profession.

  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,318

    final clean-up of PVC can be done with acetone soaked rag or painting of exposed PVC, painting will delay UV issues.

    Galvanized or brass into the ground will dissipate heat and add strength when not protected.

    great job though :)
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,596

    So what did you use for the suction tubing?

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