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Irrigation Manuls

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Guido, May 6, 2001.

  1. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    I'm looking for a good book for a beginner trying to learn about design and construction for (mainly) turf irrigation. I know some basics about construction, but I'd like to expand my knowledge on that and the design aspect of the business.

    Anyone reccomend any good reading?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    GO TO HUNTERS, RAINBIRD OR CENTURY RAIN AID , web sites they have a lot of useful information for what you need.
  3. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Dittos to the web sites. I've been looking for a wind speed switch for my personal irrigation system and I found one on the Hunter site.
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Thanks Guys!

    I also wanted to share a site that I just found with everyuone. REALLY GREAT SITE!!



    Thanks Again, and hope this helps someone else!
  5. CLM1

    CLM1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

  6. smithsonmi

    smithsonmi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    That jessstryker.com is the sme as the link I gave above irrigationtutorials.com. Sorry forgot to say that.

    Thanks for all the input guys!
  8. smithsonmi

    smithsonmi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    That is a fantastic site.

    I do find his pump calculations a bit conservative, but better safe than sorry in that regard. Especially if you want to shower while watering the yard.

    Hardly anyone around here (including the Century Rainaid guys) match the nozzles to the rotor arcs...e.g. a full circle rotor needs to spray 4 times the water a 1/4 circle rotor does since it is covering 4 times the area. Otherwise the watering is not even but the best benefit comes when grouping zones. You can get a lot more heads on a zone if some are 1/2 or 1/4 circle.

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