New design, how about a discussion?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Nottheyardagain, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Nottheyardagain

    Nottheyardagain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello there almighty professional irrigation installer type people. I am an unworthy DIY homeowner type. I must say after lurking around for a few months that I am using the professional term quite loosely......

    Anyway, I read the sticky for the unworthy types like me and I have decided to help YOU out. I have attached a pdf file of a proposed design from rainbird that should include all of the information you need to have an intelligent, informed discussion to better YOURSELVES. I'm pretty sure all of the parts listed are the cheap models, that I already know. I haven't purchased anything, haven't dug any trenches, haven't electrocuted myself hooking up wires in a muddy trench. I don't want to cause any undue stress or burden anyone with " I did this, but this doesn't work" stuff. How about you professionals (ahem) tell each other how you would do it.

    Honestly, I am kind of looking forward to the trashing I am going to get from Wet Boots:)

    Well, there you go. Let's see your "desire to better the irrigation industry as performed by qualified contractors......" in action.

    Attached Files:

  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,201

    sweet pics..looks good..whats your flow?
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Call a pro, Rainbird would do anything to sell.
  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Start by eliminating the little 6x6 cutout at the upper right near the paved area, and the one with the end strip head... maybe plant trees or shrubs there instead.

    Replace CPF100s with either DVFs or PGAs.
    Swap 1804s for the Sure-Pops and 5004s for the rotors.

    And I don't have much of a clue about poly because this is PVC land.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,172

    The design is a no brainer, any hack could put that in. I see no backflow protection. I don't have my RB catalog, but none of the parts call-outs are familiar, which makes me think they are sending you to the big box store for low-end fittings, which means none of us will be able to do a simple fix should anything wear out. I agree with irritation, call one of us, get the full meal deal with warranty and service. Most of us will not touch that stuff. Mods will tolerate this thread so long until it gets flushed into homeowner forum.
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Yea here too, I don't have much of a problem with poly laterals but poly mains are for pikers. And so are big box store parts.:hammerhead:
  7. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    I was turned off by the over-abundance of sarcasm. Are you mocking me because I have experience in a field you do not?

    That said i have a bunch of beers to drink. Maybe i'll look at the plans later... if there's enough time.

  8. Nottheyardagain

    Nottheyardagain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Sorry, the flow is 15 GPM @ 40 PSI.

    The sarcasm is more aimed at the sticky note than anyone in particular. Sorry to have interrupted your beer consumption. It is the weekend after all.
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,172

    Sarcasm and condescension does not attract much help around here. :hammerhead:
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Save your money and teach your kids how to water with a hose sprinkler.

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