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New to Irrigation

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by True Harbor, May 19, 2006.

  1. True Harbor

    True Harbor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    can anyone tell me where I can learn the basics about installing sprinkler heads and irrigation in general. I've put a few in but would like to gain more knowledge in it. thanks
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Just call your local sprinkler company...nuff said
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Here's some starting points:


    a qualified designer/installer/maintainer in your local area

    college courses (if offered in your area)

    this forum
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    especially this forum - we offer manifold construction assistance, too!
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    You're getting ahead of yourself Boots. That's only offered in the advanced course. :laugh:
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I thought the advanced course was a discussion on stagnant pressure.
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Naw... That's post graduate work. :laugh:
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    I will post registration info and costs soon. Sign up is limited, so please hurry!!:laugh: :laugh:
  9. LakeCountry

    LakeCountry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I just finished installing a system with 1" pipe from the source all the way to head place ments, finishing off with 1/2" funny pipe connections and RB 5000 heads. I thought I would be shooting for the back forty, but am hardly getting enough pressure to lift the heads half way. Any ideas as to where I could start trouble shooting???

    I have a 1" line from the street, through a meter and to the first manifold, I have 8 zones, max of 6 heads in a zone, min of four. Whether this is good or not, the 4 head zone is only minimally better than the six head zones.

    I also have a backflow preventer right off the source line. I am just perplexed as my neighbors have similar systems or they are running 3/4" and have no problem...
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    What is the static and dynamic pressure of your system LakeCounty.

    What size meter, do you know how many GPM you are using?

    What size nozzles (GPM) in the heads?

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