New to Irrigation

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DeepMudRancher, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. DeepMudRancher

    DeepMudRancher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    OK guys, im on my first irrigation system, i have never done it before, so im doing it on my yard, i am not going to offer the service to people, i just need water on my yard, and i live on a creek so i can pump out of it....

    I have a 115 amp pump that can be wired up to 220 amp and i am pumping to my front yard which is about 170 feet and the rise is about 15 feet and i have plenty of pressure to cover my front yard with both sprinkler heads running at the same time.

    I need to put a check-valve on the pump so i do not have to prime it every time i start it, i would like to be able to put the timers on it, and let it go.
    If i put a check-valve on the suction side, will i lose any pressure?
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,368

    Check valves have a pressure loss. Not a big one, though.
  3. DeepMudRancher

    DeepMudRancher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Will it be a noticeable loss? I have the sprinklers in the front turned down so they do not soak everything, so i could just turn them up a little bit and it will be back to normal i guess? thanks for the help.
  4. turfnh2oman

    turfnh2oman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Use a foot valve with a swing (not spring) type gate in it. Pressure loss will be minimal and not really noticeable.

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