I must agree that us Florida irrigators have a lot to learn...was referred to this system last week-customer has city water-15gpm and 3 zones had been piped w/ 1/2". 2 zones actually worked ok, but the one going through the front yard and out to a 48x9 swale was really bad. The nozzles used were close to 18gpm. Plus the swale area had a single row of 15' 1/2 heads. Needless to say, this was a very dry area. I replaced the index valve and repiped all the 1/2" coming out of it and then completely repiped the swale zone and used 10' fixed sprays (triangular) along the 48x9. (3) F heads were needed along a 12x35 strip before the swale. Those had previously been 15' F's. I used 12'. I thought the customer was gonna cry when I finished-he was so happy to see the heads actually throwing water. I explained that the 2 ends might suffer a little in dry times, but that the rest of the area would be much better. I was very happy to finally get a day and do some "fun" irrigation work. As one of my customers put it, I've "been busier than a 1 legged farmer" lately. Remember, I am a "lawn girl" who wants to be an irrigator-so I mow grass most of the day and work on irrigation when I'm finished. I hope as I gain more experience that will change...I really don't like mowing. My days have been long 11-12 hours 6 days a week-Sunday is usually spent sleeping off & on between household chores. But I'm betting some day in the not so distant future, all this hard work will pay off and I will be able to park my mowers and just load my shovel for the day... Sorry for the rambling, but I'm a girl and we do that from time to time. Besides, I don't post much, so I gotta make up for that. I'm here on LS every morning and night, but usually just too tired to say anything.