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Remote Pigtails

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Dallas, Texas
As if I don't have enough on my plate I've decided to volunteer on a Dallas Irrigation Assoc. project. We are going to install a sprinkler system for a "smart bed" at the Dallas Arboretum. I'm hoping to post the plan for review. I am looking for suggestions. The Arboretum will not allow drip systems. The rabbits eat them up so this will be all spray.
My suggestions will be:
proper zoning
valves with press reg
sam/prs hds. Prs may not be as critical with press reg valves.
ET based timer
And what I call the Leary rule Heads every 5 feet.

Anybody want to add suggestions?
Hunter microspray? Don't have enough experience and need feedback.
Any other nozzle suggestions?
Can't have any overspray.
Don't even suggest VANS
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
Oh that's right, compliment someone & then ask for advise free. Get the
Genie/Buc ready partner....Rain Master controller w/ weather station (ho ho).
master valve..your favorite valve for zones..1812SAM w/ Weather-Matic brass 5503 on 5' centers...copper risers in center & rear load..#92 sweat adapters, W.M. # 105 f.c. for centers...#92 sweat adapter on rear loads with 100H & 100Q, etc.. f.c on sep. zone, natch.
If liability an issue..All 1812SAMs W/ 5500 series. Pretty!
Plant call out would be helpfull for zoning as would sun/shade.Cheers!:drinkup:
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
We have used 1800 prs/sams & they work good but sometimes not the pressure you need...Netafim makes a neat prv w/interchangable springs,
but if I had the deep pockets...I'd do a regulating valve W.M. 21000 w/PRV
attachment..."dial-a-pressure", beats cranking on that flow control!
 
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Remote Pigtails

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Dallas, Texas
Oh that's right, compliment someone & then ask for advise free. Get the
Genie/Buc ready partner....Rain Master controller w/ weather station (ho ho).
master valve..your favorite valve for zones..1812SAM w/ Weather-Matic brass 5503 on 5' centers...copper risers in center & rear load..#92 sweat adapters, W.M. # 105 f.c. for centers...#92 sweat adapter on rear loads with 100H & 100Q, etc.. f.c on sep. zone, natch.
If liability an issue..All 1812SAMs W/ 5500 series. Pretty!
Plant call out would be helpfull for zoning as would sun/shade.Cheers!:drinkup:
Thanks Mike, maybe i can get WM to donate some of this stuff. I'll post a plan if I can. We meet next Wed.
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
When you talk with Brodie..mite mention the donation is a partial payback
for all the crappy solenoids they had outsourced a few years ago & lots of
contractors ate them. He's welcome to view this post!
 
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