Water pressure

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by VO Landscape Design, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 366

    I have just reseeded some small areas for a customer. Her water pressure is lousy to say the least. Is there a efficient way to increase it so I can water the two areas. I tried wide open and it won't cover both areas, split the hose but no go that way either.
  2. LilesLawn

    LilesLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Might not be able to increase water pressure, but you can use it the most efficiently by making a custom sprinkler out of 1" PVC and MP Rotor Heads. It will take longer to water, but they use th least amount of water pressure out of any heads I know of.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Increasing pressure happens when you go from large hose down to smaller hose. 1" to 1/2" should increase pressure as it decreases volume.

    That is the basic principle... how it will apply in your case may be meaningless. Low pressure usually means - replace the pump or the point.
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,060

    If it is a well you can turn up the pressure. Take off the cover from the pressure switch, there are directions underneath.

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