Would you? Have you?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,758

    Sometimes, it isn't drywall. I did one hose bib install where the wall cutting would have been on wood paneling with 50 years of patina.
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    patina = rot
  3. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    I'm sure a guy could cut into the wall, personally, I don't want that responsibility, not that I haven't done it before, leaking water outside, I can handle, leaks inside someone's wall, not terribly interested. But I will suggest it to them.

    Thanks for all your comments,
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,061

    With the correct fitting you can mount a pvb onto that spigot. Then do a bucket test and design accordingly. Have done it before. Wasnt thrilled to do it but it was the only option.
  5. Lordtimothy

    Lordtimothy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I would take off the spigot and plumb out from there for both the irrigation and spigot. Wouldn't look the prettiest but if that is all you have to work with........
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,758

    It's a "frostproof" hose bib, so you're stuck with it. It's a situation like this where the old Toro pressure-and-flow gauge assembly comes in handy.
  7. sgbotsford

    sgbotsford LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Hmm. 75 foot strip beside house. Strip implies narrow. What, 12 feet? 6 feet?

    At 6 feet that's about 500 square feet.

    How about this:

    Y connector at faucet, $30 buck electric hose bib programmable timer. 120 mesh inline filter 1/2" black poly irrigation tubing, T if needed. 1/2 circle microsprayer every 4 feet. quarter sprays by the AC. Fasten down well with geotextile staples. Owner would have to bring timer in in winter, and replace the battery evey spring.
  8. afpettijohns

    afpettijohns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Split the tap, put in a battery operated timer and tunnel under the pave to support the line. With the split the water is still available and costs are minimal to install.

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