Sprinkler System

How to Install Sprinkler System

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A subterranean watering system is basically a great way to keep your landscape healthy and prevent wasting of water.

Kinds of Systems

The water pressure in the plumbing systems of your home is not powerful enough to water your entire landscape simultaneously. The work-around is to split the system into smaller units, every unit has its own electronic control valve that functions properly to how you arrange it.

The PVC pipe that is attached to the primary water source comprises your water system. As a matter of fact, the pressure forces the water to the riser and then, out to the sprinkler. You can basically have the water sprayed at all angles, depending upon your unique necessities. In addition to that, you also have the option to choose either pop-up heads that rise only when they’re in use or rotary heads that are permanently above the ground.

Planning a Sprinkler System

  1. Do not start a task without having the knowledge of the local codes as well as received the right permits. Furthermore, blue print your project, accounting for the spot of every structure, flower bed, shrub, tree, and paves area. Know the spot of underground powerlines and gas so that you do not cause big damage to your system.
  2. Measure the rate of water flow and the water pressure for your watering system. You generally require a minimum level of water pressure of 20 psi.
  3. Know the water flow rate by putting a gallon bucket under the spigot and then, fill it. Split the length of time needed to achieve the gallon mark to equate the water gallons every minute.
  4. Know where you like to place the spray heads. Know also the space between sprinklers by factoring the distance of spraying by 1.4.
  5. The final method of planning a sprinkler system is to cut your system into small subsections. Perform according to the output details given by the manufacturer.
  6. Most manufacturers suggest PVC pipe that has a size of a 3/4 inch for systems which have an entire length of not more than a hundred feet. If the length is more than one hundred feet, that is the time you use 1-icnh PVC pipe.

Sprinkler System Installation

Prior to the installation of sprinkler system, you should create a manifold that comprises a set of valves connected to pipe which regulates the water flow through the sprinkler system.

Once you already have the manifold attached, you should dig down v-ditches which are at least 3/4 feet deep. When you arrive to the concrete surface, work around by spraying water using a galvanized pipe attached to the garden hose to remove the soil. Once you have already removed the soil, tape the end portion of the water pipe in order to avoid clogging of the pipe and run it under the surface.

Attach the sprinkler system to the primary water system by building a tee on the primary water line between the house and the meter, or the water meter in front of the hose. If you think this is not something that you’re not capable of doing, then it’s best that you hire a professional Sprinkler Head repair service provider.

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