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Sunday, May 5th 2013, 3:02pm

Author: ejbell

Specific design and products needed for multiple water source hookup

Ok. I'll figure a way to measure the flow and get the back flow preventer spec and inspection requirements from the city. I knew it wouldn't be cheap, but I think I could make the money back in a couple of years if it works. I also like the option of not irrigating with potable water if I have a reasonable alternative. I will also test how consistent the source is by seeing if I can pump it dry and measure how long it takes to recover. Thanks for your feedback. It will take me a while to get bac...

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 9:17am

Author: ejbell

Specific design and products needed for multiple water source hookup

Hi, I have a RainBird ESP-Modular 12-zone system installed by a contractor. It is connected to the city water supply. Also, within 15 feet of the connection between the system and our city water, we have a 5-foot deep concrete lined sump pit in our basement floor. When our house was built, they needed to put 3 feet of gravel under the slab because we are sitting on awful marine clay soil. When we first moved in, we installed a sump pump which pumped continuously, ultimately flooding our down-hil...