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Sunday, April 9th 2017, 4:07pm

Author: bassadict69

Help me formulate a gameplan...

1" lines throughout each zone, or keep it at 1 1/2" throughout?

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 8:54am

Author: bassadict69

Help me formulate a gameplan...

Another question upon reading further...I had originally planned on one or two valve boxes being buried down by the lake and all the zones coming from there. Am I better off putting each valve in a seperate box closer to the beginning of each zone? I am really having trouble figuring out this part...in case it helps, here is my Rainbird design.

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 8:39am

Author: bassadict69

Help me formulate a gameplan...

First of all, I am in the process of reading the tutorial and my head is spinning even though it seems like it all should be so simple! First, I am planning a DYI install on my large backyard which is around 3/4 acre by itself. I have a 2hp centrifugal pump pulling from a lake and pumping through a 1 1/2" discharge. PSI at my discharge is 48-50 psi and using the bucket test appears to be 23 gpm. Should I stick with 1 1/2" throughout the system and zones? 1 inch? As far as cost, not concerned wit...

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 7:45am

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

Great! Thank you so much for the help! Now, to start gathering parts!

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 7:31pm

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

I am sorry...I thought I covered that but looks like I didn't. I have a 2hp centrifugal pump pulling from the lake through a 2 inch intake plumbing from about 40-50ft out, discharge is a 1 1/2 pvc running to the end of the dock at the bank that I have attached a hose spigot to. To that I am running a series of 3 water hoses and 3 heads. Is there a way to check my pressure at the heads? Pressure at the end of the dock where I am hooking up water hoses is 48-50psi. I am running 3 gear driven heads...

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 9:48am

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

On the previous post of the Rainbird design, 1 large square = 5 ft...on the Orbit, one square is 10ft.

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 9:25am

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" The top row of your keyboard has a Print Screen key, which will take a snapshot of your monitor image, which you then take to your photo editing software. If that presents a roadblock to you, search for Irfanview, a free image-editing program for Windows computers, for which you can find many tutorial pages on its use. I have irfanview but am having trouble figuring out how to open a "new" one to paste the screenshot into...let me do some digging!

Friday, June 17th 2016, 4:23pm

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

I am still waiting on the new Rainbird design, but here is the first they did...I will post the other when I get it. Also, does anyone know how I can post the Orbit design? It is all online and will not save to my computer.

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 7:44pm

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" I think he might mean 4 or 5 heads arranged in a straight line are spanning a 110 foot distance. In terms of head-to-head coverage, Orbit is expecting a 37-foot radius spray as a minimum, and Rainbird is figuring on a 28-foot minimum. Correct! I redrew and resubmitted to Rainbird the exact drawing I gave to Orbit since my Rainbird was done a couple years ago and there were some differences after I took a closer look. I will post them in the next couple of days once I get...

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 7:08am

Author: bassadict69

Differences in design between Rainbird & Orbit

I am in the process of drawing up a DYI irrigation for my backyard and have used both Orbit and Rainbirds design services and they are showing major differences. Rainbird uses quite a few more heads than Orbit. For instance, across the widest part of the yard which is about 110 ft, Rainbird uses 5 heads while Orbit uses only 4. I was hoping both designs would be fairly close but now, not sure what to do!

Friday, May 13th 2016, 8:21pm

Author: bassadict69

I want to hook up a timer to my centrifugal pump...HELP!

(I finally remembered my password) Wouldn't I still have to turn the pump off and on at the breaker box? Hopefully in the next year I can start on the rest of the system, probably one zone at a time so I figure I may as well go with the controller and whatever else is needed.

Monday, October 26th 2015, 5:10am

Author: bassadict69

Best nozzles for flower beds?

Thanks SunCoLawns! I appreciate the help with this! Any suggestions on timers?

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 5:11pm

Author: bassadict69

Best nozzles for flower beds?

That is just it...I have no clue what I need. Two of the beds run along the house and are about 12ft long and maybe 3ft out from the house. The other bed is a round bed around 2-3 trees and is maybe 10-12 ft in diameter. I don't know if I need popups, or overheads or what...that is what I am trying to figure out.

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 6:13pm

Author: bassadict69

Best nozzles for flower beds?

No backflow built in...so, the vacuum breaker is all I would need? Now, from there, what size plumbing to the nozzles? Which nozzles?

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:34am

Author: bassadict69

Best nozzles for flower beds?

I was planning to simply put a Y on the spigot on the side of the house and connect one side of the Y to a line going into the ground and to the beds. I will have to turn on the water at the spigot and open the valve on that side of the Y to water the beds. Is a backflow still needed?

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 6:30am

Author: bassadict69

Best nozzles for flower beds?

I plan on installing a small system in my flower beds by teeing off a water line on the house and running it to all the flower beds in the front of my house. What size lines should I run to the heads? What are the best kind of nozzle for flower beds?

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 9:10am

Author: bassadict69

Is the Rainbird P5R similar to the nozzle on the MaxiPaw?

I am looking for a good reliable nozzle that I can rig up on a water hose type sprinkler base until I can add to the irrigation system to cover this area. This will still be ran by the irrigation pump which is pumping water from the lake. How will this nozzle handle dirty water?

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 4:28pm

Author: bassadict69

Best heads for dirty water?

This is what I am using now, with the filter bag over it... http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Pump-91601-2-Inch-Screen/dp/B000X09HTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438809979&sr=8-1&keywords=lake+screen http://www.amazon.com/Superior-Pump-91602-Filter-Screen/dp/B000HOT0ZU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1438810048&sr=8-4&keywords=91602

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 5:55pm

Author: bassadict69

Best heads for dirty water?

My soon to be irrigation system will be running from a pump which is pulling water from the lake. I currently run a water hose off it to several of the cheapo sprinkler heads from home depot. Every time I turn around, I am having to clean the heads and nozzles to keep them working correctly. Are any of the heads better at handling dirty water than others?