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maximus20895

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Posts: 36

Location: Knoxville, TN

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Sunday, October 4th 2015, 8:24pm

Help with Head Placement.

Hello,

I have been reading tons of threads on here as well as irrigation tutorials. I have been trying to add heads myself, but I am just getting frustrated. This is much harder than I thought. On the right side, it seems that there are some places that only get watered by one head (marked with an X).

I think that the front mini yard is okay, but I just want to make sure. As for the back and the left side yard I have no idea. I don't know what to do in that tiny area, and the backyard, since it's not a rectangle is kinda confusing.Can someone help me out?

Thanks!


Wet_Boots

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Posts: 5,287

Location: Metro NYC

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Sunday, October 4th 2015, 9:17pm

The front yard works chiefly because you placed a head in each corner. You should consider doing the same in the other lawn areas, just to get you started on a different line of thinking. While they do make tiny spray nozzles to cover a 5-foot radius, you could also use drip irrigation for the tiny areas.

maximus20895

Active Member

Posts: 36

Location: Knoxville, TN

3

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 9:37pm

Thanks! I haven't looked much into drip irrigation so I will do that tonight!

What about the right side, some of the sections are only being covered by one head (is that bad)?

I also split the backyard up into two squares, but I still have two tiny sections right below it that I need some help with.

I really appreciate it!


Wet_Boots

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Posts: 5,287

Location: Metro NYC

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Monday, October 5th 2015, 7:28am

Look for more and better corners. Think of it, the backyard especially, like one of those "how many squares" puzzles done with matchsticks.

maximus20895

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Posts: 36

Location: Knoxville, TN

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Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:17pm

Alright, this is what I came up with. The colored box on the left side is the AC; backyard is non-watered area; right side is trash can. The lines on the left side are side strips and left/right strips.

Please let me know how I can improve. I worked harder than I should have doing this. I guess I am just anal about not putting more heads in and being as efficient as possible.

Thanks again! :)






Wet_Boots

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Posts: 5,287

Location: Metro NYC

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Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:36am

Why not submit your blank diagram to Rainbird.com and see what they suggest for a design?

maximus20895

Active Member

Posts: 36

Location: Knoxville, TN

7

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 1:06pm

Thanks!

I sent it yesterday and I will report back to what they say!

maximus20895

Active Member

Posts: 36

Location: Knoxville, TN

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Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 8:38pm

I had someone come out today and give me a quote. He quoted $5,000 for 14 sprays and 28 rotaries (all rainbird) with 6 Irritrol valves. I thought that was quite a bit. I looked at SprinklerWarehouse and I could get everything minus the PVC for around $600. How much does labor cost!

Evergreen Sprinkler

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Posts: 29

Location: Boise, Idaho

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Thursday, October 15th 2015, 12:42pm

The contractors around here usually double to triple the cost of materials for a labor cost.

maximus20895

Active Member

Posts: 36

Location: Knoxville, TN

10

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 1:07pm

This guy must really like his employees. Everything minus the PVC and fittings is around $600 or so..


BTW: Fix your URL so it works properly :P

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