SportTiger1 Southern Fan Stonewall, LA Member since Feb 2007 11169 posts
DIY Sprinkler System?Posted by SportTiger1 on 4/30/14 at 2:24 pm
I'm tired of dragging around 2 hoses and moving my sprinkler heads everyday. So i figured i'd setup a simple undergroud system that hooks up to water spigot.
If anyone of you has every done this, i am looking for a little help.
- I think i'm looking for 7-8 total rotors, so can i run this on just 1 zone? or should i create 2 zones with 4 rotors? - Is there a typical size mainline i should run, and should this be the same size as the line to each rotor? 3/4?
any other considerations i should make before attempting such a thing?
bbvdd Alabama Fan Memphis, TN Member since Jun 2009 13351 posts
re: DIY Sprinkler System?Posted by bbvdd on 4/30/14 at 2:33 pm to Chad504boy
4 heads max per zone.
And if you're planning on burying the lines why do you want to have it hook up to an faucet? Hook it to the main line going to the house so you have enough pressure. Just turn the water off and put a T with a cutoff.
My sprinkler system is 1 in lines if I rememeber right.
I did my own, very extensive system. If you go to Rainbird's website, you can download a sheet and draw in your lawn, give your flow and pressure specs, and they will design it for you for free. Of course it will specify Rainbird components. I'm sure the other sprinkler component companies have the same thing.
Rain Bird used to do free sprinkler system design (spec-ing their products, of course).
They did this for me once on a house in '95. I just sent them a drawing of my yard with dimensions, and the PSI of my water supply.
They sent me a drawing, materials list and instructions. I just followed their steps and it worked like a charm. Just don't say you're in Texas (if you are in Texas)...they won't do it due to some stupid Texas law.