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    Watering & Irrigation Supplies – homedepot.com - September 17, 2019 by admin

    Warm weather brings with it lush lawns and gorgeous gardens, but it also means staying on top of keeping them healthy and hydrated. Be sure to properly care for your outdoor oasis by developing and maintaining a watering and irrigation system that will protect your yard even during the dog days of summer.

    All the Basics & MoreVisit The Home Depot to pick up all of the above ground watering and irrigation supplies that you'll need this season. We make your lawn care easy by offering a wide selection of products for your convenience. Create a customized plant watering system that best fits your yard. Pick up a sprinkler hose and choose from a variety of nozzles and wands.

    Precise Watering is Within ReachYou can also find hose timers and misting systems to ensure that your lawn is watered consistently and on a timely basis. There are even Wi-Fi enabled smart timers that allow you to control your watering schedule, zones and amounts right from your smart device.

    Youll also find an extensive selection of irrigation and drip irrigation systems and supplies at The Home Depot. We carry the basics like PVC irrigation pipe and drainage pipes and accessories, as well as products to make your irrigation process easier. You can also visit homedepot.com for information about how to properly buy and install drip irrigation. Explore our helpful general watering tips and educational tools to help you design a sprinkler system that works best for your unique yard.

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    Connect Sprinkler System to Water Supply – Irrigation - February 4, 2019 by admin

    Where and How to Connect Your Irrigation System to Your Water Supply:

    This page provides some specific rules, tips, and techniques for tapping into a house water supply pipe for a new irrigation system. Where and how you tap into the water supply can be critically important, not just for the proper operation of the irrigation system, but also for the preservation of your sanity!

    The first thing you need to do is to contact your water provider (assuming you have one) and find out if they have any specific requirements on where to tap irrigation systems into the water supply. Most of the time the only requirement they have will be that the irrigation tap needs to be after the water meter, meaning the water needs to go through the meter to reach your irrigation system (so that you pay for the irrigation water!)

    In some places you will be required to install a second water meter for the irrigation water (ie; at the time I am writing this the state of California (USA) is considering a state-wide requirement that all new irrigation systems must have a second, separate water meter that measures only irrigation water. Some local water companies already require separate meters.) If that is the situation the water provider will likely have a very specific place, method, and brand of meter you must use for the irrigation water tap. The location of the tap will depend on what kind of water meter they require, so they will need to help you. They may require that a professional certified by the water provider install the meter.

    Typical Irrigation Water Tap Location: If a separate water meter is not required the general rule-of-thumb is that the irrigation tap is installed someplace on the water supply pipe after any water meters and before the house emergency shut-off valve. That allows the irrigation to still work even if you need to shut off the house water for an emergency. A second emergency shut-off valve is installed on the irrigation system water supply after the tap. I like to install a hose outlet on the house water supply pipe before the house emergency shut-off valve. That way it the house water has to be shut-off in an emergency the homeowner will still have a source of water!

    Warm Climates: A typical warm climate home has a water supply pipe that goes underground from the water source to the house. Typically this pipe is buried about 18 inches deep. At the house the supply pipe comes up out of the ground, makes a right angle, then goes into the house wall. The emergency shut-off valve for the house is almost always located on this above ground section of pipe where it is convenient to get to it. The normal method of installing a irrigation tap is to cut into this supply pipe anyplace between the water meter (if there is one) and the house emergency shut-off valve. The cut and tap may be made into either the below ground part of the pipe or in the section where the pipe is above ground. Whatever is easiest and most convenient for you.

    If the tap is going to be made underground, it may be possible and easier to install a tap by cutting into the water supply pipe and installing a special tee called a compression tee (see How to Use Compression Tees & Couplings.)

    Cold Climates: In cold winter climates the water supply for the house typically goes from the water supply to the house underground, often buried several feet deep to protect it from frost. It typically enters the house through a basement or crawl space below the house floors. A water meter is often installed on the water supply pipe in the basement or crawl space. The irrigation tap has to be after the water meter (if you have one.) Because the water supply pipe is usually buried very deep, most people install the irrigation tap in the basement or crawl space where it is easier to reach. If you are tapping into a water supply in a basement or under a house you may want to hire a plumber to install the tap if you are not experienced at plumbing work. You dont want a flooded basement if you mess it up.

    If the tap is to go outside the house and underground, it may be possible and easier to install a tap by cutting into the water supply pipe and installing a special tee called a compression tee (see How to Use Compression Tees & Couplings.)

    If at all possible do not tap into a pipe or use a stub-out where the water will need to flow through the house to get to the irrigation system (other than through the basement.) In other words, you do not want the water to go through pipes inside the house walls to get to the irrigation system. I see a lot of homes where the builder has provided an irrigation outlet on the back of the house, with the water running through the house to reach it. Most people who utilize one of these outlets regret it! There are a few reasons for this:

    So I recommend that if you need to get water from one side of the house to the other, that you install a new pipe around the house. If you decide to use an outlet on the side of the house, perform a simple test. If there is a hose on the outlet remove it (the hose will restrict the flow.) Wait until late at night and then open up that faucet all the way. Then go inside and see how loud it sounds inside the house. The noise will likely be even louder when the irrigation system is installed.

    I realize sometimes you have no choice but to route the water through the house. If so I suggest you reduce the flow for each valve zone. Lowering the flow reduces the water velocity in the pipes. With a lower velocity, there is much less chance you will have any of these problems occur. Try to keep it under 4 feet/second. (The Pressure Loss Spreadsheets will give you the velocities for various flows and pipes.) You may need to double the number of valves to lower the flow, but it is better than listening to the noise, or worse, having to spend thousands of dollars to replace the pipes in the house walls because they were destroyed by scrubbing!

    Its a good idea to install an emergency isolation or shut-off valve on the irrigation water pipe as close as possible to the point where you tap into the water supply. That way you can easily and quickly shut-down the irrigation system for emergencies or repairs. In areas where it freezes in winter this valve should be protected from freezing. The standard is to use a ball valve for the isolation valve. Inexpensive gate valves have a tendency to fail after just a few uses. This is a good place to spend more money for a quality valve. Nothing is worse than having an emergency and discovering your emergency shut off valve doesnt work!

    You must have a backflow preventer on your irrigation system if it is connected to any water system that is used for drinking water. In some places this includes well water, even if your well is not used for drinking. In most places this is the law, everywhere else its just the smart thing to do. THE IRRIGATION VALVES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO STOP BACKFLOW. This website has a very detailed article on backflow preventers that will help you figure out why, where, and guide you step-by-step in selecting which one to use. See Everything You Need to Know About Backflow Preventers.

    This article is part of the Sprinkler Irrigation Installation Tutorial Series<<< Previous Page ||| Tutorial Index ||| Next Page >>>By using this tutorial you agree to be bound by the conditions and limitations listed on the Terms of Use page.

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    Kingwood Sprinkler | Kingwood Sprinkler Repair | Kingwood … - January 28, 2019 by admin

    We do much more than Sprinkler Systems, Kingwood Sprinkler is also the leader in landscape and outdoor lighting. We have over a decade in professional design and outdoor lighting installation. We offer energy efficient outdoor lighting fixtures to handle both residential and commercial lighting demands. Our design specialists work with each client to ensure their vision comes to light, literally! We can offer expert advice and professional designs that will accentuate beautiful landscapes and pathways allowing you to safely navigate and truly enjoy the outdoors at night.

    Outdoor Lighting is like dressing up for a big event. Its highlights and accents particular features that the business or homeowner wants to draw attention too. Kingwood sprinkler realizes every property is unique, so we pay close attention to the features and what YOU vision. This way we can customize to every last detail for an award-winning look. This is why we are the leading provider of high-quality outdoor lighting. Put your trust in a locally owned and family business that cares about getting your landscape lighting just right. Give your home a makeover and improve security with us today.

    Kingwood Sprinkler services Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, Magnolia, Houston, and many other cities nearby.

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    How to Winterize a Sprinkler System The Family Handyman - November 4, 2018 by admin

    Save big bucks by blowing out the sprinkler system yourself

    Close off both valves on the backflow preventer. Then remove the plug on the blow-out port and screw in a quick-connect hose adapter. Snap on the air hose and connect the other end to the compressor.

    With a basic quick-connect coupling, you can use your air compressor to clear water from your sprinkler system for the winter. Just be aware that even the largest home compressor isnt powerful enough to blow out the entire system at once. But you can probably blow it out zone by zone.

    If youre into number crunching and you have the original irrigation layout showing the gallons per minute (gpm) of each sprinkler head, just divide the total gpm of each zone by 7.5. Thatll give you the cubic feet per minute (cfm) you need to blow it out. Otherwise, just rent a 10-cfm compressor and hose from your local tool rental center.

    Set the compressor air pressure regulator to a maximum of 80 psi for rigid PVC pipe systems, or 50 psi for flexible black polyethylene pipe. Then turn off the water supply and set the system timer to open just one zone. Next, open the manual drain valve at the end of that zone (if equipped). Then, connect the air line to the blow-out port as shown. Connect the other end of the air hose to the compressor and blow out the line. The heads should pop up and spit out water. Disconnect the hose as soon as they run dry. Dont overdo the blowoutwithout water cooling the plastic gears, they can melt in less than a minute. So move on to the next zone and allow the heads to cool. Then go back and blow out each zone a second time.

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    Fixing Sprinkler Systems The Family Handyman - November 4, 2018 by admin

    Overview: Simple system, easy fixes

    An automatic lawn irrigation system is the best way to keep your lawn looking fresh and green. Correctly designed and programmed, itll deliver the right amount of water to your yard no more moving the sprinkler! But like any other sprinklers system, it occasionally breaks down or requires maintenance.

    The good news is you can handle 90 percent of the sprinkler repairs yourself, even without in-depth knowledge of the system. Well show you how to identify and fix the most common problems. Calling in a professional could cost at least $100, even for a simple problem you can fix yourself in 10 minutes.

    Dont be intimidated by the prospect of working on a sprinklers system that involves both plumbing and electricity. The pipes are plastic and much simpler to repair than the plumbing in your house. The electrical lines are low voltage, so theyre not hazardous. You dont need special skills to make the repairs, but youll need a multimeter to diagnose electrical problems for sprinkler repairs.

    The controller sends a signal to the control valves in the control valve box. The valves open, sending water through the underground water line, which causes the sprinkler heads to pop up and spray.

    Dig around the sprinkler head to expose the riser. Unscrew the broken sprinkler head from the riser. Install the new head, turning it tight with your hands.

    Broken sprinkler heads are easy to identify. Simply look for cracked or broken plastic casing on the heads, heads that dont pop up, or water that sprays wildly or not at all. Its common to find the top of the head completely broken off. This typically happens to heads that are set too high and are run over by vehicles or hit by lawn mowers.

    Replacing the head is one of the simplest fixes. Replacement heads are available at home centers and online. Be sure to buy the same type of head that youre replacing.

    To change a broken head, turn off the system and dig a 2-ft.-diameter hole around the head. Using a square shovel, slice the sod into easy-to-remove pieces. Set the sod on a tarp so you can set it back into place at the end of the job.

    Dig down to the riser (the vertical pipe that branches off the main line) which is connected to the sprinkler head. Dig with a light touch to avoid damaging the plastic water line, which is 8 to 12 in. underground.

    Turn the head counterclockwise to remove it from the riser. While the head is off, take care not to spill dirt into the riser. Sprinkler heads are installed only hand-tight, but after being in the ground for several years, they may require the use of wrenches to unscrew. If the head doesnt turn easily, hold the riser with slip joint pliers to keep it from twisting loose from the fittings below.

    Attach the new sprinkler head by placing it on the riser and turning it hand-tight (photo). Dont use Teflon tape or joint compound on the riser threads. Sprinkler heads are factory tested to make sure they work. As a result, theyre often packaged still wet, so dont be surprised to see water in a new head.

    Before filling in the hole and replacing the sod, set the desired sprinkler pattern (see Reset the Spray Pattern, below).

    Caution: Before you start digging to access the underground water lines, electrical wires or spray heads, dial 811 to have your underground utility lines identified and marked.

    Disassemble the sprinkler head by unscrewing the top from the canister. Rinse away soil and debris in a bucket of water.

    Remove the screen basket from the bottom of the head, then clean it with water.

    Adjust the watering range of the sprinkler head before installing it. Place the head in the canister so the nozzle is at the edge of the area to be watered. Make final adjustments with the water running.

    Dirt sometimes gets inside sprinkler heads, causing them to clog up. Clogged heads may rise but fail to spray, not lower after watering, or produce an erratic spray pattern.

    To clean the head, dig it out and remove it from the Riser (Photo above). Take the head apart by holding the bottom of the canister and turning the top of the head counterclockwise. Once its unscrewed, lift it out of the canister (Photo 1).

    Remove the plastic screen basket, which serves as a filter, at the base of the head. If you cant pop the basket out with your fingers, pry it out with a flat-head screwdriver or pull it free with a pliers. Rinse the basket in a bucket of clean water, washing out the debris (Photo 2). Clean the rest of the sprinkler head by rinsing it with water. Replace the head on the riser. If it still doesnt work, replace it with a new head. Note: In areas of the country that experience freezing temperatures, polyethylene (poly) pipe is used for the irrigation water lines. PVC pipe is used in areas that dont freeze.

    Reset the spray pattern

    When putting on a new sprinkler head or using the same head after cleaning, you may need to adjust it to water a specific area. Adjustment methods vary. You can adjust some head types by turning a slot at the top with a screwdriver. Others require a special key that you insert into the head and turn (Photo 3). Some heads also allow you to adjust the spray pattern by turning a tiny screw located next to the nozzle.

    Adjust the heads before installing them, then fine-tune them once theyre in place with the sprinkler running. First, turn the top clockwise until it stops. That nozzle location is the starting point (the head will turn counterclockwise from there). Adjust the head to set the watering rotation anywhere from 40 degrees to 360 degrees counterclockwise from the starting point. Set the head in the canister. Standing behind the head, align the nozzle with the right edge of the area you want to water, such as along a driveway. Tighten the head in the canister. Carefully backfill the hole and replace the sod.

    Turn on the sprinklers system at the controller. Allow the head to make a few rotations, then make additional adjustments while the system is running for sprinklers repair.

    Check the valves on the backflow device to make sure theyre open. Turn the valve on the horizontal pipe first, then the vertical pipe valve.

    Low water pressure will result in the sprinkler heads barely shooting water. In extreme cases, many of the heads wont even pop up. Start with the easiest solution. Make sure the valves at the backflow device are fully open. The backflow device is located above ground, with the valve at least 12 in. above the highest sprinkler head in the yard. Most backflow devices have a valve on the horizontal and vertical pipes. Turn the valves to their open positions as shown. The valve is open when the handle is parallel with the pipe.

    Cut out the damaged section of line and replace it with a slip coupling. Secure the coupling with band clamps.

    A slip coupling easily expands and contracts to replace a damaged section of line.

    Then check for leaks in the water line. Look for a series of sprinkler heads that arent watering properly. The water line problem is always located between the last working head and the first nonworking head.

    Look for signs of leaking water, such as water bubbling up from the soil when the sprinklers system are running, a depression in the ground, or a very wet area. If you find running water, follow the water to the highest point to find the source.

    Once you locate the approximate leak site, dig straight down to the water line. Then enlarge the hole along the line, following the flow of the leaking water until you find the break or crack. Before making the repair, make sure the system is turned off at the controller.

    Use a slip coupling to repair the leak. This special coupling contracts to make insertion easy. Find these couplings and other repair parts at irrigation supply stores.

    To fix the leak, use a hacksaw to cut out a 4-in. section of line at the leak. Place a clamp on one of the line ends, insert the coupling, then tighten the clamp.

    Place a clamp on the second pipe end, expand the coupling while inserting the nipple into the pipe, then tighten the clamp. Backfill the hole with dirt and replace the sod.

    Tree roots can grow around a pipe and squeeze it closed after several years.

    Cut out the damaged section of line. Replace it with a new section of line, making connections with standard couplings and band clamps.

    If you cant locate a leak, the water line may be crushed or obstructed. Sometimes, roots wrap around the line and squeeze it closed over the course of several years (photo 1). Or vehicles may have compressed the soil and collapsed the line. These problems are harder to find and often require a lot of digging. Again, look for the problem after the last working head. Dig along the water line until you find the damaged section. If the line runs near a tree, start your digging there.

    Once you locate the damaged section, cut it out with a hacksaw. If the line was damaged by tree roots, reroute the line by digging a new trench away from the tree.

    Cut a new section of pipe to replace the damaged one. Then replace the section of pipe, connecting it at each end with regular couplings and band clamps (photo 2).

    Check the voltage to the nonworking zone using a multimeter. Touch the leads to the common terminal and zone terminal. If the voltage is too low, replace the controller.

    Your watering system is divided into a series of zones. Each zone has an electrically activated valve that controls the heads for a designated area.

    Generally, if you have a zone thats not turning on, you have an electrical problem. To solve the problem, make sure the zone wires are firmly attached to the terminals in the controller, the transformer is plugged in, and the circuit breaker at the main panel is on.

    Next, test for voltage to the nonworking zone, using a multimeter (at home centers and hardware stores). Turn on the nonworking zone at the controller. Turn the multimeter dial to voltage and place one lead on the common terminal (marked c or com). Place the other lead on the terminal of the zone thats not working (photo left). It doesnt matter which lead goes to which terminal.

    Refer to your owners manual to see whether the voltage reading falls within the required range (usually 24 to 28 volts). If it doesnt, the controller needs to be replaced. (If you dont get any voltage reading, see Check Fuse and Transformer, below.)

    Fortunately, controllers rarely go bad unless struck by lightning. New ones start at $175 and can cost upward of $400. Replace a damaged controller with the same brand and model as you currently have. To replace it, label each wire thats connected to the controller with a piece of tape. Unhook the wires, then attach them to the new controller in the same sequence.

    Test the transformer voltage by placing the multimeter leads on the transformer terminals marked 24 vac with the transformer plugged in. If the reading is less than 22, replace the transformer.

    If no zones will turn on, first turn the controller to the manual setting to see if the system will run. And if it turns on manually, the controller is good but the rain sensor may be stopping the automatic programmed watering, which is what its designed to do.

    Rain sensors conserve water by preventing the system from running when the ground is already saturated and doesnt need additional watering. Some states require rain sensors on all new systems. (Your rain sensor is bad if the system runs when the ground is already wet.)

    If the system doesnt run in the manual position, check the controller for power. If it has a fuse, make sure its not blown. Or, if it has a circuit breaker reset button, press the button, then try the system again. If the system is plugged into a GFCI receptacle, press the GFCI reset button.

    If it still doesnt turn on, make sure the outlet that the power transformer is plugged into is working by plugging in a power tool. And if its working, plug the transformer back in, turn the system off and test the transformer for voltage. Using a multimeter, place a lead on each of the two transformer terminals. It doesnt matter which lead goes to which terminal.

    The transformer terminals are marked 24 vac. A 24-voltage transformer should normally test between 24 and 28 volts. If the voltage falls below the manufacturers range, replace the transformer. Simply unscrew the terminals that hold the two transformer wires in the controller and remove the transformer (photo). Insert the wires on the new transformer through the designated opening in the controller. Attach the wires to the controller terminals marked 24 vac by placing the wire ends under the screws, then tightening them.

    Disconnect the wires and unscrew the defective solenoid from the control valve. Insert a new one and turn it until its finger-tight.

    Connect the two wires on the new solenoid to the common wire and a field wire, using waterproof connectors.

    Special connectors are filled with silicone to make the connections waterproof.

    If the controller, fuse and transformer check out OK, test the resistance ohms between the common terminal and the nonworking zone. Turn off the system, turn the multimeter to test for ohms (the omega symbol), and place the leads on the common terminal and zone terminal, just as you did to test for voltage.

    Compare the ohms reading with the range listed in your owners manual (usually 20 to 60 ohms). If the ohms fall below the required amount, the switch (solenoid) that operates the control valve for that zone is defective and needs to be replaced. The defective solenoid will be connected to the same color wire as the zone wire at the controller. (If the reading is too high, see Repair Damaged Wires below.)

    Control valves are typically grouped with three to six valves in one box (Photo 1). The boxes are located in the ground with a cover that simply lifts off. They can be located anywhere in the yard but are usually close to the main water supply.

    Although valves themselves rarely need to be replaced, solenoids do occasionally fail. Replacing them is quick and easy. Be sure the controller is in the off position (you dont need to shut off the power) and the water valves on the backflow device are turned off. Inside the control valve box, remove the wire connectors and disconnect the two wires on the defective solenoid from the common and field wires. Turn the solenoid counterclockwise to unscrew it from the valve (Photo 1). Water will slowly seep out of the valve opening, even with the water turned off.

    Place a new solenoid in the valve and turn it until its finger-tight. Twist the ends of the new solenoid wires onto the same common and field wires that the old solenoid was attached to (Photo 2). It doesnt matter which solenoid wire goes to the common and which one goes to the field wire. Twist a new waterproof wire connector over each connection (Photo 2). To make waterproof connections, use a silicone-filled direct bury connector (Photo 2A), available at home centers.

    Repair damaged wires If the ohms reading between the common terminal and nonworking zone terminal is too high (its sometimes an infinity reading), the problem is a severed or bad wire to the control valve. If only one zone isnt working, the field wire is damaged. If none of the zones in a control valve box is working, the common wire is damaged, although the field wires could also be bad.

    To find a bad wire, bypass each in turn by temporarily substituting a 14-gauge wire for the original that you run above ground. Make the wire connections with the controller turned off. Then turn the controller back on. Test the field wire first. If the zone turns on, the old field wire is bad. Replace it with an 18-gauge wire rated for underground burial. Bury the wire at least 8 in. underground. Follow the same procedure to test the common wire.

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    How to Repair a Leaking Sprinkler System | This Old House - November 4, 2018 by admin

    In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to repair a leaky sprinkler system.

    Steps:

    1 Shut off the water to the sprinkler system.2 Remove lid from valve box and clean out mud from inside of box with hand trowel.3 Pack valve box with dry rags to absorb water.4 Twist out the low-voltage solenoid valve, then wait for excess water to drain out.5 Unscrew the bonnet from the top of the valve using a Phillips screwdriver.6 Remove the spring and diaphragm gasket from under the bonnet.7 Install a new valve diaphragm onto the valve.8 Set spring on diaphragm, place bonnet on top.9 Put steel ring on top of bonnet, then screw down the bonnet, alternately tightening the screws.10 Replace the solenoid, and make the wire connections with waterproof wire connectors.11 Pull rags from valve box and fill box with clean stone.12 Turn on the water to the sprinkler system and check for leaks.

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    4 Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems – Fireline - September 6, 2018 by admin

    December 30, 2014

    It is best to have protection in commercial buildings in case of fire or smoke. Installing a sprinkler system is a good preventative measure to take. There are various types of fire sprinklers and below are descriptions of these so you know which one is best suited for your commercial building.

    Pre-action

    Pre-action fire sprinkler systems are filled with air and water is allowed to pass through when the smoke alarm or detector goes off. This type of system requires two triggers to start water flow. It helps greatly that the pre-action fire sprinkler can be set to prevent water from spouting in case of a false alarm or a mechanical failure. The pre-action system is good for use in places where the sprinklers are only necessary when there is an actual fire so other items in the building do not get water damage from an accidental sprinkling. Such buildings include libraries and data centers. These places contain items of high value like electronics and goods damageable by water such as books

    Dry Pipe

    Dry pipe sprinklers are similar to pre-action systems as they use pressurized air in the pipe which exits before water escapes. This causes a minute delay in water discharge but is ideal for buildings with low temperatures so the pipes do not freeze. These fire sprinkler systems have a fast opening tool to get rid of the air and speed up the flow of water. Warehouses located in the north are a good example of what buildings should use dry pipe sprinklers.

    Wet Pipe

    Wet pipe fire sprinklers constantly have water in them. This allows for a quick reaction to a fire and is the most common type of sprinkler installed in buildings. A type of building that uses the wet pipe system is a high-rise or office building with a few floors. This fire sprinkler system is cost efficient and low maintenance.

    Deluge

    These types of fire sprinkler systems also need a smoke or heat detector like the pre-action system. A deluge system has open nozzles that can be used when a hazard is present. When flammable liquids are spread across a floor, deluge fire sprinklers are good to have. In that case, buildings such as industrial parks and buildings with many tanks have deluge fire sprinkler systems installed.

    AtFireline, we offer an array of fire sprinkler systems and fire detection systems to keep your business safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep you safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

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    How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers – This Old House – YouTube - September 6, 2018 by admin

    This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to water your lawn and gardenautomatically. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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    Shopping for How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers: - 1-inch-diameter polyethylene pipe and assorted fittings, for delivering water to the system- 3/8-inch-diameter flexible pipe, connects polyethylene pipe to sprinkler spray heads- pop-up sprinkler spray heads, used to disperse water onto lawn- hose clamps,"] for securing fittings to hose- battery-powered timer, automatically turns sprinkler system on and off- 5-gallon bucket, used to determine how many gallons per minute of water comes from hose bib.- wire flags, for pinpointing sprinkler head placement

    Tools for How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers: - pointed shovel, for digging trench for water-supply pipe- propane torch, used to heat pipe ends- pipe cutters, for cutting polyethylene pipe- crimping pliers, for crimping hose clamps onto pipe

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    Irrigation Tutorials | You’ve found the web’s mother lode … - September 6, 2018 by admin

    You've just found the web's mother lode of free irrigation information! Best of all, it's all FREE! I hope you find the information here useful.

    Regards,Jess Stryker Landscape Architect (California #2743)Primary Author of IrrigationTutorials.com

    Designing a New Irrigation System.Saving Water & Irrigation System Operation.Repairs and Fixing Irrigation Problems.Reviews of Irrigation Products.Is your question not answered here?

    How to design a sprinkler irrigation system for both do-it-yourselfers and landscape professionals. This in-depth tutorial shows you step-by-step how to design a professional quality lawn sprinkler irrigation system. This is a complete course in sprinkler irrigation design and is used as the text for many college irrigation courses. It is also simple enough for the average homeowner/do-it-yourselfer to follow.How to design a sprinkler irrigation system.

    How to design a simple drip irrigation system for your yard. Drip irrigation is the most efficient, easiest to design, most forgiving, and easiest to install type of permanent irrigation system. A typical 10 year old can handle this project! Drip irrigation is usually the best choice for watering shrub beds and groundcovers.How to design a drip, trickle, Xerigation, or other low-flow irrigation system.

    How to install your new sprinkler system, lawn sprinklers, or drip irrigation system. This tutorial shows you how to prepare an accurate list of materials (a "take-off"). Includes blank forms for you to print and use, checklists, descriptions of various pipe system parts, installation details, even tips on how to "talk irrigation" so you sound like a pro! Lots of tips that will save you time and money.How to install a sprinkler or drip irrigation system.

    Your irrigation system should probably have a filter on it. The tiny particles found in even the cleanest water sources are the #1 cause of irrigation system breakdowns. You would never notice these tiny particles when drinking the water. A filter will pay for itself over and over in savings on irrigation repairs. This tutorial covers the various types of filters, how they work, and best of all, how to select the right filter for YOUR lawn irrigation system!How to select the best filter for your sprinkler or drip irrigation system.

    How to select the best pump, step-by-step. If you need to pump irrigation water from a well, stream, or pond, this tutorial is for you! Pumps, wells, and electrical controls are covered. Learn how much water your pump will provide. Did you know that most so-called "irrigation pumps" will not work with an irrigation system? This tutorial helps explain several industry labeling and naming standards that are misleading for the average end-user.How to select the correct pump type, size, and horsepower.

    Tips on how to tell the difference between a good quality spray-type sprinkler and a poor quality lawn irrigation sprinkler.Guide to sprinkler head selection for watering small areas.

    Tips on how to tell the difference between a good quality rotor-type sprinkler and a poor quality sprinkler.Guide to sprinkler head selection for watering large areas.

    Smart Controllers do almost all the irrigation scheduling work for you. There are lots of types and styles, read all about the various features of Smart Controllers here.Selecting the best smart irrigation controller.

    One of the most common questions I get from readers is "How can I get more water for my system design?" This detailed tutorial will explain your options for obtaining a larger water flow, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.Not enough water? Here's what to do about it!

    What are "master valves" and should you use one on your irrigation system? This tutorial explains the advantages and disadvantages of master valves and how to use one.Pros and cons of master valves for irrigation systems.

    Tips for designing an irrigation system for a windy location. Even a gentle ocean breeze can cause problems for a landscape sprinkler system if not considered in the design.How to irrigate in high wind areas.

    Irrigation next to buildings built on expansive soils may cause very costly damage to buildings. If your soil cracks when it dries out it is likely expansive. Protect the value of your home! This tutorial gives detailed suggestions for designing irrigation systems for use in areas with expansive soils.Irrigation on expansive clay soils.

    If you have more than 1 foot of elevation change in the area you are going to irrigate you need to read this tutorial. It will save you a lot of water, money and time.Sprinklers that spit air and water drainage from sprinklers.

    A list of terms and definitions used in the irrigation industry, with a lot of bad humor thrown in! The folks who named a lot of this stuff were a bunch of dirty old men. (OK, it's really not that bad, you get a lot worse stuff on TV during prime time.)Irrigation Glossary.

    Here you'll find formulas related to irrigation design as well as metric conversions and other helpful conversions. Snore. But when you need them, you need them.Irrigation related formulas.

    Sample detail drawings show some possible ways of putting your irrigation components together.Irrigation Detail Sketches.

    A collection of spreadsheets for calculating pressure loss.Spreadsheets for Pressure or Friction Loss in Pipes and Tubes

    A list of things you can do to make your irrigation system use less water. Includes instructions on how to do each item. The costs of these improvements range from free to very expensive. Over 25 tips and tricks, as well as suggestions on how to avoid getting "ripped off" by some of the water conservation scams floating around.Tips for irrigation water conservation.

    How to schedule irrigation system cycles to promote healthier plants and save water. Your irrigation system can be a great water saver. It can also waste water, cause disease in your lawn and shrubs, and increase greatly the amount of fertilizer you need to use. Learn how to operate it the correct way.How to schedule landscape irrigation.

    How to prepare your irrigation system for winter and restart it in the spring. Without proper preparation your irrigation system can be badly damaged by freezing temperatures! This tutorials covers several methods of preparing your irrigation system for the winter, including drain valves and pressurized blow out. This is very important in areas where it freezes in winter.How to prepare a sprinkler and/or drip irrigation system for freezing weather.

    Just like a car, your irrigation system needs a periodic tune-up to keep it safe, in good repair, and operating efficiently. A once a year is suggested. This tutorial teaches you step-by-step how to do a irrigation system tune-up.How to fine-tune your Sprinkler System.

    Things that go Bump in the Night. This tutorial addresses the various causes of noise in irrigation systems and household plumbing, along with methods to cure the problem. Water hammer and air in the pipes can make terrible sounds. They also can cause long term damage to your plumbing that is very expensive to repair!How to deal with water hammer and air in pipes.

    This tutorial tells you the proper way to connect plastic pipes to metal pipes. Its just as easy to do it right as to do it wrong, but if you do it wrong you will very greatly increase the possibility of a leak or pipe break developing.How to connect plastic pipe to metal pipe.

    How to build a very simple testing device to turn on electric irrigation valves. If you can put on a pair of jeans you already have the necessary skills to build this tester. You can buy the parts at almost any convenience store. It takes about 2 minutes to make it.How to make a simple electric valve activator.

    Is one of your valves making a buzzing noise? This tutorial tells you step-by-step how to repair it.How to fix a buzzing valve solenoid.

    If your electric irrigation system valve is leaking, not opening, or not closing as it should, this tutorial will tell you step-by-step how to repair it.How to repair a sprinkler or drip irrigation system solenoid valve.

    Are the pop-up sprinkler heads on your lawn sprinkler system not raising up all the way when the valve is turned on? This tutorial will tell you step-by-step how to fix the problem.How to fix sprinkler heads that do not completely pop-up.

    Does water leak from the sprinkler heads even when the valve is closed? Do your sprinklers spit, spurt water, and hiss air every time the sprinkler system is turned on? This tutorial explains why they do this and then tells you how to fix it.How to stop low head drainage & stop sprinklers from spitting air.

    A small water supply pipe can restrict flow to the house and sprinkler system. This FAQ examines the benefits of a larger pipe and explains how to replace the existing pipe if desired.How to replace your house water supply pipe.

    Sample detail drawings show some possible ways of putting your irrigation components together.Irrigation Component Sketches.

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    1. Choose native plants, which have had centuries to adapt to swings in environmental conditions.

    2. Prioritize watering if resources are scarce or conservation is your goal. First soak newly planted lawns, shrubs, trees and perennials stressed by transplanting; then quench annuals, including vegetables and ornamental plants that need water to continue producing; and lastly sprinkle turf that can safely go dormant.

    3. Water early in the morning to help plants withstand the heat of the day. Watering later can mean losing a lot to evaporation. Nighttime watering may contribute to fungus diseases. Be sure to check with your local municipality, as some areas may mandate residents water only during designated times on specified days.

    4. Use drip irrigation or sweating hoses to water garden beds, trees and shrubs. These methods put the water at the root zone where it's needed.

    5. Use a rain gauge or straight-edged container, such as a tuna can, to monitor sprinkler watering. Stop the sprinkler when the can collects the desired level.

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