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What Kind Of Pipe Is Used For Sprinkler Systems?

In November 17, 2016
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There are a host of benefits to setting up a sprinkler system in your garden. Not only does it take the headache out of having to manually water your garden; but it also lets you delight in a beautifully landscaped garden with lush grass and healthier plants. On top of which, an automated irrigation system saves you water by regulating the amount you water your plants – reducing the risk of over-watering or under-watering certain areas.

Planning your sprinkler system

Planning is essential when installing a new sprinkler system. Start by drawing up a to-scale plan of your garden – including trees, shrubs, ground cover, and lawn as well as any hard surfaces such as patios and driveways. From this diagram you will be able to start plotting where your sprinkler system pipes will go. Remember to take into consideration the flow and water pressure so that the decisions you make about installation of the sprinkler heads, pipes, and valve manifolds returns an optimum capacity.

Select where large area sprinklers will be installed and where small area sprinklers will be installed. A good rule of thumb is to position large area sprinklers 25′ to 40′ apart, and small area sprinklers 8′ to 17′ apart. This way, spray patterns will overlap to improve even water distribution.

Materials 

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (Poly) are two of the most common kinds of pipe employed in sprinkler systems. List your pipe requirements by size and always add a little extra pipe for waste. Especially as, if a PVC pipe is dropped or banged together while being transported, it can shatter into minute pieces. At worst, it may incur a hairline fracture which is not obvious – until it bursts under the pressure of the water it carries.

Precision Irrigation Systems offers design and installation of superior quality, at a fair price. We provide a written guarantee against defects in material and installation for a period of three years. For an economical, effective, and lasting landscape irrigation solution, contact our team by form or phone today for a free quote.

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