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Help with irrigation pump selection

I want to set up a temporary irrigation system in my yard for this summer and maybe the next. I have a dug well (15-16m deep), and already an 800W submersible pump in it, which will fill up a tank ...
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When to use PVC cap vs plug

I am planning to cap off some sprinkler lines. I found the PVC line that leads there. I was watching some YouTube videos to find out what I needed to do and I see some that use PVC caps with PVC ...
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Fix a distorted irrigation box & cover?

Is it possible to fix an irrigation valve box that has become so distorted the lid will no longer fit? I've already tried stomping on the lid to no avail. The box is an NDS Pro Series. My best ...
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Which kind of tubing is best for permanent above-ground in a cold climate?

I want to set up an irrigation system that runs from a hose outlet on the side of our house. Part of it is going to be permanent and above-ground. We live in Minnesota, so it gets cold in winter and ...
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Why not drill through concrete basement walls?

I live in a climate (Kansas City) that has freezing temperatures a few times each winter, sometimes for several days in a row, and I'm contemplating a project to use my sump pit and air-conditioner ...
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Practical filter for rain barrel used for irrigation

I bought a house with an 250+ gallon rain barrel that is exclusively used to pump water to the lawn and garden irrigation system. No human or other animal consumption, no swimming pool or hot tub, no ...
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My water pressure drops to zero from 80 psi when the irrigation system is turned on and never recovers is my prv going out?

Water pressure is 80 psi at the house bib with nothing running. As soon as I activate the sprinkler system it drops to 2-5 psi and never recovers. At the meter it says only 2.8gpm is flowing. Is my ...
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what breaker amp rating, do I need for a 230 volt 1PH motor 10.9 amp, fed by double pole breaker 115 v each leg?

This is for a lawn irrigation sprinkler system. I am changing out to a new pump and need to verify the amp rating of the double pole breaker I need to use to deliver 115 volts to each leg of the motor....
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What is the black, flexible, line filled with water in my garden that’s deeper and thicker than my drip irrigation line?

I was digging in my front yard (in San Diego, that matters), and I nicked this line, and some water seeped out. It was buried about 10 inches deep. It’s significantly wider than the drip irrigation ...
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Looking for ideas for attaching handles to a low profile planter that serves as cover for an irrigation system manifold

I have an Orbit manifold which I just installed. The pictures you will see below do not show the final state of the whole thing ...this is work in progress. In the pictures below you can see that ...
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Well Pump Startup Triggers Cut-Off

When the well pump for my sprinkler system turns on, it triggers the low-pressure cut-off on the pressure switch, causing the pump to shut down and leaving the system stuck in a low pressure state. ...
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Do quick connects with water stops impact the performance of a sprinkler/irrigation system?

I have just installed a less than usual irrigation system, the design was chosen in order to minimize the digging and still have coverage of the backyard. The area I am irrigating is a L shape with a ...
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What type of 1" electric valve can I use in a line with no pressure? [closed]

I am looking to attach two 1" valves to a drainage line I have coming from my gutter. I would like the option to select which channel the rainwater flows down, using valves. My hurdle right now ...
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Connect 1/2" Polyflex tube to hose bib

I have a length of 1/2" ADS Polyflex tube that I'd like to connect to a hose bib. What adapters do I need to get this job done? This is the tube https://www.homedepot.com/p/Advanced-Drainage-...
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My replacement sprinkler valve model does not line up with the PVC pipe

I found that my above ground replacement sprinkler valve is not a perfect match for the existing pvc pipes. The pvc pipes are 1/4” too close together. I dug down along the pvc pipe to expose the pipe ...
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Stainless steel NPT + Brass NPT = not a perfect fit?

I just completed laying irrigation piping (black poly) and by and large it seems solid. I do however have issues with the take-offs from my house's hose bibs, where I have metal risers going into the ...
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Most reliable fittings for black poly to NPT for underground burial

Context: I'm putting in shallow (14" deep) water lines 500ft from my house to gardening areas where they will supply several hose bibs for take-off points for drip irrigation. I was thinking PEX, ...
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How can I repair older Hunter 12-inch popup sprinklers that have worn out riser splines? They rotate to a different direction each time they run [duplicate]

I have about 3-dozen of these worn out sprinklers and in every case the internal splines that keep the riser from rotating are worn out or stripped. Sprinkler replacement is difficult as they all ...
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Is there any reason I couldn't keep underline irrigation channels always on for an above ground connection to a garden plot?

I have underground irrigation lines to my entire yard. I know I can turn the lines on either manually at the in-ground control boxes or through my electric irrigation controller. My wife and I are ...
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Irrigation valve solenoid sputters then closes

When I trigger the valve through the irrigation controller, I get a small water trickle, then nothing. If I quarter turn the solenoid or use the bleed valve, I get a full flow of water. Here's my ...
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Irrigation well under pressure, why is that?

I am located in Florida. I have an irrigation well and when I open the valve for the pipe that is on the top of the well, the water is under pressure. Pump is mounted on the side and is a surface ...
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Sprinkler system 1st zone just started to recycle when turned on all others work fine

1st zone just started to recycle ... pressure gauge is up and down quickly system is set to 50/30 cutoff. Yes all heads in zone 1 are working and putting out proper sprinkler spray however pump keeps ...
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Why don't my sprinkler heads pop up when all zones are turned on?

Went to turn on my sprinkler system for the second time this year and nothing comes up. Confirmed water is flowing from pump (not sure if rate has changed though). No sprinklers come up, but every ...
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Can I use a 1 inch MIPT X 1 in. Slip PVC Union on a Hunter Anti-siphon valve 1" FPT threaded?

Can I use a 1 inch MIPT X 1 in. Slip PVC Union on a Hunter Anti-siphon valve 1" FPT threaded? I'd like to connect the threaded part of male threaded part of the union to the female outlet of the ...
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Can I set up sprinklers with my Sump Pump?

I have a MEDAS 1/2HP 1850 GPH submersible pump. I want to use it to water my garden. Sprinklers sounds good but I worry if I'll have enough water pressure. I was able to connect the pump to a garden ...
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How to replace a hose bib?

Not sure what these are called or what they are for but we had a freeze a couple years ago and every time now I hook up the hose, water shoots out everywhere. I tried to remove it with no luck. I didn'...
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Anyone know much about the Rainbird sprinkler nozzles, HEVAN, VAN, Q, etc? [duplicate]

Got a setup with sprinklers spaced every 8'. We installed a generator and I need to move sprinklers around to get coverage and prevent sprinklers from spraying the generator. I moved the sprinkler ...
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What irrigation sytem air coupling is this?

There is a pipe connected to irrigation system right after backflow preventer and some sort of pressure control. It has a coupling that was most likely used to winterize the system. What kind of ...
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How to find where to connect compressor to an irrigation system

I have an irrigation system which I need to connect air compressor to. I was told by previous owners that there is an entry somewhere around the area pictured below. I assume it is either in one of ...
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Prevent dripping from rain barrel pump

I’ve recently set up a 50 gallon rain barrel and connected it to a 1/10 hp hose pump to water some nearby planters every morning (see pictures below). When the barrel is close to full, there’s some ...
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What should I use to fix this?

Pipe insulation keeps getting shredded by the weed wacker. I would like to fix the damaged insulation. PVC pipe is 1.5". I was going to buy some 1.5" pipe insulation and PVC tape. Also, ...
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Good way to elevate and secure irrigation anti-siphon valves

My anti-siphon valves need to be 18 inches (half a meter) off the ground, due to local code, the water source and the slope of the yard. There are three valves connected to a horizontal manifold and I ...
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Can I blow air in my irrigation system through a hose bib to winterize it?

I am looking to winterize my irrigation system: I called a professional company last year, and they charged me 100$ for essentially 15 min of work. One of the guys said that this was super easy to do ...
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Replacing a solenoid valve under water?

I have a Rainbird valve right before the backflow preventer. Not sure why they did it this way. Anyway, it is leaking. I think my solenoid valve needs to be replaced. Replacing this doesnt seem so ...
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Plumbing to hose bibs using PVC

Is it acceptable to use PVC pipe (like schedule 40) under the house to plumb from the main water supply to hose bibs that punch through to the exterior? I have an unfinished cellar space, and I'm in ...
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Trying to troubleshoot sprinklers; Zones not turning on

I've got a Rainbird Hunter system that came with the house. It is about 7 years old. The unit has power and turns on but fails to turn on the sprinklers. I have cycled through the various zones by ...
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Can anyone give a valid argument against running sprinkler wire in 1/2" pvc water line? [closed]

Most sprinkler systems directly bury the wire next to the water line. So, this is a big upgrade from that. The main purpose is to protect the wire from being cut if someone digs there. Why not use 1/...
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Well pump reads 125v on each terminal but wont come on

When we bought the house the pump was wired directly to the breaker on a 240v circuit. I went to add an outlet and a sprinkler controller between the two. The picture shows the old vs new set up. The ...
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Looking for a irrigation system leak sensor? Is there such a thing?

I have an Orbit Wifi B-hyve controller and a three zones manifold. I am looking for a way to determine if the water flows through the irrigation system when it should not (ex one of the valves fails ...
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Is it ok to split the hose bib for underground irrigation

I'd like to install an underground irrigation system for 4 zones. There are 6 - 7 sprinkler heads with Hunter MP rotator nozzle per zone. The main poly pipe will be 1" and it runs to the most 1/2&...
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Irrigation PVC pipes broken - how to fix properly?

I have discovered that two of my irrigation system pipes were broken when an internet cable was being installed. They stayed like this for some time, including when the irrigation system was working - ...
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Auto on/off 12v DC timer for garden irrigation [closed]

I have 7 raised garden beds with irrigation setup. Irrigation consists of a 100w solar panel going into a 120w max Controller. This charges 2 12v DC batteries connected in parallel. The batteries are ...
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Rainbird emitters not emitting water

Im adding a drip system to my backyard garden and plants. I’m adding rainbird emitters, both half gallon per hour and one gallon per hour. When I turn on the water though, no water is emitted through ...
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Does Size of Pipe from Water Meter to House Affect Water Pressure?

Our irrigation guy said our builder's plumber installed a 1 1/4" pipe from the water meter to our house. He said he had never seen anything but a 3/4" or 1" pipe run from the water ...
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lawn irrigation valve box filling up with water

I noticed an irrigation control box filling up with water even when the sprinklers and gate valve were off. In order to trace the leak I removed approx 4 inches of dirt to reveal the fittings. I ...
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Is there a benefit of running a 1in pipe off a 3/4 pipe for irrigation

I have a 3/4 in. pex water line coming out of my meter to my house. I would like "T" that line and run a 1 in. pipe (or larger) off it. My question is, will I see an increase in flow in the ...
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Control irrigation pump

I'm converting my irrigation system from a physical timer with physical valves to electronic control with solenoid valves. Previously the pump would turn on automatically by the physical timer, which ...
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Is it possible for a drip irrigation pressure regulator to do its job without dripping or spraying water?

We have high pressure at our house and I'm trying to have a drip irrigation setup with low flow. The pressure regulator has a pretty decent stream of water coming out from the relief hole when the ...
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Why does my irrigation timer leak at the spigot connection?

I've been trying to set up a drip irrigation system in my small backyard. I bought a 3-outlet orbit irrigation timer, and have been trying to get it hooked up to a drip irrigation kit. I already had ...
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Backflow prevention fixture on my sprinkler system has started leaking -- is teflon tape the appropriate fix?

The backflow valve on my irrigation system has developed a minor leak at the threads I am pointing to. It's outside and not super fast, so not super urgent, but I would like to get it fixed eventually....
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