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RE: Install a sprinkler system - on the cheap (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: kudzu9 on 04.08.2012 at 02:47 pm in Plumbing Forum

If you are willing to do the digging, the parts are cheap and easy to connect together. There are plenty of free how-to booklets and online guides available, or you can buy a book at the local big box store for $15 that will show every step. It all depends on how fancy you want to make this. If you don't want an electric timer, it can be as simple as digging the ditches, gluing together the pipe and heads, and connecting it to the hose bib. At the hose bib, you would need to screw on a backflow preventer, and you could either just turn the faucet on when needed, or you could have a battery-powered valve. You don't use Sch 20 pipe: you use Sch 40 or 80, white PVC.

Below is a link to one of the many online guides to installing a sprinkler system. It shows how to do the most complicated kind (with a wired, multi-zoned control system), but you can do it much more simply, as I explained above.

Lastly, I doubt that you need more than one Zone for 4 heads unless you have horribly low water pressure.

Here is a link that might be useful: Installing a sprinkler system


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