Design & Installation

Anatomy Of A Sprinkler System

Anatomy of a sprinkler system

The illustration below is not a typical irrigation layout. It displays the possible essential components that can be implemented in a sprinkler system. The three …

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How To Wire An Irrigation Valve To An Irrigation Controller

Once the valve or valve manifold is installed you are ready to wire each valve. The bundle of wires will need to be run to …

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How To Install An Irrigation Spray Or Rotor

Once you have laid the mainline throughout the yard according to your plans and fitted it with the desired drain valves and risers then you …

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How To Tap Into The Main Water Line

To supply a new sprinkler system, you’ll have to tap into your existing cold-water supply system. If your plan calls for cutting existing pipes, you …

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How To Dig & Run Pipe Under A Driveway Or Sidewalk

Usually, your yard will contain a few items other than the lawn grass you are trying to keep lush and green. These might include driveways …

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Sprinkler System Design Services

RAIN BIRD FREE DESIGN SERVICE Rain Bird has designed this service to give homeowners, like yourself, the advice you need to plan and install the …

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Water-Efficient Residential Systems By Rain Bird

This residential design guide highlights Rain Bird product and technology solutions for a healthy landscape that uses less water. Click here to purchase the Rain …

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Water-Efficient Commercial Systems By Rain Bird

This commercial design guide highlights Rain Bird product and technology solutions for a healthy landscape that uses less water. Click here to purchase Rain Bird …

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Technical Data & Conversion Calculator

Below you will find some helpful charts in PDF format to help you calculate friction loss, pressure loss and precipitation rates. In addition, we have …

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How To Winterize Your System

Winterization is an important part of maintaining a properly running lawn sprinkler system. Where you live plays a big part in which steps you will …

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How To Winterize In Cold Climates

Winterization is an important part of maintaining a properly running lawn sprinkler system. Where you live plays a big part in which steps you will need …

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How To Space Rotors And Sprays

The goal in adding an irrigation system to your yard is to have lush green grass and plants. If you installed a sprinkler system and …

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How To Calculate Precipitation Rate

There are two ways to determine the precipitation rate (the rate at which sprinklers deliver water). The first method is to physicically measure the water …

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The Basic Steps Irrigation Installation Checklist

Gather Required Information Check your local codes and permit requirements Draw Your Property Determine your soil type Determine the diameter of the water supply line …

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How To Determine Your Soil Type

You can tell if your lawn is healthy by the soil you have. Even the most beautifully designed yard can have a lawn that is …

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How To Measure Slope

A landscape with a slope of over 10% will require special planning to avoid unwanted runoff. A way around this is to create flat terraces …

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How To Check Water Pressure

Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch or psi. An average water pressure is around 30-50 psi. The pressure can vary widely from …

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How To Determine What Pipe Size You Need

It is important to use the appropriate size pipe for your flow rate. Using the correct size pipe will help keep friction low which will …

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How To Determine What Pipe You Already Have

The Following Is A Simple Way To Configure Pipe Size. Wrap a piece of string around the fully exposed pipe in question one time. Measure …

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How To Stake Your Property

After you have the irrigation layout complete you are ready to transfer your plan to your yard. You will need stakes or preferably marker flags. …

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How Much Should I Water My Yard

The second most important step to a healthy lawn, following closely behind fertilizing, is watering. Like fertilizing, it is possible to water too much. You …

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