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The last 8 posts

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 7:11pm

by valovic

When I did my GPM bucket test at the spigot I got 8 GPM. Rainbird told me it was to low. So I re-tested it in the basment right at the poly pipe off the meter, and I got 30 gpm. The spigot was reduced down to 1/2" where the main line was 1" and there were no elbows or valves to slow it down.
I think it would be important to test it right where you would connect the sprinkler main. I would test it closer to the pump and use the biggest line you have (no reducers)

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:10am

by GatorGuy

Glad to hear it.
Sure will make your design easier.

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 1:51am

by jedisme

I redid the bucket test after finding a fitting I did not snug up very well and instead of using a waterhose I went straight from the spigot. I got better numbers 13.6 GPM. :).

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:29am

by GatorGuy

It's a bit low but not unusual.
Seen a lot of systems designed for 10 gpm.
Be careful with the design and you should be ok.

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 1:39am

by jedisme

I do not have a presure switch ;( ..pump start relayed.

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 4:35pm

by wsommariva

If they end up being solid numbers - I wish I had them.

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 4:07pm

by Wet_Boots

a proper bucket test involves a pump that isn't cycling - make sure yours isn't cycling

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 3:39pm

by jedisme

Minimum GPM?

I recently did a GPM test (bucket test) and only got 9.7 GPM seem low? This is from a well and a new pump, I filled the bucket with a water hose coming from the pump (if it matters). PSI was 45-50.