You are not logged in.

Reply

Dear visitor, welcome to SPRINKLER TALK FORUM - You Got Questions, We've Got Answers. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains how this page works. You must be registered before you can use all the page's features. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.

Attention: The last reply to this post was 870 days ago. The thread may already be out of date. Please consider creating a new thread.

Message information
Message
Settings
Automatically converts internet addresses into links by adding [url] and [/url] around them.
Smiley code in your message such as :) is automatically displayed as image.
You can use BBCode to format your message, if this option is enabled.
Security measure

Please enter the letters that are shown in the picture below (without spaces, and upper or lower case can be used).

The last 3 posts

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 7:15am

by misterfozz

Thanks for the feedback.If I go with sprinklers t'm thinking the the MPR spray heads would do me best due to the small 6'6" distance of the slope. I have Rain Bird throughout my system but is Toro or Hunter a better MPR unit. In my design planning I was going to use a 30 PSI relief valve. Is that a problem with the MPR?

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 9:00am

by hi.todd

I would not do drip on a large area. I would use spray heads. I would also run the zones perpendicular to the slope. have your heads run horizontally on the slope not the full length of the slope. good luck.

Monday, November 28th 2011, 9:46am

by misterfozz

What irrigation is best for a small slope

I would like some help on irrigating my sloped hill. I currently am running a rain bird irrigation system. The following is the criteria that I have:

Rain bird ESP controller with 6 valves
Avg 40 #PSI
10 gal per min flow.
Slope is 6’6” with a 2’1” drop, soil is silty clay and length of run is 80’.
My landscape plan will incorporate shrubs, ground cover,and possibly some flower beds.

Some opinions state to run a ½” emitter tubing with a minimal of 18” spacing of the emitters. Others have noted a solid ½” tubing with emitters strategically placed near the plantings. Lastly I have read of running 3/4" or 1" pvc pipe the length of the slope and have mufti-emitter manifolds on risers with ¼” tubing distributing water to the plants. On the other hand it has been noted that 1/4” is not the way to go due to problems.

I have thought about upgrading the controller to the ESP-SMT to give me more control of the timing of water distribution on the slope.

Questions: What is the best way to build the drip system or there a better way? Should I scratch the
drip system idea and go with a sprinkler setup? What valve, pressure relief valve, and filter is best?

Any help would be grateful.