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Monday, October 26th 2015, 9:09pm

Author: maximus20895

Main water shut-off valve has hole in the side

Thanks for the detailed explanation and picture. That helps alot! Looks like a stop and waste valve: I'm not a plumber by any means (I'm in IT), so here is the definition of a stop and waste valve: A type of plug valve that when in a closed position drains the piping above or beyond it. When the valve is turned a quarter turn to shut it off, a small port or hole in the valve body is uncovered. Permitting water above the valve to drain out, preventing a freeze up in cold weather. Stop-and-waste v...

Monday, October 26th 2015, 7:35pm

Author: maximus20895

Only 5 GPM?

Yes, I did! Rainbird Design Thread! Post 19. It took about 8 business days from when I faxed it!

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 2:24pm

Author: maximus20895

HELP NEEDED FOR WINTERIZING MY SPRINKLER SYSTEM!

Where are you located? If in the U.S. I am pretty sure it is the law to have a backflow. The backflow should be between the sprinkler shutoff valve and your first irrigation valve. Turning on the sprinklers until the water stop coming out of them is not enough to get the water out of the system. The system will need to be blown out.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:59pm

Author: maximus20895

HELP NEEDED FOR WINTERIZING MY SPRINKLER SYSTEM!

Do you have an air compressor to push the rest of the water out of the lines? Where is your backflow device?

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:42pm

Author: maximus20895

Help with Head Placement.

Yes, I was concerned about that corner. It's not exactly like that, but close. I was planning on using rotaries which would mean that no zone will be above ~6 GPM I believe. I think that should be good for my piping which is a 5/8 X 3/4 meter to 3/4 copper. I'll use an inch PVC for mainlines and laterals. Thanks for your help! I still have some other minor things before I pull the trigger. It may even be next year when I do since it's starting to get cold

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 8:06pm

Author: maximus20895

Help with Head Placement.

Finally got my Rainbird design. What do you think? Anything you would change? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 12:11am

Author: maximus20895

What about the Water Behind the Backflow?

Okay, I updated it! Sorry for the confusion!

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 8:54pm

Author: maximus20895

What about the Water Behind the Backflow?

I am sorry, I think there is some confusion so let me clear things up. 1) I live in Knoxville, TN and do not have a basement of any sort since the house is build on a slab. 2) My water meter is outside, about a foot down in the ground in a valve box. 3) The diagram I posted was just some diagram I found on the internet, it just had a rough idea of what I was thinking would work. Basically, what I am asking is, if a drain valve such as letter F would work. Would it be okay for me to put an air ho...

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 6:51pm

Author: maximus20895

What about the Water Behind the Backflow?

I just wanna know where to blow out the water from the isolation valve all the way to where the backflow starts!

Monday, October 19th 2015, 7:27pm

Author: maximus20895

Help with Head Placement.

Make the link look like this: [u!rl='evergreensprinklersupply.com']Evergreen Sprinkler Supply[/u!rl] Just remove the "!'s" in the beginning and end!

Monday, October 19th 2015, 7:25pm

Author: maximus20895

What about the Water Behind the Backflow?

Alright, yet another simple question. I understand how you would get all the water out of the pipes from the backflow on to the heads, but what about where you tie into the main all the way where the backflow is? I've seen some drains when people have a basement, but my house is build on a slab. I did see a picture that showed a blow out valve where you connect your air hose to which was right after the isolation valve. I thought this might work? Any ideas? Also, what about the water right behin...

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10:32pm

Author: maximus20895

What Type of Pipe to Install to the RPZ

Again, What would you reccommend? I live in Knoxville, TN btw...it's getting told cold for me already

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 9:42pm

Author: maximus20895

What Type of Pipe to Install to the RPZ

I've heard that PVC degrades when it's outside in direct sunlight, but everywhere I go, I see PVC for the RPZ? What would be the best material to connect to the RPZ that is exposed outside? Thanks!

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 9:14pm

Author: maximus20895

Adjusting direction of shrubbery spray heads

I believe you should be able to grab on to the head and twist the smaller stem so it shoots where you want it to.

Friday, October 16th 2015, 10:49pm

Author: maximus20895

Help with Head Placement.

Is that the valve that you would recommend?

Friday, October 16th 2015, 1:15pm

Author: maximus20895

Help with Head Placement.

I'm sure you will. Don't you think that $5k is kinda expensive? He was nice and he actually did quote me $4,995 He did say that he liked the Irritrol 2400 valves. What do you think about those? I"m still eagerly waiting on the Rainbird layout!

Friday, October 16th 2015, 1:13pm

Author: maximus20895

High Pressure but Low Flow

Why are there so many backflows? Why can't a RPZ be the only one!

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 1:07pm

Author: maximus20895

Help with Head Placement.

This guy must really like his employees. Everything minus the PVC and fittings is around $600 or so.. BTW: Fix your URL so it works properly