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Tuesday, June 14th 2005, 8:51am

Author: New2thePark

Need an education - Fertigator

Now having completed my first sprinkler install with excellent results, I'm now thinking I can make my life even easier and install a Fertigator system. I've read through Fertigator's website and what I could find here on the forum, but I was wondering if those of you with experience in their systems could 1) recommend which system to install, 2) identify typical "gotchas" that arise during install, and 3) provide any other tips. You can find details on the install under this http://www.sprinkle...

Wednesday, June 8th 2005, 11:23am

Author: New2thePark

Hunter Wireless Rain Clik Sensor Help

Sorry to jump in, but why not actually TEST to see if it works? There isn't much of an install really with the wireless Rain-Clik. I'm a try it an see kind of guy! I just installed my first system and used the Pro-C controller mounted in the basement utility room with the wireless Rain-Clik sensor mounted on the opposite eave of the house which is two-stories, full attic, and 10-foot basement. I mounted the receiver just above the controller but it's still ~2.5 feet below grade on a 10-inch thic...

Monday, June 6th 2005, 11:43am

Author: New2thePark

Sprinkler Layout

Well, it's DONE! At least the install... My engineer sat down with me and we hammered out a plan that seems to have fit the bill perfectly. About 2000' of poly pipe and a bunch of prefab swings joints. Ended up with 11 zones using 21 rotors and 34 sprays considering the water availability. Coverage seems to be very good on a zone-by-zone basis. Now I just need to get the programming right, but the Pro-C is pretty easy to operate.

Wednesday, May 25th 2005, 7:46am

Author: New2thePark

Sprinkler Layout

Wet Boots, First, thanks for this help! I'm sitting here in my shop with lunch thinking about this some more... You mention going to an all-spray set-up, which is actually something I had originally considered, but the pro installers I chatted up said they wouldn't do it that way. Well, that's no technical answer, but those guys do it every day. For me, I don't care about the labor for mom. I just want a system that will function as intended and keep the green! I'll trench a mile if need be. [8D...

Wednesday, May 25th 2005, 3:44am

Author: New2thePark

Sprinkler Layout

Yes. Would that be reasonable to cover the primary area? I was then thinking a spray at the outside fence corner connected to a zone of muliple sprays to water the strip between the fence and the house/deck on that side.

Tuesday, May 24th 2005, 5:39pm

Author: New2thePark

Sprinkler Layout

Wet Boots, This is in southern New Jersey - flat is all we have! PVBs are standard in this area for sprinkler systems. As for the supply, recently (year and a half or so ago) the mains were replaced in my mom's neighborhood and all service connections went to polyethylene in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C901 so IPS. Actually, pretty common here now. The problem with a meter swap also means a higher service/usage cost. RidgeRun05, To give you a perspective, the driveway is 20 feet wide and 35 feet l...

Tuesday, May 24th 2005, 12:57pm

Author: New2thePark

Sprinkler Layout

Greetings! My name is Ryan and I am a licensed plumber by trade and hope some of you pros might be kind enough to help another pro out. My mother, now 78 years old, can no longer take care of her yard, which is where she likes to spend her time. While I've been more than happy to mow and groom, I just can't make it over enough to keep it properly watered and last year it looked terrible and she was heart broken. I wanted to have a sprinkler system installed for her, but after getting 4 quotes fr...