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New Member

Posts: 7

Location: Houston


Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 9:25am

Design Error

Hello All!

Well here is my first post :)

I installed my own irrigation system last week. I have a small problem with the design on my front yard.... I have to many sprinklers in one area and is over watering causing drop in pressure for some sprinklers in the same zone. not to mention is creating a mud holes in the lower spots.... Is the only solution to this is to dig out the the none need it sprinklers? Is there a way to shut down the sprinkler and not have it pop up so the pressure can continue to the next sprinkler?

Thank You for the help.


Supreme Member


Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 3:50pm

One obvious solution to over-watering in one zone is to water that zone for less time than the others.

What sort of sprinkler heads did you use? If you used standard sprays (not rotors), it's possible to replace the sprays with MP Rotators. The Rotators are sort of a cross between sprays and rotors. They usually require less water than sprays, which would improve the performance of the heads farther down the line that currently have too little pressure.


New Member

Posts: 7

Location: Houston


Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 4:25pm


Thanks for the reply.

I did lower the time on that specific zone. Due to my ignorance on the irrigation world (First Timer) I bought Orbit Sprinklers from Lowes.... After I found that my timer does not suit my needs I started searching the internet and I stumble across this site and where I bought the Timer that I need... Thanks for the information. I am off to buy new sprinklers with MP Rotator feature.



New Member

Posts: 7

Location: Houston


Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 2:49pm

Actually I solve my own problem today.

After looking at my design a few times I sort of slap my self a few times.... I made the mistake of not closing in the pipe lay out in zone one.... So when the zone will activate the water would just keep going in circles and since the water did not stop any where pressure was not been built up. Today I re dig one side and caped off the zone and sure enough everything is awesome!

Thanks for the help. :)

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