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MMERSCH

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Posts: 2

Location: USA

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Wednesday, July 23rd 2003, 8:51am

Need help on pipe size

I need help. My father in law is putting in a sprinkler. He has
a 5/8 meter, 3/4 inch line coming into his house. He has max
8 gallons per minute with 45-50 pounds of pressure. Can he run a 1 inch main line and 1 inch circuits? Also, can he tie in to the main line with 1 inch copper out to the main line? Any help would
be greatly appreciated.

Mark

Mark
Mark

drpete3

Supreme Member

Posts: 375

Location: USA

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Wednesday, July 23rd 2003, 9:42am

The answers are yes to all questions. I bet the meter is restricting flow and I would check to see if the city will upgrade him to a 3/4 meter. As a general rule of thumb you should go up one size from the house mainline therefore the 1" sprinkler main is called for.

Thanks,

Pete
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Pete

Rays Sprinklers

Supreme Member

Posts: 493

Location: USA

3

Tuesday, August 5th 2003, 3:52pm

Yes the 5/8 meter restricts, and if you can upgrade then thats great! i have 19.5 gpm with a 5/8 meter and thgats off the hose bibb with 95 psi....so it depends.......definatly use 1" for the lines

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Ray
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