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knottps

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Monday, October 6th 2003, 10:23pm

Adding a Drip System

We recently remodeled and added a deck off the 2nd story addition. Can I add a drip system to an existing zone to take care of and plants I may have up there. Adding another zone is possible but not something I want to tackle at this time.

drpete3

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, October 7th 2003, 8:02am

you can extend a current zone if it is drip but you shoud not extend a zone if it spray or rotors
Thanks,

Pete

SprinklerGuy

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Tuesday, October 7th 2003, 8:12am

you can extend a drip system...however if the deck area is pots and hanging plants.....it will not work properly. The drip system for pots/hanging plants should run much shorter times than plants in the actual ground...therefore, if combined you will have either way too much water on your deck or if you adjust to lower times, not enough water to your regular plants.

best thing would be to put in a new system for just the deck. That will of course cause other issues such as:

Not enough pressure to push the water that high in the air?
Not enough emitters operating for the valve to shut off reliably...

good luck
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bhungue2

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, October 7th 2003, 9:29am

If you come off an existing zone make sure to use the smaller emitters. You could probably get away with 1 gallon emitters. Of course it depends on how long and how often this zone is on. It's is better to have a separate zone but if there are only a couple of plants it really isn't worth it.
Bhungue2

Rays Sprinklers

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Tuesday, October 7th 2003, 10:05am

its definatly better to have separate zones for the drip...for obvious reasons stated above.
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

knottps

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Tuesday, October 7th 2003, 12:09pm

Thanks for the quick replies. Sounds like a new zone is the best option.

bhungue2

Advanced Member

Posts: 70

Location: USA

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Wednesday, October 8th 2003, 2:54pm

good luck
Bhungue2

Rays Sprinklers

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Location: USA

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Thursday, October 9th 2003, 4:32pm

yea definatly the best option.....good luck
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

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