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Tom

Supreme Member

1

Wednesday, December 10th 2003, 4:50am

Run Times

How do you guys set your sprinkler timers?

Do you set each zone to run for 20 minutes at a time for say a spray sone?

How about rotor zones? 45 minutes for those zones?

Do any of you cycle your programs?

drpete3

Supreme Member

Posts: 375

Location: USA

2

Thursday, December 11th 2003, 8:38am

With rotor zones it depends on the nozzles used. I make sure that my watering gives 1 inch of precipitaiton per week. This would be true for rotors and spray heads.
Thanks,

Pete

RVLI

Supreme Member

Posts: 460

Location: USA

3

Friday, December 12th 2003, 12:43pm

What type and model controller do you have?

Rays Sprinklers

Supreme Member

Posts: 493

Location: USA

4

Friday, December 26th 2003, 7:17am

normally i set my sprays to run 25 minutes and the rotors 40 everyother day!
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

Tom

Supreme Member

5

Saturday, January 3rd 2004, 3:52am

So Ray-

Do you cycle those long run times? OR, Are you watering each zone 25 and/or 40 minutes long in one shot?

drpete3

Supreme Member

Posts: 375

Location: USA

6

Tuesday, January 6th 2004, 6:55am

I water each rotor zone for 1hr 15 min (75min).
Thanks,

Pete

Rays Sprinklers

Supreme Member

Posts: 493

Location: USA

7

Wednesday, January 7th 2004, 10:12am

i run each spray zone 25 minutes once a day every other day straight through, and the rotors for 40 minutes.!
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

Tom

Supreme Member

8

Saturday, January 10th 2004, 12:01pm

You'd be much better off cycling your zones. A spray zone should only run for 8 minutes max and a rotor zone for 18 minutes max. It will take 3 to 4 cycles to apply the right amount of water.

drpete3

Supreme Member

Posts: 375

Location: USA

9

Monday, January 12th 2004, 2:45am

Please explain your theory for cycling the zones. With my system I water .25 inches with the 75min time.
Thanks,

Pete

Rays Sprinklers

Supreme Member

Posts: 493

Location: USA

10

Friday, January 16th 2004, 6:37am

where are you coming up with this....also the huge pressure loss in your other posts?
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

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