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Thursday, December 31st 2015, 11:12am

Valves, piping and pump question.

I will try to keep this simple. I just bought a home and am trying my
own irrigation. The pump is a 2 1/2 hp that pulls water from 45 ft down. I
live in Florida. The pump was setup with 4 faucets and not for
irrigation. I am a bit confused with how to go about hooking my valves
I made to it considering there are so many different faucets. I will
include pictures. Also I read that I need a pressure vacuum breaker
and valve union. I googled these but did not get anywhere. ( I have
mapped out my yard and based on 4 1/2 gpm 45 psi I will do 3 zones with
3 4 4 sprinklers ) (32sa rainbird rotors most will be at 180-360
degree rotations ) ( I am only doing the front yard at this time)

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Thursday, December 31st 2015, 11:15am


If you hold control and zoom in with your mouse scroll wheel you can read what I typed in the images. I am sorry it is so small.


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Thursday, December 31st 2015, 12:56pm

Direct link to the picture with the pump.


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Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 8:03am

You almost certainly have a great deal more water available than 4-5 gpm. You need to find the amount of flow that will have the pump running continuously.

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