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jab

Starting Member

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Monday, March 28th 2011, 7:16pm

1.5 HP pump, 1" zone line and 6 falcon heads

I have a 1.5 HP pump and the gauge at the pump reads 90 psi. I have a large, open lawn area, which would take 72 Rainbird 5000 heads v/s 28 Rainbird 6504 heads. How do I know for sure that I can run (6) Rainbird Falcon 6504 rotors (with the 2.9 gpm nozzles, or next size up) per zone? I was planning on comming off of the 1.25" main line and using 1" zone line having 6 Falcons per zone. Should I use 1.25 zone, with 1.25 valves? I just wanna be certain because the materials will be delivered from approx 50 miles away. Thank You, - Andy

Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 4,022

Location: Metro NYC

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Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 8:18am

How about you turn on the pump and take combined flow-and-pressure measurements? This is entirely in your hands.

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As far as sprinklers go, it may be that the best bang for your buck will be from Hunter PGP heads with their largest nozzles.

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But test your water supply first. Then figure what sprinkler heads it can operate.

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