9 Steps to Install Sprinkler System on Your Own
- By Admin
- October 20, 2021
What is the purpose of a sprinkler system? It is used to water the garden or if you have a backyard and you are planning to landscape your land, you need to pay attention to how are you gonna water your huge yard properly. And there is one thing you can do and that is to install the best drip irrigation system in your yard. And here we will be talking about installing the sprinkler system.
First, you need to decide what type of sprinkler would be best for your place since there are multiple types of sprinklers. Remember you can use different types of sprinkler heads in your yard. Then you need to create channels for the pipes to go through, focus on getting all the necessary stuff from the nearest shop.
One of the most common types of sprinkler is the rotor head sprinkler. It is used to spray water on large areas and is controlled by the timer fitted with them. You can also manage how far will each head spray. This is actually the modified version of the previous rotor sprinklers.
Shrub heads are designed not to rise above the ground, it releases the reduced stream of water under the ground by saturating the area. Every sprinkler head can irrigate the limited area and that is 3 square feet. These kinds of sprinklers are only useful on the leveled ground otherwise you can’t install them anywhere.
If you are worried about the areas where there is a building on one side and a yard on the other. Don’t worry! Fixed head sprinklers are here to save you or your house. You can install them in those areas because they only rotate in a half a circle and will only water your yard.
Make a rough diagram of the area where you want to install the sprinklers. It will help you to get the idea about the area you have to enfold with sprinklers. When you make a map it will allow you to determine the positioning of pipes and sprinklers. Drawing a map of a specific area make sure that you have covered the whole area with sprinklers. Or you can also take help from the experts to execute the best drip irrigation system map for you.
Point out the areas and also the distance between each sprinkler on the map so that it can become easy when you actually go for it. If you want to install the rotor head, it will give you coverage of about 30 feet maximum and you have to install them at a distance of 45 feet to grant enough projection.
Fixed head sprinklers would give you coverage of about 10 feet maximum. Want enough projection? You need to install them at a distance of 18 feet.
If you are installing a shrub head sprinkler, you need a distance of about 1.5 feet from each other because each sprinkler can give you coverage of about 1.75 feet.
Mark the line where you want to install the faucets and a preventer that controls backflowing. However, the main water line will start from the external water beak. Most importantly remember that the PVC pipes can only bend a bit so all the pipes should be straight and only turn into 90° angle.
For every area, that you want
to irrigate, you should have one mainline pipe and 3-4 branch line pipes. Don’t forget to measure the distance between the mainline pipe and branch line pipe. If you want to use just one sprinkler on each branch pipe, you can use a 1.3 cm pipe. Or if you are confused about what to do you can always ask for advice from the experts.
Screw the pressure gauge on the outer faucet and observe the water pressure. Keep in mind that most houses need a sprinkler with a water pressure of about 30 pounds per square inch in order to work properly.
Start shoving the ground with an axe and keep in mind that the ground should be dug at a minimum of 10 inches to shield the pipes from any type of harm even in a warm climate. When digging the channel, be careful about your house pipeline, electric circuits, and sewer line.
Put the pipes in the channels you just dug and then join them to the outer water faucet. The smaller pipes would be set in the line for branch water lines. The second step is to join the branch lines with every sprinkler head by installing risers connecting with branch lines. And now you have to fix the main water line with a timer and a valve that manages the flow. Also, don’t forget to join the mainline with manifold and then join the waterline with manifold ensuring that you have connected the preventer to manage the backflow.
You have to fix the heads of the sprinkler in accordance with the position you pointed out on the map. Moreover, you have to install the sprinklers about 6 inches inside from the surface. Now fix the mess you have created when you dug the ground and your work here is done.
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