Monthly Archives: May 2013
Written on May 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm, by Orbit
Did you know that you can save water and get a healthier lawn at the same time?
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Written on May 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm, by Orbit
Last week we discussed the different types of pipe used commonly used in sprinkler systems. We discussed how to lay out the pipes for your system and how to dig the trenches. Finally we discussed timers and their placement. This week we’re going to go further in the process by connecting to the municipal water source, installing any necessary backflow prevention and putting pipes in the ground.
Connect Water to Main
Where your water comes from will determine how you connect into it. … Read More
Written on May 21, 2013 at 8:51 pm, by Orbit
Last week we covered how to select and place heads, as well as how to create zones and place manifolds. This week we’ll be moving further along in the design process and even get into some installation.
Picking up where we left off, we are now going to diagram our pipe layout. First, you will choose where to cut your mainline to add a tee fitting. This tee fitting will make it possible for you to maintain water flow to your home, while still having water flowing … Read More
Written on May 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm, by Orbit
How to plan your underground irrigation system. We discuss everything from picking out the right sprinkler heads, valves & manifolds and zones.
Written on May 6, 2013 at 10:45 pm, by Orbit
Why should I install an underground irrigation system?
Increase Home Value and Cost Savings
Underground irrigation systems offer a host of benefits. For starters, the upfront effort and cost pay for themselves after just a few watering seasons. You will see a decrease in your monthly water bill almost immediately. An underground irrigation system can also enhance your home’s curb appeal, which increases marketability and home value.
When properly installed, maintained and operated, an in-ground sprinkler system can easily save hundreds (and in some cases thousands) of dollars in annual water costs. Sprinkler … Read More