When it comes to underground irrigation products, Orbit Irrigation is recognized as the leader in the Do-It-Yourself industry. Orbit Irrigation commands the largest market share of all underground irrigation products with well over sixty percent of the market. Customers ask for and look for the "Orbit" name.
Smart irrigation month is about more than just saving water. It’s about saving money and time as well. One product that we’re particularly proud of is our Eco-lock and PVC-lock fittings. This ingenious product saves so much time. Fittings no longer require primer and glue. Just press the pipe into the fitting and it locks into place. Don’t worry, it’s very durable, able to withstand over 1200 pounds of pressure. Considering the average yard has 50-100 PSI, you’re good.
This is great whether you’re doing a new … Read More
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
Do you need certified backflow prevention to protect the municipal water supply?
Depending on your part of the company and the rules of your local water district, backflow prevention can a significant part of your system cost. Because protection of the municipal water supply from possible contamination through sprinkler systems is so important, the general trend is for communities to adopt codes that require a $300 or more in equipment, professional installation, and independent certification of the backflow device. This can put backflow prevention out of the realm of the do-it-yourselfer … Read More