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10 1 Irrigation System Installation
10 1 Irrigation System Installation
10 1 Irrigation System Installation
10 1 Irrigation System Installation
10 1 Irrigation System Installation
10 1 Irrigation System Installation
10 1 Irrigation System Installation
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10 1 Irrigation System Installation

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  • 1. Sprinkler System Installation Plant: Hosta Term: Pop-up Valve
  • 2. Hosta <ul><li>Herbaceous, perennial </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Zone: 4a – 9a </li></ul><ul><li>10 – 12” tall, 24 – 32” wide </li></ul><ul><li>Full shade to part shade </li></ul><ul><li>Blooms Mid Summer: Purple, white </li></ul><ul><li>Green or variegated </li></ul><ul><li>Border, Container, Foundation, Ground cover, </li></ul><ul><li>Deer favorite </li></ul>
  • 3. Pop-up Valve <ul><li>Pressure operated valve for landscape irrigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Valve stays underground unless in operation </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents damage to valve </li></ul><ul><li>Unobtrusive appearance for lawns and garden areas </li></ul>
  • 4. Fittings & Glues <ul><li>Barb </li></ul><ul><li>Slip </li></ul><ul><li>Thread </li></ul><ul><li>PVC Primer </li></ul><ul><li>PVC Glue </li></ul><ul><li>Teflon Tape </li></ul><ul><li>All threads need Teflon tape </li></ul><ul><li>All slips need PVC primer & glue </li></ul>
  • 5. Trenches <ul><li>12 – 18” deep </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Plant Roots </li></ul><ul><li>Trench Shovels </li></ul><ul><li>Gas powered for large scale </li></ul>
  • 6. Pop-up valve Height <ul><li>Valve should be 1 to 1 ½” above the soil to allow for mulch or turf installation </li></ul><ul><li>Very difficult to set with fixed pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Easier with flexible pipe </li></ul>
  • 7. Connections <ul><li>Lay out all pipe & fittings first </li></ul><ul><li>Cut all pipes & hoses to length </li></ul><ul><li>Test all connections </li></ul><ul><li>Glue above ground to keep pipes clear </li></ul><ul><li>Lay pipe in trench after sealing system. </li></ul><ul><li>Install pop-up housings first </li></ul><ul><li>Put pop-up valves into the housing last </li></ul><ul><li>Allow at least 30 minutes for glue to set before turning on water. </li></ul>
  • 8. Make adjustments <ul><li>Adjust angles to keep spray in garden area </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust screw setting to control length of throw </li></ul>

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