Tips on How to Install Irrigation Systems


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Tips on How to Install Irrigation Systems

  1. 1. TurfrainEmail - Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  2. 2. Turfrain Tips on How to Install Irrigation SystemsEmail – Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  3. 3. TurfrainWinterizing your lawn sprinkler system is very simple but has to be done in a proper way. Here are sometips on how to winterize your lawn sprinkler system. Email - Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  4. 4. TurfrainYou can install your own lawn irrigation system and save money and time. However, it’snot one of the easiest do-it-yourself assignments. You have to be extra careful inplanning and purchasing the correct components. Putting an Irrigation system yourselfcan save you up to 40% of the cost of a professional installation. However, maintainingan improperly installed system can be very difficult and costly, so take your time to doit right from the start. Please read all the instructions first and then decide whether todo it yourself or hire a professional. Email - Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  5. 5. TurfrainBefore installing an irrigation system, you’ll need to:1.Call and check for underground utilities before digging.2.Check your water pressure in pounds per square inch (psi).3.Check water service line size.4.Check water flow rate in gallons per minute (GPM).5.Know the type of backflow prevention required by local code.6.Know the type of your grass and soil; it affects the efficiency ofirrigation Email - Contact no - (416) 856-5000
  6. 6. TurfrainOnce you are done with your pre-planning and pre-assembling parts, lay out the pieces first.Connect the PVC Pipe – Cut the pipe straight to length so the pipe is fully seated in thefitting. Make the edges smooth with a knife. Insert the pipe into the fitting and adjustto the correct position. Remove the pipe from the fitting. Brush both the outside ofthe pipe and the inside of the fitting with cement. At the end, push the pipe into thefitting. Spread the cement and make a bead along the edge of the fitting. The beadshould extend all the way around the pipe.Connect Polyethylene Pipe – Cut the pipe to length. Place a clamp on each end. Insertthe fitting into the pipe. Tighten the clamps. Email - Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  7. 7. TurfrainConnect Heads - Heads usually thread onto the riser. It’s very important to flush debrisfrom the line before final connection of sprinkler heads.Connect the System to the Service Line – There are two ways to connect your irrigationsystem to the water supply.1.You can connect your valve to an existing outdoor faucet .2.You can also connect directly to the service line. Install Backflow Prevention – An irrigation system requires a backflow preventer. Dueto reverse pressure from the system, backflow can allow chemicals from the lawn toenter the water supply and cause serious problems. When an irrigation system is notin use, a backflow preventer closes the system. Email - Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  8. 8. Turfrain .Controlling the System – Each zone has its own control valve. The controller willallow you to run one zone at a time to maximize water pressure. You must choosecontrollers based on the number of zones you have in your irrigation system. You canprogram your controller to run for a particular time and day and it shut offautomatically. A rain sensor is also very useful when installing an irrigation system. Itautomatically shuts off the system in rain and leaves you at ease when you’re awayfrom home. To preserve water, controllers and rain sensors are great tools. Theyregulate how much water goes out and when it is most needed, reducing the amountof wasted water. Email - Contact no-(416) 856-5000
  9. 9. Turfrain THANKSEmail - Contact no-(416) 856-5000