Irrigation Tutorials (dot com)
July 15, 2017 2:52 PM   Subscribe

 
This site was a great resource when I designed and installed a system a while back.
posted by Dip Flash at 2:55 PM on July 15


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posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:27 PM on July 15 [2 favorites]




This is a really great resource, but I'm sad that it is (or seems to be) for owners of great big lawns, not gardeners.
posted by lollymccatburglar at 2:53 AM on July 16


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posted by fairmettle at 3:35 AM on July 16 [1 favorite]


This is a really great resource, but I'm sad that it is (or seems to be) for owners of great big lawns, not gardeners.

Much of it applies directly, including drip systems, controllers, pumping, and all the stuff on sizing pipe and selecting components. The basics of setting up a lawn or garden system are the same, but with very different layouts, emitters/sprinkler heads, and programming. Either way you'll need the same backflow preventers, valves, pipe, and so on.

I set up a multizone drip system for my garden because it was interesting to do and I liked the appeal of both saving water and being able to be lazy while the system does the watering automatically. But most people I know with gardens seem to really enjoy the hands-on process of watering, so for them there is no appeal in thinking about an irrigation system.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:46 AM on July 16 [1 favorite]


As part of zoo school, we had to take a class in Horticulture, and part of it included irrigation systems, and designing them. It was dreaded as the most boring part of the curriculum--- but actually, it was rather fascinating, and I used the knowledge gained years later to set up a drip system for a friend's garden. It was a bit of a mess, my system, but it was really fun to work on-- a bit like electricity, I guess, but without the risk of death or pain or fire.
posted by The otter lady at 9:08 AM on July 16 [2 favorites]


I'm looking at it mostly for drip system design. I dislike lawns and mowing, and will pretty much only plant things that are native and/or edible in the yard.

The otter lady: without the risk of death or pain or fire

Well, one of the articles talks about getting hit with a 30gph stream at 70psi, and mentions that the big agricultural sprinklers can kill you if they hit you just right... but those probably aren't things you run into on the average home sprinkler system.
posted by sibilatorix at 11:39 AM on July 16


the big agricultural sprinklers can kill you if they hit you just right...

Hit you just wrong? Glass half full/empty?
posted by fairmettle at 5:26 AM on July 18


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