hi, can any1 show me how to install the water sprinler system for my
backyard, please? My front yard already had the water sprinler
system installed. I am planning doing the lanscape for my backyard
and I like to have the water sprinler install at the same time, but I
have very little clues how to go about it. :roll:
step1: I think I have to ask for the permit before I can dig up
anything before I cut off any cable lines,....ect //
step2: Go to HomeDepot,...to pick up all the part i need. //what part
exactly do i need?
step3: how to do it? ....how do i hook everything up to the existing
water sprinler control pannel my house already had?
Any suggestion, instructions, and advice would be appriciated. Thanks
Frankly we may be able to answer specific questions, but to answer your
general question is a little beyond the scope of newsgroups.
Stop at your local DIY store and ask around for a information. The
manufacturers of the equipment will likely have some flyers with information
and they should have some DIY books that will cover them as well. Start
1. No permit is needed where I live. Call the "call before you dig" line for
your area to find out about utilities.
2&3 Do some research on do-it-yourself sprinkler installation on the
Too complex to answer here. Get some self help books. Go to your local
nursery. Sometimes they have FREE repeat FREE sprinkler design, becauser
they want you to buy your stuff from them. Ours do. (Star Nursery in Las
Buy good stuff. DO NOT repeat DO NOT buy the thin cheap "eggshell" PVC, but
schedule 40. Buy good valves, timers, filters, and pressure regulators.
Also buy good popup heads, like RainBird. They will save you time, money,
and maintenence time and time again over the life of the system. DON'T
FORGET FILTERS. Don't forget pressure regulators for drip lines so your
water pressure doesn't pop that small tubing right off every time it kicks
Do a drawing to scale so you are sure you will have coverage to all areas,
and not too much overlap.
Transfer that layout to your back yard using white powder to mark lines, and
little flags to mark heads. Rent a trencher and save TONS of work.
Call Before You Dig to avoid electrical, telephone and gas lines.
It ain't rocket surgery, but it ain't hard either. And you will save a lot.
But get prices because it is going to be a lot of work, and depending on how
much time it will take you, you might want to just have someone else do it.
Don't forget, you will have rental costs. And if you don't rent, you will
have Band-Aid costs for those blisters.
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