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How can you learn about residential sprinkler systems in the US?

There is no "typical residential sprinkler system" on global scale, but on a region you may have more common systems (but also, it depends on installation year). I found several sources: ...
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Finding solenoid box

Welcome to Stack exchange Brandon. Have you had any frost recently, this often causes damage to solenoid valves in irrigation systems? I would work out which pipes should water the broken zones and ...
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Best tool for underground lawn sprinkler system head removal?

There are a few tools available to help you with this process. I would suggest getting a donut sod cutter or a Sprinkler Head removal tool. They're designed to cut a small hole around the sprinkler ...
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How can you learn about residential sprinkler systems in the US?

Oh hey, you're me a year ago! We purchased a home with a poorly installed & unmaintained sprinkler system, and I've spent many hours digging around the yard to learn about it. I also spent time ...
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Best tool for underground lawn sprinkler system head removal?

A Strap Wrench would be the generic approach to this (intended as an example of the type, not a specific recommendation of brand or store) (and in my usual process of answer the question then read ...
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Sprinkler / garden watering advice

You live in the UK. Even in London, water is not usually an issue except during hot, dry weather in late spring and summer, and I know because that's where I live too. Given that's the case, a proper ...
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How to pull apart root ball that grew around a sprinkler valve?

With difficulty and a lot of cutting. I have this problem in a few locations. Apparently a very small leak causes roots to grow vigorously around the valves.
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Typically, where is the motor/pump of lawn sprinklers located?

Follow the wires. Follow the pipes. Follow the sound. You may have an irrigation well with a pump dedicated to irrigation. Or, it might be some sort of booster pump, from what you describe. If it's ...
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Home DIY Irrigation system maximum sprinkler particle size

One Supplier (no endorsement) suggests 80 mesh (177 micron) for "sprinklers and rotors" (think the big ones) 120 mesh (125 micron) for "drip emitters, sprayers, and spray jets" (...
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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

I contacted Gilmore, one of the leading sprinkler manufacturers about this question. Here's what they had to say: For optimal use, our sprinklers should be used with a pressure of 40-60 PSI coming ...
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Automatic Sprinkler: Calculating how much and how often - based on weather and other parameters

Here is what I (committer of the Spinkler open source project) found so far How Do I Determine The Best Watering Schedule For My Lawn? Watering Home Lawns: How Much and How Often CIS 1157 - ...
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What needs to be considered when rerouting irrigation lines?

Some people will think this is over the top, but here's the process I use when expanding an irrigation zone, or re-tasking it. Gather information What's the static pressure at your house? (If you ...
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Spinkler System Layout

@SBB I'm probably too late to be helpful but thought I'd answer with some pointer. First, a small helpful hint for your drawing, which by the way is very good. Where pipe from one zone crosses pipe ...
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Best tool for underground lawn sprinkler system head removal?

I dig out enough earth around them to get my hands in there for better leverage. I dig a wider hole about half way down the head then grab and twist. But your local hardware store, or sprinkler ...
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Is it possible to connect a funny pipe to a polyethylene tube?

Yes you can. The fittings used would depend on your connections: As a tee: ins x ins x fth tee with a mth x funny pipe adapter Elbow: ins x fth elbow with a mth x funny pipe adapter Straight/ coupling:...
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What is the difference between a Rain Bird SP40 sprinkler and Rain Bird 1800 series with the same nozzle?

http://store.rainbird.com/contacts I've already asked your question but thought I would give you this link to contact them yourself. Be lots faster and you could give them details they need to be ...
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Why are my squash and pickle plants just producing flowers?

One possibility is that your squash and cucumber plants aren't getting enough sun. Tomatoes and peppers can fruit with less sun than most cucurbits. I've had that experience (but I didn't exactly get ...
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What is this Sprinkler Component?

They look like valves for a drip watering system that brass fittings on small hoses thread into. Each is a ball or plug valve, all that are shown are in the "off" position. I suggest carefully digging ...
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What thread type do standard sprinkler nozzles have?

What you are looking for is commonly called a “shrub adapter”. (Put this into Amazon). This shrub adapter is 1/2 inch fnpt to screw into the 1/2 inch mnpt riser tube and converts to a male thread that ...
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What thread type do standard sprinkler nozzles have?

its not proprietary. Its a standard straight pipe thread. SAE J1926. Go to a hydraulic hose shop. They use them all the time.
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What thread type do standard sprinkler nozzles have?

I’ll chime in - I think the thread size you’re looking for is 15mm.. as far as the thread density I think it’s 32 per inch.. it’s a confusing world of different standards and nomenclature, which I’ve ...
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Why are my neighbor's front yard sprinklers causing a large water build up on my front lawn?

From the picture it looks like the tree, and part of your wall is down slope from the drainage part of the neighbors yard, if you put some dirt on top of it it will then slope away from your wall and ...
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What thread type do standard sprinkler nozzles have?

I was looking for this info as well to get a die in an attempt to recut the threads on a riser tube. The from a thread gauge and a caliper, I think it is 5/8" x 28UN. The thread gauge pretty ...
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What are the reasons against shallow pipes for popup sprinklers?

It depends on where you live, and how much do you use the sprinklers. Doing on regular way is the best solution for all cases. Your solution works on some cases, but has limitations: emptying lines:...
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What are the reasons against shallow pipes for popup sprinklers?

Going deeper is only to avoid breaking the pipe then. If it is your garden (lawn) you may remember where the pipes are - and may be able to repair if they do get broken. Apart from the depth (my pipe ...
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Why is anti-siphon leaking with just one zone?

It is difficult to guess, but most probable cause: the anti-siphon is installed in the wrong place. Is it 6" above any other opening in the same zone? Check manuals, maybe your should be 12" (or 18"). ...
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Sprinkler head pools water while running only

If it is a "pop-up" type , there is something like a rubber "O" ring it pushes through. These rings leak , it is a matter of how much. As they get old the rubber is more likely to leak. The rubber is ...
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Automatic Sprinkler: Calculating how much and how often - based on weather and other parameters

If there is an answer to this question, it might lie in a formal statement of the problem. You want to maintain a state by making adjustments. In its simplest form you could say w = f(X) where water ...
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Identifying/operating an automatic watering system

Have you tried looking for flash coupure arro? I can't see the rest of the word. The triple cogs are the timer, I'm thinking you know that. I would set the 2 bottom cogs on 0 and the top for for 6 on ...
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What needs to be considered when rerouting irrigation lines?

All you need is find a place to T off of your current line. Flexible irrigation tubing, any fittings needed for your application and clamps. Propane torch to heat the tubing and install on fitting ...
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