No, that our design is we can begin to install our system, but before you start to dig, there are a couple of very important items to take care of. First, check your local codes for any requirements before you cut into your property service line. And second, it’s very important that you have your local utility companies mark the location of all buried cables, pipes, or gas lines on your property. Trenching can be done by hand, but using a trenching machine is much easier and faster. Trenchers can be rented by the hour or day or week from our rental equipment dealer, the rental service. We’ll show you how to operate the machine properly and safely to start place a marker or flag at every sprinkler location according to your design layout. Then use string or paint to indicate where you’ll need to trench.

Dig Trenches eight to 12 inches deep. When the trenching is complete, lay out the pipe and fittings for this property will be using PVC pipe. The next step is to tie into the main service line running from the water meter to your house. First shut off the water supply at your meter. Tapping into the service line is a critical step. Depending on the type of material, there are several ways to proceed. This may be the one step you pass off to someone with more experience. In fact, some local codes require that it be completed by a licensed professional. Again, it’s important to check your local codes before you start.

The most convenient way to cut this BBC service line is with a PVC pipe cutter. For this project, we’re going to install a slip type compression t remove a small section of pipe enough to allow the two to slide on. Be careful not to take out too much or the t fitting will not be wide enough to cover the remaining gap. Next, install a manual sprinkler system shut off valve. This new shutoff valve will allow you to turn off the water to the sprinkler system without affecting the water supply to your home. We prepare the valve by installing threaded fittings. Then we can measure and cut a length of PVC pipe and glue it directly to the fittings to assure a good seal. Use a piece of sandpaper to take off any rough edges caused by the cutting.

When you’re ready to start gluing the parts together, follow the directions on the product with most brands. Have Glue. You’ll first brush on a primer to clean and prepare the pipe’s surface and the inside of the fitting. Now apply the glue lightly to the inside of the fitting and on the outside of the pipe. Slip the pipe into the fitting and give it a quarter turn. How long you hold. It depends on the weather, but 10 or 15 seconds should be plenty. Again, prep and glue the outside of the pipe and the inside of the fitting. Twist a quarter turn and hold to let the glue set. For those who live in a colder climate, you’ll also need the ability to winterize your system in these areas. After turning off the sprinklers systems supply, any water left standing in the pipes could freeze causing serious damage. So it’s important to install some additional fittings to evacuate any remaining water in the system. For further details. Refer to the winterization from our new system shut off valve. Continue to build the supply line Irrigation Tulsa.


Also after shutting off the new valve, you can restore the water supply to your home if your design calls for a back flow prevention device. Install it next. If you’re using anti siphon valves, then just continue assembling pipe to the first valve manifold. Now run the controller wire from the timer to the valve manifold location. Place the wire into the same trenches, the supply pipe to help protect them. Taped the wires to the bottom of the pipe. Notice we’ve chosen why are that? Has more strands than actually required. It’ll make it easier to expand your system if needed. Next to the valve manifold, a valve manifold is simply several valves located next to each other that are fed from one shared water supply line. As you measure and cut the pieces for the manifold, allow about three inches of pipe between the fittings. This will reduce the chances of a bad connection and also leave room to work. If you need to take the valves apart for cleaning or repair. With all the pieces lined up, we can begin to build our manifold when using and components. You can use Teflon tape, but don’t use piped up carefully. Thread the fitting onto the valve until awesome. Then use a wrench to finish.

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