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redline9k 09-29-2011 09:46 AM

small irrigation using spigot?
I have a very small (20x20) grass section in our backyard that I want to put on a timer to irrigate.

A professional irrigation system is completely overkill for this so I thought id see about a DIY kit first.

Does anyone have experience with these kits or brands? I saw alot of information about RainBird, but I didnt know if there were other companies out there or anyone has a preference. It seems like all of the spigot connections for Rainbird are plastic and id prefer something a little more durable.

user1007 09-29-2011 10:24 AM

Long term I think you will be happier hooking up a couple of anti-syphon valves to the water supply for the spigot and keeping the spigot clear for hooking up a hose and so forth. You can run the lawn sprinklers off one valve and run a nice drip system for flower beds and landscape plants off the other one. A simple 3 station timer shouldn't set you back more than $20-30 and you will pay that much for a spigot battery thing.

lendosky 10-03-2011 11:54 AM

I would go to a Ewing irrigation store that professionals use. I don't like Home Depot brands (but I like their prices) so I go to the landscape supply stores. At those places you will generally find higher quality materials to do this job. I would install a permanent system but you do it the way you like. At ewing etc you will be able to choose from many different manufacturers of materials.

Good luck

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