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Maybe that property simply has very low water pressure.

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Well put those 3 on a different valve. Thats all you really can do.
If you put them on different zones, you could run them at different times and that might increase the pressure due to the fact they would have less drain on the pressure with other sprinklers in operation at once?
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If you put them on different zones, you could run them at different times and that might increase the pressure due to the fact they would have less drain on the pressure with other sprinklers in operation at once?
i dug out the whole system and replaced the whole thing new pipes new valves and new sprinklers and to my surprise there was so much pressure... what did i do wrong the first time??
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well how many zones this time?
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well how many zones this time?
i did the exact same layout different brand valves and different brand sprinklers but better pressure not sure where i went wrong...

the first time i was using the JTV/AS and JTV/ASF Series
Anti-Siphon Jar Top Sprinkler Valves now i went with the cheaper ones, Orbit Automatic Anti-Siphon valves and i was using the rain bird sprinklers and i changed them to orbit sprinklers the drip valves stayed the same brand (rainBird) and well everything works great but i dont know what i did wrong the first time i checked for leaks or any pressure loss within the pipes and i could not find one o well
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not a clue then man. That sucks. The only thing that comes to mind then. Did a rock maybe get stuck inside. Cleaning the sprinklers heads wouldnt change any of that.
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not a clue then man. That sucks. The only thing that comes to mind then. Did a rock maybe get stuck inside. Cleaning the sprinklers heads wouldnt change any of that.
Thank you very much for the tips though i do think something got stuck inside the pipe i will look in there and will give u the 411 when im done with it tomorrow
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Has this project changed the way you look at irrigation repair and bidding such jobs?
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Has this project changed the way you look at irrigation repair and bidding such jobs?
well since i did the job im going to take a lot more care in the way i set up the irrigation system next time and totally checking it twice before i close up the trenches

the bidding well i charged the client enough to cover for the extra day i worked on the job and of course it covered the new materials also
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