This is part 1 of a 6 part series.
There are many benefits to designing your own automatic sprinkler system. First, it is cost-effective. You don't have to pay someone to do it for you. Second, you will learn essential information about doing your own work if something breaks or is not running properly. Third, your property value will increase. Fourth, you can save time and conserve water by setting sprinklers up on an automatic watering timer.
- Is a permit required?
- Does a licensed plumber have to connect to the main water supply?
- What type of backflow prevention device (i.e double check valve, pressure vacuum breaker, automatic anti-siphon valve) is needed?
- Will pipes freeze?
- How deep should pipes be buried?
- What type of pipe (i.e PVC, poly) is recommended or required for the area?
Once you have all of this information, you can move on in the sprinkler system design process.