Connect to main

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Hammer8789, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Hammer8789

    Hammer8789 New Member

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    McHenry, Il.
    We are having an irrigation system installed. The plumber is here connecting to our main line. What he has done is nothing like I have ever seen, though he says it will be fine. We are on a well so my main runs in with a 1" pvc flex to the baffle/pressure tank. comes out with 1" galv. pipe and reduces to a 3/4' valve then feeds the house. He has cut the 3/4' line after the valve and installed a 3/4 x 3/4 x 1" T. The 1" is what he is running to feed the irrigation system. I would have removed the reducer, replaced the 3/4" valve with a 1" then installed a 1"x 3/4"x 1" T and moved on. It just doesn't seem right to feed a 1" pipe with a 3/4 ". Who is right?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Bothell, Washington
    A small section of 3/4" isn't going to have much effect.
    With city water, the setters are 5/8" or 3/4", and we run 1" or 1-1/4" off of those.
    A long distance of 3/4" would have been more of a worry, the distance adding to the friction loss.

    If you look at a hosebib, the port that the water comes through is very small. And yet it will gush out of there.
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