- Here is a list of owner's manuals for programing instructions.
- Noisy pipes? Water hammer is caused by water traveling through
piping at more than 5 feet per second (a design maximum). This causes
an impact on a closing valve that sends shock waves through your
system. Those shock waves can stress the piping and cause fractures
over time. A well designed system would keep the water flow below 5
feet per second, failing that; a presssure regulator, slow closing
valves and a water hammer arrestor may help. Water hammer can also break pipes.
- Brown areas in your lawn? Your sprinklers may be giving poor
coverage due to low water pressure caused by a blockage in the system
or low municipal water pressure. Finding the cause of the low water
pressure or installing "rotator" heads may help.
- Lawn care: see this report on how to take care
of your lawn.
- Leaks? Freeze damage is a comon cause of leaks due to water
remaining in the system over the winter. Water hammer can also break pipes.
- How long should you water? Use Rainbird's Sprinkler timer Run Time Calculator.
It considers variables such as: plant type, plant density, sun
exposure, climate zone, slope, soil type and sprinkler type. (Use an
American zip code, I use 98320 (Blaine WA), and adjust the
days of the week in accordance with sprinkling regulations). For drip
irrigation: Lanscape Drip Zone Calculator.
- For more information on irrigation:
- For lawn sprinkling regulations for Metro Vancouver and
- Landscape lighting: Let me repair or renovate your existing
system. Some lights don't work? All of your lights stopped working and
you need it fixed ASAP? Need a specialty fixture replaced? Adding
lights to your existing system? Not getting the same quality light you
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