Municipalities

Even if you have drained the water out of your irrigation system, some water remains and can freeze, expand, and crack PVC piping (rigid, white pipe). Polyethylene pipe (flexible, black pipe) is used in many freezing climates. Although polyethylene pipe is more flexible and can expand under pressure, water left inside can freeze and rupture the pipe walls. Freezing water in the backflow assembly will damage the internal components and can crack the brass body.

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The Cycle and Soak feature allows you to split a station’s run time into more usable, shorter watering durations. This feature is useful when applying water to slopes and tight soils because it automatically applies water more slowly, helping to prevent runoff from occurring. You should enter the Cycle time as a fraction of the station's watering time, and the Soak time as the minimum number of minutes required before watering can occur again for the next Cycle. The total number of cycles is determined by taking the total programmed station run time and dividing it by the Cycle time.

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REL 2 is used to allow multiple controllers to operate the same low-voltage device

(Master Valve or Pump Start Relay). 

IMPORTANT: REL 2 is NEVER connected to high voltage. It is for 24VAC devices, only.

Diagrams listed below:

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The trajectory and spray height of the water stream leaving a sprinkler nozzle is important information when designing and installing irrigation systems.

                                    

A = Degrees of trajectory

B = Max Height of Spray

C = Distance from head to Maximum Height

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  • Regularly check the Eco-Indicator to identify leaks or clogs in the system.
  • Check any subsurface system on a regular schedule by viewing the health of the planted materials.
  • Manually flush the system after repairs to the mat and dripline.
  • Regularly clean the drip kit filter as required by the water source.
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Install and use soil moisture sensor (Soil-Clik®) on or just above the mat to maximize water savings and reduce overwatering.

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  • Keep the Eco-Mat lightly moist at all times.
  • Eco-Mat emitters flow at a rate of 0.6 gallons per hour (2.2 liters per hour). With consistent 14-inch (35-centimeter) laterals, the application rate will be 0.83 inches per hour (2.1 centimeters per hour).
  • Continuous run time should not exceed 10 minutes.
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We recommend using a temporary supplemental overhead irrigation system to establish plant material in conjunction with the subsurface system.

Temporary supplemental overhead irrigation can be stopped once roots have grown into the irrigated zone. Approximate grown-in periods include:

2-6 weeks for shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers during the growing season or until plant material roots have established in Eco-Mat irrigated zone

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  1. In general, slightly sandy soil (sandy loam) is ideal for subsurface irrigation; this is because “medium” textured soils have the greatest amount of water available to plants due to lower capillary forces. Follow recommendations from the soils report.
  2. Backfilling on top of the installed mat can be done by hand or via machine. To avoid damage to the mat and dripline, place at least 4 inches (10 centimeters) of compacted soil on top of the mat before using mechanized equipment.
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