There are many ways to irrigate a plot. On my farm I choose overhead irrigation using Rain Bird Impact Sprinklers and an Orbit 4 Zone Timer.
These pieces are common, easy to replace and and will last a very long time if taken care of properly.
- Starting with the timer box, you will need adapters to connect the poly tubing to the timer.
- Running the hose to each sprinkler will require a pipe cutter and plumbers tape.
- On & Off Valves are recommended so that you can work on the line and shut off the water to the each header without having to walk all the way back to the timer.
- Always use Hand fitting Perma-Loc 3/4 inch couplers and adapters so there are no pressure losses and every item can be adjusted by hand, for ease of use.
- Always make adjustments before finalizing the irrigation or cutting the line.
- Optional; leave slack or use Tee couplers and Elbow couplers to keep lines nice and tight, instead of curved and in the way.
Rain Bird Impact Sprinkler
4 Zone Timer
General 4 zone watering timer by Orbit, 2 more valves will be needed for a complete set up.
Valves for Expandable Timer
Two of these will complete the set of 4 zones for the previous timer.
Filters particulates, makes heads last a lot longer, put the filter on before the timer.
3/4 Inch Poly Tubing
Used to connect Main Lines to Spinklers
On & Off Valves
Recommended to have on the lines so that flow may be adjusted, pressure, and the ability to turn off the water to the valve on the fly.
Used for fitting the poly tubing to the timers
An additional coupler may be needed to attach the rain birds to the poly, depending on your set up.
2 x 4 x 12 Treated Lumber. Cut in half for 6′ posts for sprinklers. Bury 2′ into the ground for a 4′ tall post.
Pipe U Straps will keep the tubing snug to the post.