What is a good water pressure booster?

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Old 06-02-18, 04:52 PM
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What is a good water pressure booster?

I'm putting some garden hose sprinkler on my lawn. The last sprinkler does not have any pressure at all. I'm wondering if there is any recommended garden hose water pressure booster. Any help is much appreciated.
 
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Are you on city water straight in from the street.....or do you have a well and pressure tank ?
 
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How much pressure do you have at the spigot?
 
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On my city water from the street. At the spigot I have around 61psi. At this point, I only have two sprinkler and it's already not able to turn.
 
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Pressure only tells you how much psi you have when no water is flowing. The key for you is how much water you can get out of that spigot and at what pressure. You won't be able to easy pump more water than your sillcock can provide. A booster pump won't "suck" more water out of the spigot.
 
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So what are my options? How are the professionals do it?
 
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I only have two sprinkler
Running one at a time would be the easiest solution!
 
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Professionals don't irrigate with a garden hose. If using a garden hose you are limited to what your sillcock and hose will provide. One of the first things a professional installing an irrigation system will do is check the volume and pressure of the water supply. Then they will size the irrigation zones to work with it.
 
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Besides the durability and perhaps the size of the hose, what advantage in regard to pressure/flow do the hose/pipe that professionals use? I have seen sprinkler systems where there are any where from 3-10 sprinklers on a residential house. Thus, I was curious how they are able to "size" their system to supply that many sprinklers at once.
 
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Why not have some landscapers/gardeners come over and tell them what you seek. Ask for bids. You will learn a lot....and you may or may not use their services.
 
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Most irrigation systems are tied directly into the water main to the house. They tie in with nice big pipe to insure the best possible flow and pressure. And they still size the irrigation zone to work with the water source.

You are trying to run sprinklers off a sillcock on the side of the house and through long flexible garden hoses. In your situation the water has to go through a PRV, numerous bends and fittings, a filter if you have it and who knows what size pipe to get to the sillcock. Your house's water main might be able to supply 30 gpm with good pressure but your sillcock might only do 5 gpm and you might be down to 3 or 4 at the end of a garden hose.
 
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Thanks, Pilot Dane, for the detailed information. I've learned quite a bit on this expedition. Eventually I will hire a professional to put in a sprinkler system but at this point I'm not ready yet since I'm still doing some yard landscaping/designing. So until I'm satisfy with everything, I'm putting off installing in-ground sprinkler system. However, I do not want my lawn to die during this summer especially new grass. That is why I was wondering. Again, thank for all the responses.
 
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If you are going to install an irrigation system at some point in the future you could do some of the work now. Tie in a nice big line into your water main. Temporarily plumb a spigot or two into this new line to feed your sprinklers this summer. Then the water line can be reused when you do your irrigation system.
 
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Okay, I've decided to hire professionals to come and install the irrigation system for my lawn. What type of questions should I be asking before deciding on a particular installer service? What brands of materials or sprinklers are consider good or best?
 
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I would read up and educate myself about irrigation systems. That way you'll have some idea what to expect and can determine if the installers plan is a good one.
 
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Any good reliable source where I can read up more about irrigation systems?
 
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I would start by reading on the Rainbird website as if you were going to install the system yourself. You can even do all the steps for their free design service but don't submit your information. The process will teach you a lot of what is required for planning an irrigation system. You can also check other manufacturers websites to see what they offer.
 
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Does anyone have any experience or opinions about the Toro irrigation systems?
 
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