How a Sprinkler System Works

16 Mar

Sprinklers are an excellent form of irrigation system. They make watering your plants or crops much easier. In this video, you will learn how they work.

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According to the video, there are five components to sprinkler systems. They are the the pipe tubing, valves, sprinkler heads, backflow preventer, and the control system consisting of the timer, controller, and clock. The water source supplies water to the main line from the residence. The backflow preventer keeps contaminated water from going back into the residence. The control tells the valves when to open or close. Each valve controls a group of sprinklers called a zone or station. The timer controls when these valves open which controls the sprinklers. Water pressure is used to shoot water out of the sprinklers according to the timer. Generally PVC pipe is used for these sprinklers. There are several types of sprinkler heads. These are pop-ups, shrub-types, and rotor-type sprinklers. Pop-ups are used for low plants and shrub-types are used for taller plants. Rotor type sprinklers use multiple stream to water large areas. The type of sprinkler you choose will depend on the plants and area you need watered.


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