Sprinkler System Basics For DIY Installations

Sprinkler System Basics For DIY Installations


Our Sprinkler System Basics tutorial will provide you with the basics of sprinkler irrigation installation and will assist you with product selection for designing a basic sprinkler system.   There are several ways to assemble and install an irrigation sytem, but we have chosen the two most user friendly and commonly used systems for our Canadian climate being Poly Tubing with Insert Fittings and the user friendly Blu-Lock System of components.  Both of these installation methods use common parts for many aspects and have identical installation procedures in virtually all aspects.  They differ only in the way in which the spinkler components are connected and both are reliable and commonly used in the sprinkler installation industry.

Sprinkler Irrigation 123 Tutorial

Click Here for our simple design tutorial complete with examples and sample quotes.  

Installing A Sprinkler Rotor Or Spray BodyA comprehensive how to guide for installing Sprinkler Rotors and Spray Bodies for your Irrigation System using both Blu-Lock and conventional Sprinkler Fittings.  The following areas are illustrated in detail:

Connecting Household Water Supply To Your Irrigation SystemAlthough we recommend having a professional plumb your Irrigation System to your Household Water Supply, this brief Tutorial shows a typical combination of fittings for connecting your initial Water Supply.

Using a Pre-Assembled Manifold for Connecting Sprinkler Valves - This How To Illustration demonstrates the parts required to assemble Valve Manifolds from your Water Source Connection to your Sprinkler Distribution Lines for Both Blu-Lock and Traditional Poly Tubing Systems.

How To Wire Sprinkler Irrigation Valves- Illustration of how to wire Sprinkler Irrigation Solenoid Valves.  See how to wire both single valves used in succession and valves assembled in a manifold. 

Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation For Lawns and Turf - Consider the alternative of sub-surface dirp irrigation for your lawn and new sod projects.  Our complete tutorial will guide you through the simple process of installing one of the most economic and efficient ways to water this summer.