Sprinkler Irrigation 123 Tutorial - Using Standard Insert Fittings and Solenoids

Sprinkler Irrigation 123 Tutorial - Using Standard Insert Fittings and Solenoids


  1. Using Blu-Lock Tubing and Fittings and Solenoids based on our 4 Zone Example.
  2. Using Standard Insert Fittings and Solenoids based on our 4 Zone Example.
  3. Using a Hose End Timer with our 2 Zone Example.
  4. Using Hose End Timer with our 2 Zone Example Using Blu-Lock Tubing and Fittings.

2. Using Standard Insert Fittings and Solenoids based on our 4 Zone Example.

Okay, lets start from the beginning, where we started planning and start putting things together.  We will take another look at our Spray Head diagram.

 

The last part of the front yard to look at is the side of the house which can be tackled by using Side and Corner Strip Nozzles.

 

  1. MP2000-90    - 25.8    gph (90 degrees)
  2. MP3000-90    - 51.6    gph (90 degrees)
  3. MP2000-90    - 25.8    gph (90 degrees)
  4. MP800SR-90 - 13.8    gph (90 degrees)
  5. MP800SR-90 - 25.2    gph (180 degrees)
  6. MP800SR-90 - 25.2    gph (180 degrees)
  7. MP800SR-90 - 25.2    gph (180 degrees)
  8. MP2000-90    - 46.2    gph (180 degrees)
  9. MP3000-90    - 109.2  gph (180 degrees)

 

      Total                       348     gph

 

  1. MPLCS515    - 13.2   gph  (5 x 15 Left Corner)
  2. MPSS530       - 26.4   gph  (5 x 30 Centre Strip)
  3. MPRCS515    - 13.2   gph  (5 x 15 Right Corner)

 

      Total                       400.8 gph 

 

      WE TOLD YOU WE WOULD REVISIT THIS….

 

MP Rotator Nozzles

MP2000-90

3

MP3000-90

2

MP800SR-90

4

MPLCS515

1

MPSS530

1

MPRCS515

1

Now we need Spray Heads for each of the Nozzles.  Since we based all of our calculations on using a 40 PSI Pressure Regulating, this is the product we will choose.

MAX4PRS40-CV

12

A Swing Assembly for Each Spray Head

SJ-506

12

We now need our Connection Fittings for each of the spray heads.  For this we will need to revisit our zone layout diagram.

 

As you can see heads 2, 3, 8, and 11 will be installed inline, while the remaining heads are at and end point in the line. 

Of the 8 end of line heads you will see that 4,5,6, and 7 are branched off.  This was due to no being able to bend the tubing around the shape of the garden, but in most cases wouldn’t be necessary.  We’ll revisit this when we choose our fittings.

KT007C – For the inline heads

4

1407-101 – For end of line heads

8

That cover all we need for installing the spray heads and nozzles.  Now we’ll move on to tubing and layout fittings.  We will be using ¾” tubing throughout this design which would be common for a layout of this size.

NSF07400 – 400 ft. Roll of ¾” Blu-Lock Tubing

1

TLDL9-1201 – 100 ft. Roll of Techline DL Drip Tubing for Drip Zone

1

We will now look at fittings for the tubing.  In this example there are very few fittings required and they are simple to see.  For sharp corners we need elbows and for T’s for Tee’s.  All Blu-Lock fittings can be found HERE.

ZONE 1

 

1406-007 – Elbow at head 3

1

For heads 4,5,6, and 7 we have two choices we can either use a BL401-007 for each T, or we could use a KT007D and BL436-007 if we don’t want to cut the tubing at each T.   We’ll just go with BL401-007’s for this example. 

1401-007

4

ZONE 2

 

1406-007 – Elbow at head 2

1

ZONE 3

 

1406-007 - Elbow for Tubing Layout

1

1401-007 - T for Tubing Layout

1

ZONE 4 Drip Zone (you can revisit our brief discussion on the drip zone to see parts assortment layout)

1435-007

1

A475S155

1

DD-PR20LF

1

430-007

1

T17075MA

1

You may also want to purchase some directional fittings for the Drip Line, which can be found in the category 17 mm Drip Line Fittings and Accessories.  They are inexpensive and come in handy, so we always recommend buying a few more than you think you need.

T17COUP – Couplers for joining tubing and repairs

5

T17TEE

3

T17ELL

5

T17SOV – For draining the system during winterization.

1

Almost there!  We now will move to the valve manifold assembly.  Please refer to the illustrations provided.  The only change will be using 2 x 2 port manifolds with a union rather than 1 x 3 port manifold illustrated in the photo provided earlier in the guide.  We will work backwards from the tubing to the water source connection.

1436-131 – 1” MPT to ¾” Blu-Lock

4

N-100-H – Solenoid Valve

4

03105 – Male Adapter

4

03108 – 2 Port Manifold

2

03110 – Union Fitting to Join 2 x 2 Port Manifold

1

03102 – End Cap

1

03107 – Female Adapter

1

1436-131 – Connection 03107 for Water Source Hose

1

We will now hook up to a standard hose bib for our water source. 

1435-007

1

DD-FH4

1

Controller and Accessories

HRC 400 WIFI – 8 Zone Controller (you can choose whatever controller you like)

1

18 2 100 - Irrigation Wire 100 ft 2 Conductor

1

WPWN-S - Silicone Wire Nuts – Small (4 for each valve and one for common wires)

5

NDS119TBC Valve Box

1

MPTOOL – MP Rotator Adjustment Tool

1

BL-RTL-07 – Blu-Lock ¾” Fittings Removal Tool

1

BLP-CUT-25-1X – Blu-Lock Cutting Tool

1

#12 SSGC Stainless Steel Gear Clamp

20

 

Here is the order we created.  Please note prices are subject to change.

 

 

As you can see this system is very similar in price to the Blu-Lock system but does lack some of the convenience of push lock fittings.

 

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