Irrigation Sprinklers
Irrigation Sprinklers
Irrigation sprinklers mimics natural rainfall by the use of a method of applying
irrigation water. Water is distributed though a system of pipes usually by city water
pressure. It is then sprayed above the plants through sprinklers so that it breaks up into
small water drops which fall to the ground. The water supply system, sprinklers and
operating conditions must be designed to enable a uniform application of water.
Many irrigation sprinkler systems are buried in the ground with their supporting pipes,
although above ground and moving sprinklers are common. Most irrigation sprinklers
operate through hydraulic and electric means and are grouped together in sections that
can be turned on and off by actuating a electric solenoid-controlled valve.
Irrigation sprinklers are used as part of a irrigation system, consisting of plumbing
parts, pipes and a controller. Pipes are connected to the water source by way of
plumbing fittings and the control system opens and closes electric valves to provide
water from a program on the controller. The control provided varies depending on the
equipment used; some systems are fully automated and even consider rainfall, runoff
and evaporation, while others demand more user attention for the same results.
Residential irrigation sprinklers vary widely in their size, cost and sophistication. They
include impact, oscillating, rotor, spray, drip sprinklers, and underground sprinkler
systems. Sprinklers are available at the local hardware stores and local irrigation
distributors. These are often attached to an outdoor water faucet and are placed only
temporarily. Other systems may be professionally installed permanently in the ground
and are attached permanently to a home’s plumbing system.
Permanently installed systems may often operate on timers or other automated
processes. They are occasionally installed with retractable heads for aesthetic and
practical reasons (making damage during lawn mowing or other maintenance less
likely). These are often programmed to operate at certain times of day or on some
other schedule. This has been an introduction to Irrigation Sprinklers.
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Irrigation Sprinklers
Irrigation sprinklers mimics natural rainfall by the use of a method of applying
irrigation water. Water is distributed though a system of pipes usually by city water pressure. It is then sprayed above the plants through sprinklers so that it breaks up into small water drops which fall to the ground. The water supply system, sprinklers and operating conditions must be designed to enable a uniform application of water.
Many irrigation sprinkler systems are buried in the ground with their supporting pipes, although above ground and moving sprinklers are common. Most irrigation sprinklers operate through hydraulic and electric means and are grouped together in sections that can be turned on and off by actuating a electric solenoid-controlled valve.
Irrigation sprinklers are used as part of a irrigation system, consisting of plumbing
parts, pipes and a controller. Pipes are connected to the water source by way of
plumbing fittings and the control system opens and closes electric valves to provide water from a program on the controller. The control provided varies depending on the equipment used; some systems are fully automated and even consider rainfall, runoff and evaporation, while others demand more user attention for the same results.

Residential irrigation sprinklers vary widely in their size, cost and sophistication. They
include impact, oscillating, rotor, spray, drip sprinklers, and underground sprinkler
systems. Sprinklers are available at the local hardware stores and local irrigation
distributors. These are often attached to an outdoor water faucet and are placed only
temporarily. Other systems may be professionally installed permanently in the ground and are attached permanently to a home’s plumbing system.

Permanently installed systems may often operate on timers or other automated
processes. They are occasionally installed with retractable heads for aesthetic and
practical reasons (making damage during lawn mowing or other maintenance less
likely). These are often programmed to operate at certain times of day or on some
other schedule. This has been an introduction to Irrigation Sprinklers.