Irrigation Design

  • Steve Hata posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 6 months ago

    Hello,
    Has anyone spec’d or installed the Rainmaster Weather Center II on-site weather station? It looks like this is a weather station with some commercial qualities. I’m looking to spec. it in a urban community center project.

    thanks,

    steve

  • Mario Martin posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 6 months ago

    Mark,
    There is a website with an irrigation tutorial created by a landscape architect. It is a good overall primer for understanding the fundamentals of irrigation design. I’ve read through parts of it and find it easy to follow. Jess Stryker, the LA who wrote it, is also very humorous throughout making the subject a bit more engaging. Go to…[Read more]

  • Paul Bassett posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 6 months ago

    Mark,
    Are you looking to get into designing irrigation systems? If so, I would recommend taking a class that is taught by the Irrigation Association, or a local community college.

  • Mark Simmons posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 6 months ago

    Hello, I’m looking for some education advice. How important is it to take an irrigation course? The LA program I’m in doesn’t offer anything regarding irrigation.

  • Marko posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Bill,

    Exactly, LandFx uses hatch patterns instead of trying to place the poly line around the shrubs, and calling out the emitters in the schedule. I think its much cleaner this way.

    No it wont warn you of increased precip rates (we still have to use our brains as designers)…..

  • Bill Kisich posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 8 months ago

    Yeah, it looks like a great time saver. Although anything is faster then the way I do it, so I’m probably no the best person to judge. Are you asking if you should draw in the spaghetti and/or the poly? Too much detail is a waste IMO. The contractor won’t follow it anyway. The hatch patterns look fine. You’ve called out the emitter size for each…[Read more]

  • Marko posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 8 months ago

    Hello folks,

    I have uploaded a sample drip plan that I designed using LandFx irrigation. (I’ve been using the software for 5 years now) I’d like to know what you think of the way LandFx handles drip irrigation. The page also explains how LandFx calcs the drip areas (its very cool.)

    http://www.atomicirrigation.com/example_drip.html

    mark

  • Let’s discuss it over the phone as it’s better for Q&A situations. Call me at 801-295-5335 days and early evenings. I’m usually in, don’t leave message. Dave Racker, FASLA

  • Marko posted an update in the group Group logo of Irrigation DesignIrrigation Design 10 years, 8 months ago

    Hello all,

    Anyone use Landfx for Drip??? Im starting an irrigation project and id love to get another opinion about using the hatch patterns vs drawing in the flex hose/emitters…..

    m

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