The Q&A Archives: Watering System

Question: i don't know much about watering or sprinkers systems. I just want to run an idea by you to see if this works. Iam finishing a mother day gift project,if i put say 10gallon bucket on a table stand with a pipe sticking out of the bottom of the bucket attach to this is a portable timer from the timer 1 and 1/2 discharge hose from there it goes to a toro blue stripe drip 1/4 tubing . the questions is (1) Do i need presure to make the water flow to the toro blue drip. (2) Will the toro blue stripe drip give me a fan spray or can you please provide me with one that will give me adjustment of spray(it's a small area not a big yard 8feetlong by 3feetwide)

Answer: Your plan is a good one. As long as you keep the bucket full, there will be enough pressure for the water to flow down to the drip sprayer. When the timer comes on, the sprinkler head will probably drip at first and then as the pressure increases, it should change to a fan patterned spray. If not, you'll need a smaller sprinkler head so the pressure will increase behind the head and result in a fan spray.

What a clever idea!

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