Posted June 15, 2011 - 09:58 PM
Posted June 16, 2011 - 05:36 AM
Well a couple weeks ago i damed up a small branch in the back yard up hill from the garden. I started with 1 sewer pipe then 3 2 inch pvc, then 1 inch pvc then 1/2 inch pvc, Am getting good flow. But want to try to put pressure on. Thinking about getting 50-60 ft sewer pipe then take it to 2 inch then down to 1 inch. Now the question is will the larger pipe help booast the pressure up some to run it up hill just a little where it will couer the whole garden??????? Thanks for all the good answers i know i will get.
Dale I always thought that the smaller the pipe the more pressure you can get? Are you flowing the water downhill and trying to get pressure? If that is the case then running the large pipe as far as you can and then dropping to size would be about the best that you are going to get. Might have to put a pump on it to get the pressure you might be looking for.
Posted June 16, 2011 - 05:37 AM
" gravity irrigation system " you should be able to find something close to what your trying to do . I'm looking into a gravity drip irrigation for my garden , I don't have much water to waste and want something that I don't need to stand there with a hose or watering can like I do now, Al
Posted June 16, 2011 - 06:02 AM
Years ago I had an irrigation system for my Apple trees with a similar situation. I did have a 3hp gas engine pump to assist when the water level got low.
Posted June 16, 2011 - 06:24 AM
Posted June 16, 2011 - 07:29 AM
Posted June 16, 2011 - 10:19 AM
We use a few 55gallon plastic drums to collect water from downspouts. The ones we use come from a bakery and have had baking soda or vinegar in them. They are cheap at about 15$ each. Works for us.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted June 16, 2011 - 11:29 AM
And the key to water pressure is the height of the tower(they may pump to fill the tower but gravity feed from there). My home must be equal or close to the height of the suppying tower becase I have low pressure from the rural Water company.
In my last home, I was on the bottom of a large hill and the tower was on top so had good pressure, but low volume. The previous owner had hooked to the feed with 1/2" pipe and when I changed to 3/4" volume impoved greatly.
It's all a compromise but you may need to pump to a tower to get what your looking for?
Or is the elevation such that you could gravity feed to an improvised tower to increase the pressure along the route to your garden?
Edited by JD DANNELS, June 16, 2011 - 11:46 AM.
Posted June 16, 2011 - 05:35 PM
Posted June 16, 2011 - 06:50 PM
- dstaggs said thank you
Posted June 16, 2011 - 09:57 PM