Increasing outside water pressure for sprinkler system

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      M. Anne Hughes

      Hello Everyone,
      I am installing 3/4 flexible tubing outside with sprinkler heads attached. Water pressure out of the outside faucet is 80lbs. I am on county water and not a well. When I put 4 heads on the line I end up with 20 pounds at the end of the line. Is there anything I could connect to outside that will keep the pressure consistant or increase the pressure outside so that more than one zone can be run at the same time.

    • #291052
      fourth year
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      You have to test the pressure at the beginning of the line and also at the house connection while the zone is operating. You could have too small a pipe if the pressure at the beginning is still in the 60-80 psi range. If the beginning pressure is also low, but the house pressure is high then the problem is your operating valve or inlet piping. If you connected to a small pipe at the house, then it could also be too small to operate the sprinklers. You may have to have a plumber check the system.

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      racefanone
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      Why do you want more than one zone running at one time ? You would be defeating the purpose of a zone valve.

    • #291054
      racefanone
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      Why would you want to run more than one zone at a time?You would be defeating the purpose of the zone valve,thats why they are called zone valves.

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