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A brief overview of the installation process is provided here to help you understand the amount of work required to install a complete sprinkler system. These instructions are not intended to answer all of your questions, but we hope they will be enough to help you decide if you want to tackle the installation yourself. A very detailed set of installation instructions will be provided upon request for customers who order a backflow preventer, sprinklers, valves and a controller from us. The detailed instructions which you can request cover the following subjects in depth:
We provide a free description of how to adjust sprinkler systems for optimum efficiency as a way for you to see an example of our instructions. We also provide information on how to install a backflow preventer since we want to be sure everyone does at least THAT part right. We'd be sick (and so would you neighbors) if you didn't install a safe backflow preventer. We hope you'll agree that our instructions cover issues you never thought of and will save you a lot of time and money.
Installation of a sprinkler system is something that is within the ability of most healthy people who have a reasonable level of experience with electrical, plumbing and landscaping work. While the amount of time required to complete a sprinkler system varies considerably from one person to another, a total of 50 hours of work is typically required. A sprinkler system installation is not a small job, but it can be completed in small pieces over several weeks or all at once, allowing you to set the pace of the work.
A brief description of the work involved is given below:
We provide a detailed set of installation instructions with all complete part sets ordered from us. The instructions are far more complete than the list above, and are very useful to any person who has not worked professionally as a licensed irrigator or licensed installer. These instructions have been used by do-it-yourselfers, and as we come across issues not previously encountered, we add these to the instructions also. By continually improving the instructions, they are quite complete and targeted to the do-it-yourselfers out there.