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Compare Lawn Irrigation and Sprinkler Systems

The differences between DIY Irrigation and the Home Centers are as follows:

1. Design is a key difference.

In our sample home project (shown below), the Home Center's design has 12 zones compared to 6 zones with the DIY Irrigation design. Our design is a custom CAD drawing, not an AutoCAD like the Home Center's. This allows DIY Irrigation, using the Irrigation Association guidelines, to design an efficient irrigation system utilizing the flow available or Gallons Per Minute(GPM) while keeping the velocity of feet per second within limits. This allows us to use fewer but larger zones. Which means less work for you.

2. Our systems use state of the art products and technique.

Example: The home center design uses rigid risers to transition from the PVC Pipe to the sprinklers heads. These risers break easily if a lawn tractor is driven over the head. In addition the PVC piping must be installed perfectly during this type of installation. DIY Irrigation uses swing pipe to transition from the PVC to the sprinkler head. It's a ½" flexible hose that is easier to install because you simply swing the pipe to the area of head placement cut, install the barbed end and head. It also gives you flexibility when something is driven over the heads.

3. Our products are the best in the industry.

Example: Most of our sprinkler heads carry a 5 year product warranty
compared to 1 year or 2 years with the Home Centers products. Our products are built to last, quality commercial grade products.


These are just a few of the many differences in our system compared to the Home Centers. But remember, Design, Products and Installation are the factors that determine whether you will have a Good Sprinkler System or a Great Sprinkler System. We will take care of the superior design and products, you will install the system knowing no corners were cut.

Scroll down and find out why our Lawn Sprinklers, Irrigation Systems, Products and Designs, are truly superior:

DIY Irrigation                      Versus                  Home Centers

1 Each

6 Zone Controller

2 Each

6 Zone Controller

22 Each

Nelson 6000 Gear Driven Heads

26 Each

R-50 Ball Driven Heads

20 Each

6” Rain Bird Spray Bodies

24 Each

6” Rain Bird Spray Bodies

20 Each

Rain Bird Spray Nozzles

24 Each

Rain Bird Spray Nozzles

7 Each

1” Nelson Globe Valves “Auto”

13 Each

¾” Rain Bird Auto-valves

14 Each

Waterproof Wire Connectors

26 Each

Waterproof Wire Connectors

1 Each

Rain Shut-off

1 Each

Rain Shut-off

1 Each

PVC Cutter

1 Each

PVC Cutter

1 Each

PVC Cement

1 Each

PVC Cement

1 Each

PVC Primer

1 Each

PVC Primer

5 Each

18X1X500 Wire

7 Each

18X1X500 Wire

7 Each

Valve Boxes

13 Each

6” Valve Boxes

50 Each

Plotting Flags

50 Each

Plotting Flags

16 Each

SX1/2FPT Elbow 1”

9 Each

SX1/2FPT Elbow ¾”

26 Each

SXSX1/2FPT Tee 1”

27 Each

SXSX1/2FPT Tee ¾”

27 Each

SXS Elbow 1”

24 Each

SXS Elbow ¾”

14 Each

Male Adapter 1”

27 Each

Male Adapter ¾”

22 Each

Barbed Elbow ¾”

14 Each

SX3/4fpt Elbow ¾”

62 Each

Barbed Elbow ½”

12 Each

Sxsx3/4fpt Tee ¾”

1100 Feet

PVC Pipe 1” PR200

1520 Feet

PVC Piping ¾” Sch. 40

100 Feet

Swing Pipe (Funny Pipe)

152 Each

Couplings ¾”

8 Each

Rubber Gloves

50 Each

Cut-Off Risers

1 Each

Custom Cad Drawing

1 Each

Auto Cad Drawing

1 Each

How-To-DVD

Add $200.00 to upgrade Rain Bird R-50 Heads to Rain Bird T-Bird Heads and 12-zone model ESP Controller.

500 Feet

Drip-Line

 

DIY Irrigation Price: $1241.4

Home Center Price: 1475.05

 

In the comparison system, we have estimated that a contractor using DIY Irrigation’s design and comparable products would be in the price range of between $3600.00 and $4200.00. You have just viewed a materials list and pricing of a Home Center, versus a DIY Irrigation system. Keep in mind, due to the difference in technique and design, these systems will not have the same products. This is mainly due to DIY Irrigation’s design using drip line instead of spray heads in the flower beds.

Neither of the above systems include any Backflow products. These may be required in your area. Our getting started page will help you to determine how to find out about your backflow requirements. Our package will include the Backflow Preventer if requested. Most systems will also require the rental of a trencher or pipe pulling machine.


"Remember, When you want a job done right Do-It-Yourself"

Lawn Sprinklers, Irrigation Systems, Products and Design.

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