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Nova Scotia Automatic Irrigation System

(1)  The first step in the installation process is to ‘flag out’ the areas to be covered by irrigation.  A flag will be placed in the turf or flower bed where each sprinkler will be located.

(2)  Pipe is then put into the ground at a depth of approximately 8 inches.  This is done by a machine (Ditch Witch) that leaves virtually no mess to your existing lawn.  There is no ‘trenching’ to lay the pipe.

 (3)  Connections are made at various points throughout the system and sprinklers are placed at each flag.

(4)  Each zone of the system will be completed with all the sprinklers being connected as well.

(5)  The valve box must be built on-site so as to reflect the layout of the property.

(6)  The next step is to hook each zone main line into the electric solenoid valve.  This is done at the junction called the valve box.

(7)  The valve box is set into the ground with the lid at ground level so as to allow access to the valves by removing the lid.

(8)  The water source line is connected in the valve box from the water source.

(9)  A wire is run from the valve box to the place where the controller is to be mounted.  This wire will also be buried in the lawn with the machine.

(10)  A rain sensor will be mounted on the eve of the building (house or garage) with the wire being run back to the site of the controller.

(11)  The controller will be mounted and all wires from the solenoid valves and the rain sensor hooked up at this time.

(12)  Water is turned on to the system.

(13)  All zone are tested.

(14)  Sprinklers are set to spray in the right direction avoiding buildings, driveways, and roads.

(15)  The customer will be given a ‘hands on’ demonstration on how the system works in its entirety.

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