Irrigation 101: All About Sprinkler Heads
What you'll learn
- Learn the principals and concepts that go into selecting the correct sprinkler head and nozzle.
- Watch hands-on demonstrations of adjusting, flushing, replacing every kind of sprinkler head.
- Understand how to easily match precipitation rates across a sprinkler system.
- The course is in English and uses the Imperial Measurement System (inches, feet, pounds)
- Students should understand the basics of water hydraulics, pressure, flow, friction loss, etc.
In this online video course, the latest in our Irrigation 101 Series, you'll be introduced to every major category of sprinkler head that you could encounter on a residential or light commercial property. We'll cover all the relevant concepts such as Matched Precipitation Rates and Head to Head Coverage. Then, we'll drill down into specific product knowledge, discussing and demonstrating adjustment on all the major models in production, as well as some favorites from the past that you will still see in the field. There's a 28 page download with fill-in-the-blanks for greater learning and retention. When you complete the course you'll have an extensive knowledge of: Rotors, and how to replace, adjust, select, and clean out. We'll go through each major manufacturer and drill down into details about the entry level models up to choices for light commercial systems, with differences in available features and options for each. You'll also have intimate knowledge in Spray Heads, also known as pop-ups. We'll discuss features like pressure regulating stems, check valves, and features on the different sizes available on the market. The spray nozzle is just as important as the spray head, so we'll go through different product families and their options like matched precipitation rates, variable arc nozzles, and fixed pattern nozzles. Then we'll cover Rotator Nozzles which are nozzles that have a lower precipitation rate that's usually matched to the Rotors from the manufacturer. We'll also touch on some helpful tools for working on sprinklers.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners in the irrigation or landscaping business as well as do-it-yourselfers.
I've owned three irrigation contracting companies over the last 20 years, and still own and operate Professional Irrigation Services in Greenville, SC. My experience in the business covers the entire range of positions from trench digger to owner, and I've installed and repaired every type and configuration (except for golf courses) of irrigation system. Over the years, I've trained many technicians, and always wished that there was a training system that I could plug a new hire into to get them up and running with fundamental knowledge. Pro Irrigation Training is the answer to that need.