Irrigation 101: Piping Systems
What you'll learn
- Install and repair the pipe and tubing systems used for irrigation.
- Please take our free course, Irrigation 101: Introduction To Irrigation and Sprinklers. We build on the water hydraulics info covered there.
This course covers the pipe and tubing systems used for irrigation. You will learn real world skills such as; how to glue PVC pipe, solder copper joints, install and repair polyethylene pipe, repair Pex and Galvanized Steel, use specialty fittings like unions, slip-fixes, push-to-fit fittings, and learn to read a friction loss chart. We'll also drill down on details like; different thread types, the proper application of thread tape and pipe dope, and specialized tips that will make you more efficient and productive. This knowledge is indispensable to a new irrigation technician or DIY landscaper or gardener. This course is part 3 of our Irrigation 101 series. We're laying the foundations of knowledge, then we'll add on specific product knowledge. The format is classroom style lectures supplemented with video of real world and simulated repairs on key piping systems. You can download a 14 page PDF with fill-in-the blanks to keep as a field reference.
Who this course is for:
- This series of courses is for the entry level irrigation technician, landscaper, or DIY gardener that wants to know how to properly use irrigation.
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.