Installing Sprinkler Systems

This online video course is about installing irrigation / sprinkler systems for residential and light commercial properties. Beginners can take this course with some basic knowledge of irrigation systems. We suggest that you have already taken our courses:

Introduction to Irrigation and Sprinkler Systems

Irrigation Piping Systems

All About Sprinkler Heads

​Be sure to download the 30 page Study Guide and set of Friction Loss Charts by Hunter Ind. from the link in the first lesson. We recommend that you follow along in real time with our System Planning Exercises. You'll gain so much confidence by having gone through the process in this course.

The course is in English and uses the Imperial Measurement System (inches, feet, pounds.) We hope to provide lessons in Metric and Spanish at some point in the future. For now, download Hunter's Friction Loss Charts PDF that has a conversion chart for Metric / Imperial.

Some things you'll learn:
* How to sketch a property at the initial site visit
* What information to gather at the site visit
* How to manually draw a scale plan on graph paper
* Calculate the total friction loss for the system
* Determine the dynamic pressure and available water
* How to select sprinklers for the system and where to place them
* How to group the sprinklers together into zones
* Plot the layout of the pipes and wiring
* Three different ways of determining the size of the pipes
* Two different methods of installing pipes
* Five ways of boring under driveways and sidewalks
* The process of flushing the system and installing the heads

Who should take this course?
Landscaping and Lawn Care professionals wanting to expand their service offerings and make more money.
Beginners in the irrigation / sprinkler business wanting a comprehensive, real-world education.
DIY homeowners, gardeners, etc.

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New Technician Training

Beginner level

Lifetime Access

Video & Print

19 Lessons

Over 3 hrs of Video Content

30 Page PDF Download

Testing & Certificaton

Section Quizes

Certificate of Completion

Installing Sprinkler Systems

Section 1: Site Visit

The Site Visit

Client Consultation

Measuring the Property

Section 2: Design the System

Draw Scale Plan

Symbols for Plan

Select Sprinklers and Add to Plan

Select Sprinkler Pt 2

Determine Pressure and Flow

Group Heads Into Zones

Pipe Sizing Basic

Pipe Sizing Advanced

One Pipe Size

Final Steps for Plan

Section 3: Installing the System

Coordinate With Homeowner And 811

Pipe Installation Methods

Assembling the System

Boring Under Driveways and Sidewalks

Installing Heads

Finalizing Install and Clean Up

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Enroll now and begin your journey towards a high level of knowledge, competence, and confidence in the irrigation / sprinkler system industry. This course can be taken by itself, but it's also part of our Certification Program for "Professional Irrigation Technician."

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