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Old 7/4/18, 9:47 PM
Brad Eberly Brad Eberly is offline
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The photo that I chose today on Sprinkler and Irrigation is that of a completely busted sprinkler head. This head may have broken underground due to the excessive water ponding around the sprinkler head. It is easily recommended to repair irrigation system.

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Old 7/4/18, 9:50 PM
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I chose to study the info graphic on the irrigation system. I was not aware of the head placements being different depending on the area you live in. Low wind areas need greater spacing between heads than high wind areas.

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Old 7/5/18, 11:11 AM
Jeff Diehl Jeff Diehl is offline
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An anti-siphon or back-flow prevention device is needed to help protect the systems potable water source from reverse flow and contamination. The two most common devices used in residential irrigation systems are Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers and Double Check Valve assemblies.

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Old 7/6/18, 2:48 PM
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the hose bib vacuum breaker at the subject property appeared to malfunction when tested with an uncalibrated pressure gauge and a pulsation was observed consult a competent and licensed plumbing contractor to correctly identify the cause and repair or replace as needed before the end of you inspection contingency

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Old 7/6/18, 2:57 PM
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the graphic of the lawn sprinkler head spraying on a deck support post is labeled as contributing to post decay with no decay evident this is an erroneous comment and time, wood species, amount of irrigation and numerous other factors need to be considered as well as providing a better graphic
has Randy Mayo agreed to do graphics...this one requires improvement
https://d255gsaraiiffl.cloudfront.net/gallery/images/exterior/decks_and_balconies/lawn-sprinkler-decay.jpg

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Old 7/9/18, 1:53 PM
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Lawn sprinkler sprays water on deck post during regular irrigation cycle. This condition causes wood rot due to wood not having chance to completely dry. Recommend having sprinkler head adjusted to prevent damage to deck support. Proper sprinkler distribution should only put water on landscaping.

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Old 7/9/18, 2:08 PM
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Sprinkler must be vertical in order for proper functioning. The sprinkler head should be flush to grade to prevent possibility of damage. Recommend having sprinkler adjusted to allow for optimal performance. Consult with qualified irrigation specialist to evaluate possible solutions.

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Old 7/10/18, 9:55 PM
Alden Speer, #22344 Alden Speer, #22344 is offline
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During the inspection of the lawn irrigation system, all 7 zones were operated and inspected for proper function and coverage. A damaged sprinkler head was observed in zone 4 of the front lawn. The water stream was observed spraying in a vertical direction.

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Old 7/10/18, 10:01 PM
Alden Speer, #22344 Alden Speer, #22344 is offline
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Research & Writing Assignment:

I studied the basic irrigation photo. In this photo, I gained a better understanding of how the system works, including how the clock connects to the zone control valves below grade, which allows the water to flow to the desired zone.

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Old 7/11/18, 10:23 PM
Corey Brasfield, FLHI11072 Corey Brasfield, FLHI11072 is offline
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I like to include the attached photo in all of my inspection reports, as the typical homeowner does not have basic knowledge of the various types of irrigation nozzle spray patterns, or where they are best suited for installation. Having this knowledge in hand allows them to troubleshoot their irrigation system installation and make changes where necessary at low cost.

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Old 7/11/18, 10:33 PM
Corey Brasfield, FLHI11072 Corey Brasfield, FLHI11072 is offline
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https://www.nachi.org/gallery/?level=picture&id=2808 Irrigation
Having a basic understanding of the complexity of a residential property irrigation system can help a homeowner save both time and money wasted on excessive water usage and costly repairs. A well maintained system will last years and pay for itself over time, but a poorly maintained system will be a headache and money pit.

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Old 7/13/18, 8:25 PM
Travis Williamson Travis Williamson is offline
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There was a grapevine irrigation system was connected to zone 6 of the sprinkler system located in the back yard. There were several leaks observed in the grapevine irrigation system when operated. Further evaluation and or repair by a licensed irrigator is advised.

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Old 7/13/18, 8:31 PM
Travis Williamson Travis Williamson is offline
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There are several types of spray nozzles used in a sprinkler system depending on the application needed. Sprinkler heads should not be allowed to spray onto the house. This can cause damage to exterior wall coverings over time. The heads should be adjusted to prevent spraying onto the house. Further evaluation and or repair by a licensed irrigator is advised.

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Old 7/16/18, 3:04 AM
Kenneth Mees Kenneth Mees is offline
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Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Thanks to a google search I was able to obtain a photo of a vacuum breaker that you would typically find in the field. The vacuum breaker makes it so water would not be allowed to be sucked back into the houses drinking water.

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Old 7/16/18, 3:07 AM
Kenneth Mees Kenneth Mees is offline
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To make it easy on myself I chose the deck wood rot due to irrigation. This is very important due to the fact that anything that rots will cost money down the road. As always keep water away from any foundation whether it be the house, deck, patio, etc.

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