Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Ortho; 2 edition (January 10, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.2 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Well, not really.What it does is it gives you you detailed, authoritative information on watering systems for your yard and garden. Like all Ortho books it's very clearly illustrated by photographs and drawings that pull you in. It's fun just to sit and flip through the book. It'll teach you how to layout an efficient system that is economical and easy to operate. And it'll tell you when it's time to call in a pro.I've used Ortho books for years on many subjects and always found them top notch. I think you will, too.
This book is great for new homeowners who've found themselves face to face with a drip system for the first time or even an old pro like me whose been fiddling around with drip systems for nearly 10 years. It's clearly written and chock full of helpful illustrations. BRING IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU VENTURE INTO THE DRIP SYSTEM DEPARTMENT AT YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE!
With the drought here in Texas, I wanted to set up a drip system. With all theproducts out there I wasn't sure how to begin. This book is very clear andprecise. I bought & installed, with confidence, what was needed & now have a up and running system.
Not bad for a beginner but some of it is outdated and could use some more information about how to do the calculations on how many heads required in a zone for the amount of water you have in flow and gpm.
Easy to understand and had almost as much information as a more expensive book I purchased. If you are new to working with irrigation systems, this is a good starter book. If you've been doing it awhile, this is not the book you want to purhase.
Con - I bought this book expecting a section on how to repair/adjust existing systems and was very disappointed.Pro - If you are installing a new system it has a lot of great information and is well worth the money
This is a good book for the "do-it-yourself" as it has pictures and helps through out. I borrowed one and upon seeing it, had to have one for my library.
Save your money and buy a current book and/or figure it out on the internet. This book was not what I needed.
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