Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Existing homeowners should be given options for water line size

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am

My new water meter was installed last year, and for some time now I have noticed that some heads on two of my sprinkler lines aren't popping up. I looked at my latest water bill, which indicated that a 3/4-inch meter was installed. This was confirmed by a Public Works employee.

Since the water lines coming into the house are 1 inch, and my system is predicated upon the gallons per minute delivered by a 1-inch line, it's no wonder that I'm having coverage problems.

To correct the situation, I had to disconnect certain lines and then connect them to others. This was a lot of work and far from an ideal solution, since each line has a different watering time. My question is: Why aren't existing homeowners being given the option of a 1-inch meter?

Alan Goldberg

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Ed Walters posted at 5:08 pm on Fri, Mar 15, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 353

    Mr. Goldberg : After a zero responce to your letter, perhaps I can answer it. The plumbing contractor will install the water pipe as per instructed by the engineer and then backfilled long before the home owner takes possession. All pipe under a slab floor is 1" copper, no steel or PVC pipe. With 1" PVC leading from the main to the valve at your house where it is adapted to copper. It`s not the size that counts, it`s the pressure behind it. Check your sprinklers, there dirty. 3/4" meter size doesn`t matter, most people haven`t a clue how their water, gas and underground utilities get to their home to begin with. PG&E now installs high pressure plastic pipe at 60 PSI., and did away with low pressure and steel pipe. So now your house is fed by a 1/2" direct buried plastic pipe to the regulator which then down grades the pressure to 8" in water column which feeds your gas stove, heater, gas dryer and any other gas appliances such as a hot tub. Hope that helps[smile]

     

Recent Comments

Posted 17 hours ago by Joe Baxter.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Fighting for "civil rights". Who defines civil rights? It is clear the LGBT isn't stopping at "civil rights", they are …

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Brian Dockter.

article: Letter: Obamacare is not the program pr…

And of course it's not a matter of plagiarizing. It's what's plagiarized. Right, Ms. Bobbin?

More...

Posted 19 hours ago by Brian Dockter.

article: Letter: Obamacare is not the program pr…

Chuckle, Had the letter been plagiarism and thus citing the positive attributes of Obamacare, we wouldn't have heard a peep of criticism f…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Christina Welch.

article: Letter: Pastor Frank Nolton forgets abo…

Well said, Mr Heuer. Your line about is it a woman or a man made me think of the song "Turn the Page." That'd be the perfect t…

More...

Posted Yesterday by Christina Welch.

article: San Joaquin County supervisors approve …

You are a good man, Walter.... Quack on, baby!! [beam]

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 100

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists