How many Octa-Bubblers can I put on a single control valve?
An Octa-Bubbler demand is always going to stay consistent. Providing the manifold with the variables it needs to provide water properly is going to be reliant on proper system design. Taking into account the combination of component demand and water lost to friction in the laterals will help provide an idea of how much demand should be put on the system. When in doubt use more Hydro zones to break up the individual demand of each zone. Designing for more valves will lead to a larger automation controller but will make it easier to provide each emission device with the water it needs.
Another note when sizing laterals, the laterals coming out of the secondary side of the pump should never be larger than the outlet provided by the pump manufacturer. If the pump manufacturer provided an outlet of 1”, lateral lines in the individual zones should never be larger than 1”. Ideally the lines are dropped in size to save on pipe expenses and to keep supply lines manageable in times of maintenance and in the event of a lateral break.
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