Irrigation 101: Piping Systems

Learn all about using and repairing PVC, Polyethylene, Copper, Pex, and Galvanized Steel.

This course covers the pipe and tubing systems used for irrigation. You will learn real world skills such as; how to glue PVC pipe, solder copper joints, install and repair polyethylene pipe, repair Pex and Galvanized Steel, use specialty fittings like unions, slip-fixes, push-to-fit fittings, and learn to read a friction loss chart. We’ll also drill down on details like; different thread types, the proper application of thread tape and pipe dope, and specialized tips that will make you more efficient and productive. This knowledge is indispensable to a new irrigation technician or DIY landscaper or gardener. This course is part 3 of our Irrigation 101 series. We’re laying the foundations of knowledge, then we’ll add on specific product knowledge. The format is classroom style lectures supplemented with video of real world and simulated repairs on key piping systems. You can download a 14 page PDF with fill-in-the blanks to keep as a field reference.

What you’ll learn

  • Install and repair the pipe and tubing systems used for irrigation..

Course Content

  • Introduction To The Course –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Piping Systems / PVC –> 8 lectures • 1hr 24min.
  • Piping Systems / Polyethylene –> 3 lectures • 23min.
  • Copper, PEX, And Steel –> 5 lectures • 27min.
  • Threaded Fittings –> 3 lectures • 8min.
  • Compression Fittings –> 2 lectures • 9min.
  • Reading A Friction Loss Chart –> 1 lecture • 11min.
  • Bonus Video –> 1 lecture • 2min.

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Requirements

  • Please take our free course, Irrigation 101: Introduction To Irrigation and Sprinklers. We build on the water hydraulics info covered there..

This course covers the pipe and tubing systems used for irrigation. You will learn real world skills such as; how to glue PVC pipe, solder copper joints, install and repair polyethylene pipe, repair Pex and Galvanized Steel, use specialty fittings like unions, slip-fixes, push-to-fit fittings, and learn to read a friction loss chart. We’ll also drill down on details like; different thread types, the proper application of thread tape and pipe dope, and specialized tips that will make you more efficient and productive. This knowledge is indispensable to a new irrigation technician or DIY landscaper or gardener. This course is part 3 of our Irrigation 101 series. We’re laying the foundations of knowledge, then we’ll add on specific product knowledge. The format is classroom style lectures supplemented with video of real world and simulated repairs on key piping systems. You can download a 14 page PDF with fill-in-the blanks to keep as a field reference.

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