So it all started when Tara gave Aurelie and Megan the job of getting irrigation to newly planted trees. Tara explained the process of setting up the hoses, sprinklers and connecting this all to a main line. Then Aurelie and Megan went to the local irrigation store to buy parts... without Tara. This trip showed them how much they didn’t know. Luckily the people working at the irrigation store were helpful and extremely patient. Many times the girls said, “We need a piece to connect a piece like this, that has little grooves on the inside of it.” “You mean you want one with threads?” the employee suggested helpfully (if not a little teasingly). In the end, and with much help, the trip to the store was a success... but still left Megan and Aurelie slightly confused.
The trees got their water, but then a month later Tara set Megan up with the project of irrigating two fairly large sections of a hill that was becoming a new garden. After taking half a day of figuring out all the parts and where the lines and sprinklers were going to be set, it was off to the irrigation store again. This time showed improvement, but at the store she still needed all the help she could get. After a week of refining and repairing the newly irrigated hill. Megan walked into the irrigation store knowing all the lingo, “I need eight 1/2” double threaded female slips!”
Valves- allow you to turn on select irrigation lines instead of running them all at once, which tends to create low water pressure problems.
Splitters- two hoses, one faucet. Sounds pretty simple but definitely a headache trying to make due without one!