We make it easy to plan your residential irrigation system.  Take a few measurements and share some details about your yard to receive a customized plan prepared just for you, by one of our team experts. You are three easy steps away from your dream yard.


The Design Worksheet

  • Print both pages of design form
  • Complete both pages
  • Scan or take a photo of the completed form

Download Design Request Worksheet

Choose Your Service

Choose the service that best suits your project
timeframe.

Receive Your Design

Your design will be delivered to your email in PDF format.  You will also receive a custom shopping cart of all the items you will need.

Benefits Of Creating An Account

Creating a Rain Bird online account for custom-built design services unlocks a world of convenience and efficiency. Your new account will give you access to your personalized design as well as a pre-built shopping cart of all the items you will need to complete your proejct.  No need go shop around and no need to guess. 

Important Considerations

Rain Bird Sprinkler Design Service is exclusively for homeowners and their residences. We cannot accommodate design requests for commercial or institutional properties.  All Commercial and Institutional design requests will be rejected.

Rain Bird provides this service as a guideline without guaranteeing teh accuracy of design, system installation, or operation.

Ensure the precision of your computerized plan by scaling your drawing appropriately (1"=10', 1"=20'. or 1"=30'). The maximum yard size for Rain Bird's design is 240'x300'. While we may consider customer irrigation ideas, the designer will adhere primarily to our irrigation standards, allowing you to make adjustments during installation.

 

You May Need:

  • Water Pressure Gauge
  • Tape Measure
  • String
  • Pencil & Paper
  • Timer
  • Five Gallon Bucket

How To

  • Determine your home’s water pressure

    • Screw a pressure gauge onto an unregulated outside faucet. Make sure no water is running anywhere inside or outside your house. Turn on the faucet with the gauge attached. The gauge shows your water pressure in pounds per square inch (psi).
    • Record: Pounds per square inch (psi) on the worksheet.
  • Find your water meter size

    • The water meter size is usually stamped on the outside of the meter. If you can’t find the size, just call the water utility company and ask for that information; standard sizes are 5/8", 3/4" or 1". If you are on a well, check your pump owner’s manual to determine its pressure and flow capacity, or consult a well pump dealer/installer.
    • Record: Write the meter size on the worksheet.
  • Measure your service line diameter

    • Locate the pipe that runs from the water meter to your house. Wrap a piece of string around the pipe, mark it, then measure to determine its size.. Check your string length on the table below to find your service line size.  For example, if your string measures 4" and you have galvanized pipe, your service line is 1”.
    • Record ¾”, 1” or 1 ¼” on the worksheet.

      Length of String

      2 ¾”

      3 ¼”

      3 ½”

      4”

      4 ⅜”

      5”

      Size of Copper

      ¾”

      -

      1”

      -

      1 ¼”

      -

      Size of Galvanized

      -

      ¾”

      -

      1”

      -

      1 ¼”

      Size of Sch. 40 PVC

      -

      ¾”

      -

      1”

      -

      1 ¼”

  • Calculate your home’s water flow

    • Get a measurable container, like a 5 gallon bucket, make sure no other water is running in or outside the house, turn the faucet on all the way and time how long it takes to fill the container. Determine gallons per minute (GPM) with the following formula. Note: Please retest if less than 7 GPM. If the two results are different, please call us at 1-800-426-7782 to discuss.
    • Record: Gallons per minute (GPM) on the worksheet
    • Gallons(contaiter size)÷Time(seconds)×60=GPM(Gallons per minute)

      example

      5÷17.5×60=17.14
      galonsSecondsGPM(Gallons per minute)
  • Sketch your yard

    • Divide your lot into sections such as front lawn, side lawn, flower beds, slopes, etc., and label the areas you want watered. Be sure to include the house, driveway and sidewalks in proper scale. Also, if your irrigation areas include planting beds indicate that on your drawing, indicate as well if you have a preference for drip emitter tubing, bubblers or spray nozzles on these areas. If you have big differences in the amount of sun specific areas get, you may want to group those for watering efficiency and indicate “separate valve” on your drawing. Note: It may be helpful to use scratch paper first, then transfer your final drawing to the enclosed graph paper. Use bold, black lines only with no shading.
      example
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