water usage question

rh71

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Say I open the valve outside my house. The water is running into my hose, but doesn't come out because of the trigger-type sprayer (real term escapes me at the moment). Is it a waste of water to keep the valve open ? Will it hurt my wallet ?

Reason I ask is that my in-ground sprinklers (came with the house - they rule, BTW) requires the valve to be open. If I put the sprinklers on schedule, I won't be turning the valve off and on. It has to be left on. Am I going to be charged for using only what comes out and not because I leave the valve "open" 24/7 ?
 

rh71

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Originally posted by: NuclearFusi0n
Last time I did that, the hose burst. :eek:
Gotta get the commercial stuff. The green garden hoses just won't cut it.

In my case, I meant I'm leaving on the valve that is solely for the sprinkler system - no hoses there. But don't ask me how it gets to the backyard from the frontyard valve. ;) This stuff is tres cool... how does it get from there and dispersed to the various sprinkler heads? I can't believe they had to dig up all the grass to get pipes going to each one... is that what they did ?

 

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