Cut into the main water line and splice in a tee fitting with PVC cement and primer. If the line is copper, solder on a copper tee.
Glue a 90-degree PVC elbow onto a male PVC adapter.
Thread the adapter into the tee fitting installed on the main water line. It's okay to connect PVC to copper here.
TIP: If you are uncomfortable with this step, call in a professional plumber to tap into the main line for you.
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PVC pipe cutter
100-foot tape measure
rents for about $75 a day
Large adjustable pliers
for tightening threaded PVC fittings
for installing the wall-mounted timer
2. MARKER FLAGS
for marking sprinkler locations before trenching
3. FLEXIBLE PIPING
connects sprinklers to PVC pipe
4. 3/4-INCH AND 1-INCH PVC PIPE
5. ASSORTED PVC FITTINGS
6. GROUND STAKES
to secure drip-irrigation tubing
7. ASSORTED SPRAY NOZZLES
8. POP-UP SPRINKLER
9. PVC CEMENT AND PRIMER
10. ZONE VALVES
11. VALVE BOX
for housing the valves
12. BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
keeps irrigation water from flowing into home’s water supply
for spreading under the valve box
] 14. BARK MULCH
for covering the drip irrigation tubing