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02/19/2010

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What sort of output is neccessary or required for these sprinklers? I will have a 40 gallon/minute well, and was going to put a 12 gallon/minute pump on it...but I cannot find whether this will be enough or if I need more. January is right around the corner...there isn't enough accessible information on this topic!
Also, will remodels be effected? Will we be required to retrofit if we expand our home? If we have already started building, but we will not finish until after the new year, will we have to add sprinklers to our before finals are signed off?

Thanks for any info you do have...

I have seen outputs as low as 16gpm @ 15psi but it all depends on the type of system. Multipurpose systems are generally less demanding, typically 26gpm @ 30-35psi. This doesn't mean that you'll have to replace the 12gpm pump but it will need some supplemental supply.

What are the names of companies in Ontario that install the system? Can they be retrofitted into older homes?

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