Platypus Sprinkler Installation Diagrams

Sprinkler pressure, flow and spacing

Nozzle sizes available Maximum spacing between sprinkler heads Nominal flow rate at 300kpa
2.5mm 3.5 metres 6 lpm
3.2mm 3.5 metres 9 lpm
4.0mm 4.0 metres 14 lpm

Maximum angle of sprinker installation is 35˚ off vertical for effective operation.
Recommended minimum operating pressure at pump is 500kpa.
Optimum operating pressure at each sprinkler head is 300kpa.
We recommend using our Flow Control Inserts to ensure optimum performance.

Rule of thumb guide for pipe sizing

Nozzle size Max. number of sprinklers
for 20mm copper
Max. number of sprinklers
for 25mm copper
Max. number of sprinklers
for 32mm copper
Max. number of sprinklers
for 40mm copper
2.5mm 5 10 17 26
3.2mm 3 6 11 15
4.0mm 2 4 6 10

Maximum number of sprinklers per line strainer

Sprinklers 25mm 32mm 40mm 50mm
2.5mm sprinkler 10 15 25 35
3.2mm sprinkler 6 10 15 20
4.0mm sprinkler 4 6 10 15

Recommended bracket spacing for pipework

Copper tube Vertical pipe Horizontal pipe
15mm & 20mm 1.5 metres 1.0 metres
25mm 2.0 metres 1.5 metres
32mm & 40mm 2.5 metres 1.8 metres
50mm 3.0 metres 2.2 metres
PVC Pipe Vertical Pipe Horizontal Pipe
20mm 1.4 metres 0.70 metres
25mm 1.5 metres 0.75 metres
32mm 1.7 metres 0.85 metres
40mm 1.8 metres 0.90 metres
50mm 2.1 metres 1.05 metres

Metal Fascia

Metal Fascia

Timber Fascia

Timber Fascia

Ridgeline and Hip Exposed Mount

Ridgeline and Hip Exposed Mount

* Stainless steel bracket and pipe clip secured to metal roong with tek screw and rubber seal.
* Stainless steel bracket and pipe clip secured to tile roong using SikaFlex 11IFC and Sika Primer

Ridgeline and Hip Backside Hidden Mount

Ridgeline and Hip Backside Hidden Mount

Ridgeline and Hip Concealed Mount

(PART 1)

Ridgeline and Hip Concealed Mount

(PART 2)

Ridgeline and Hip Concealed Mount

Exposed and Concealed Gable End Diagrams

Exposed and Concealed Gable End Diagrams

*Stainless steel fascia plates can be powder coated to match fascia color.

Roof Mounted Exposed Pipework

Roof Mounted Exposed Pipework

* Stainless steel bracket and pipe clip secured to metal roong with tek screw and rubber seal.
* Stainless steel bracket and pipe clip secured to tile roong using SikaFlex 11IFC and Sika Primer.

Parapet Wall Mounting Options

 
Roof Mounted Exposed Pipework 2

Note: The top of the sprinkler head needs to be mounted so that water sprays out and down the wall as well as spraying onto the roof.

Under Decking / Aflresco Mounting Diagrams

INVERTED MOUNTING
INVERTED MOUNTING
Sprinkler heads are mounted vertically when used upside down (inverted) for a decking or alfresco area.