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Sprinkler heads

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I've been doing my own install and care for as long as I've been married. I know a lot, but not this. If your going to cover BIG lawns, which head is best, that takes the least water, and pressure to run, but cover distance? I'm on a well, and I run about 7 heads at once. The noisy ones that slap back and forth. Lol! Are gear heads better for this? I have a giant well system, and it's 5hp, and don't want it to turn on and off all the time.
     
  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Check Erwin(g) Irrigation*? on youtube. Those guys have taught me so much.
     
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  3. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Just mowed the lawn and realised i have to go round our sprinkler heads and 're-evaluate' them, they're falling over in places, others aren't popping up enough to cover the area they need to :(

    First sprinkler system, barely know what i'm doing.... :confused:
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Home deploy has lots and most tell you what the coverage is.
    I haven't done one for so long I know nothing anymore
    But if there's a good channel on you tube I'd try that.
     
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  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    LOL!
    Gotta remember that one!
     
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  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    They don't need my help advertising
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Home Depot type big box stores don't sell commercial grade heads, just cheaper versions of them. They don't last very long before they start wearing out.
    I would find a commercial irrigation supplier like United Pipe & Supply in your area.
    They can steer you in the right direction.
    My brother was a landscaper and I helped him install dozens of systems and one of the most overlooked devises was a quality pressure release drain valve installed at the bottom of the pop up head valve body.
     
  8. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sprinkler supply has all the good stuff it seems.

    Waiting on the some Rainbird VAN HE replacement heads.
     
  9. tdb59

    tdb59 OR Active Member

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    Hunter. Easy calculation charts for volume, pressure, and coverage.
     
  10. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, i'm making sure my fitments are ok, i have one Hunter rotary, it's the crapest of all my sprinklers and is very uneven in coverage :(
     
  11. tdb59

    tdb59 OR Active Member

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    No doubt.

    You do not have a matched system, you have a conglomeration.

    ..
     
  12. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Oh i wouldn't be *too* surprised, that's the smallest circuit, one older Rainbird T Bird rotary and the Hunter rotary. There is technically a rainbird regular on the same circuit, but it's turned off.
     
  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Orbits are decent also