Sprinkler heads

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  1. Oregonhunter5

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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

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

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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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    LOL!
    Gotta remember that one!
     
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    They don't need my help advertising
     
  7. jbett98

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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

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    Sprinkler supply has all the good stuff it seems.

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

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

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    No doubt.

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

    ..
     
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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

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    Orbits are decent also
     

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