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The last 10 posts

Monday, August 8th 2016, 1:15pm

by crice8

Just an Update.

I finished installing MP Rotators on PRS40 heads this past weekend on the entire system. I had to move a couple of heads and add in a couple for even coverage but its all MP Rotators now! They look great in action!

Thursday, July 28th 2016, 2:31pm

by crice8

Well I ended up getting an amazing deal on some MP Rotator nozzles. $2 each! haha

Monday, July 18th 2016, 1:49pm

by crice8

Well I went by a local Sprinkler supplier on my lunch break, and ended up buying some Hunter PRS40 heads! Talked to an irrigation contractor that was in there at the time and he spoke very highly of them. This supplier sells both rainbird and hunter and did not seem biased by any means. The pricing on the prs40 was onlt $5.75. Less than $1.00 more than the online cost without shipping. I was more than happy to pay that to support a local company. I'm still trying to determine which nozzles to go with though.

Monday, July 18th 2016, 8:58am

by crice8

Well I got out there and finally made a diagram and started mapping the distances and locations of the current sprinkler heads. What I found is that some are spaced further than I thought. The Turbo 3 rotors have spacing varying from 20ft to 34ft.

I'm am kind of stuck at how to proceed here. I installed some Hunter Pro Spray heads to replace some leaking spray heads on a small strip of grass where my yard meets my neighbors, and I really liked the quality of the body. This has got me really looking at Hunter rather than Rainbird. Where I am struggling, is trying to determine if I should go with some sort of rotors to replace the turbo 3's such as the PGP Ultra or PGJ, or if I should go with Hunter PRS40 heads and MP Rotators? I'm going to take pics today so that you can better see what I am dealing with as far as slopes and such. I have a few dry spots right now no matter how I adjust the turbo 3 heads for some reason. I thought it may be due to the slope of the lawn, but I have been doing cycle & Soak watering the last 3 weeks in an attempt to combat this.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 4:37pm

by crice8

As I have been researching, I have now run across rotary nozzles. If my max distance is under 24 ft from head to head, would it be a better option for me to use Rainbird 1800 SAM/PRS heads throughout my entire system with Rainbird Rotary Nozzles where the Weathermatic Turbo 3 rotor heads used to be?

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 5:41pm

by Wet_Boots

If you're going to maintain a tall lawn, then go ahead and switch heads. My own experience with bluegrass lawns doesn't show any great benefit for tall heads in lawns, but you are growing something different.

Besides the Rainbird 5006 rotor, there is the Hunter I-20 rotor, which can be had in a 6-inch popup height. The Hunter I-20 has no side inlet, which means that heads will be replaceable without digging, whereas side-inlet heads can't be simply unscrewed from their connection.

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 1:52pm

by crice8

I did find in the home inspection we had done when we purchased the house that the static water pressure was measured at 80psi. I assume static water pressure is measured at an external faucet?

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 1:46pm

by crice8

I called the water department and they said the water pressure for my address is 93. I assume I have a pressure regulator between the water meter and my house. There is a box right after the water meter box that simply has a pipe with some sort of fitting in the middle. I have always wondered what it is. I assume that is the pressure regulator. I'm going to take a closer look at it when I get home from work.

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 10:49am

by crice8

Don't worry too much about the head counts, so long as the supply pressure is good while the zones are running.

As for heads, if they are all on flex connections, you might be able to raise them with some digging. Odds are good that the turf has built up and the heads are now below grade. Set them correctly, a little bit above grade, and you might find you have all the popup height needed.
Thank you for your response. That is what I did so far. Is I raised them to where they are somewhat above grade but not above where I cut the grass height wise. But with them raised above grade like that, the grass will still semi block the spray after a couple of days growth. I installed a Rainbird 1806 in a dry area and it clears the grass perfectly. Would switching out the weathermatic heads to Rainbird heads cause issues since there are so many on the stations? I need to find out which specific weathermatic spray heads they are to compare gpm rates.

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 10:32am

by Wet_Boots

Don't worry too much about the head counts, so long as the supply pressure is good while the zones are running.

As for heads, if they are all on flex connections, you might be able to raise them with some digging. Odds are good that the turf has built up and the heads are now below grade. Set them correctly, a little bit above grade, and you might find you have all the popup height needed.