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Sunday, July 24th 2005, 6:38pm

by toxin

<font face="Courier New"></font id="Courier New">Very good advice on that Tony...I never knew that the nelsons would swap like that with PGP. I got 5 years in the business and i still pick up somethin new every day. And cheers to all the advance member postings here, you guys have alot of great things to say, and a very professional outlook when it comes to parts and stuff. ;)

Tuesday, June 7th 2005, 7:02am

by RidgeRun05

I haven't come across a Nelson 6000 head yet that I coulnd't swap out with a PGP, so I am assuming that they are all one width. I replace the 6000 quite often with the PGP's, they all have been a direct swap.

Monday, June 6th 2005, 4:08am

by Struz

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by RidgeRun05</i>
<br />The PGP head is a direct replacement for the Nelson 6000 heads, and the link you have in your post is the correct head you want to buy to replace the Nelson. You shouldn't need anything else besides the adjustment key for the PGP head. Order as many PGP heads as you need, unscrew the Nelson guts from the body, and screw in the PGP into the Nelson body. You may want to keep the new PGP bodies around in case you ever need them. Good luck!
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Tony,

Are there different sizes (widths) of the Nelson 6000 heads ?
Before I found this board I had tried buying a Rain Bird head to screw into the Nelson 6000 body but the Rain Bird head was skinnier than the Nelson 6000 and didn't fit.

Before I order the Hunter I just wanted to be sure that there was only one width for all the Nelson 6000 heads.

Thank you.






Sunday, June 5th 2005, 4:42am

by Struz

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by RidgeRun05</i>
<br />The PGP head is a direct replacement for the Nelson 6000 heads, and the link you have in your post is the correct head you want to buy to replace the Nelson. You shouldn't need anything else besides the adjustment key for the PGP head. Order as many PGP heads as you need, unscrew the Nelson guts from the body, and screw in the PGP into the Nelson body. You may want to keep the new PGP bodies around in case you ever need them. Good luck!
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Thanks Tony !

Saturday, June 4th 2005, 7:30pm

by RidgeRun05

The PGP head is a direct replacement for the Nelson 6000 heads, and the link you have in your post is the correct head you want to buy to replace the Nelson. You shouldn't need anything else besides the adjustment key for the PGP head. Order as many PGP heads as you need, unscrew the Nelson guts from the body, and screw in the PGP into the Nelson body. You may want to keep the new PGP bodies around in case you ever need them. Good luck!

Saturday, June 4th 2005, 1:45pm

by Struz

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by RidgeRun05</i>
<br />Unscrew the Nelson sprinkler head, with the body of it still in the ground, and replace it with the Hunter "guts" or internals of the sprinkler - thread it into the Nelson sprinkler body that is in the ground.
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Dear RidgeRun05,

I had underground sprinklers installed about 8 years ago. They installed Nelson sprinklers. I haven't had any problems with them until now. One of the heads is leaking around the seal. I saw your advice about replacing the head with Hunter guts. I ned to know what to order to do this. I'm going to order it online at Sprinkler Warehouse. I would like to keep the Nelson body in the ground to make it easier and just screw in a new head.

I have Nelson 6000 sprinkler heads.
Are there different sizes of Nelson heads ?

If I order this Hunter head (http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/detail.aspx?ID=414)
will it fit into the Nelson body ?

I'm also going to order the Hunter adjustment kit.
Is there any other tool I need ?

Thanks for your help.

Struz

Wednesday, May 18th 2005, 9:21pm

by RidgeRun05

The Nelson sprinkler heads may have a 5 year warranty, and the PGP only a 2 year warranty, but the PGP will out perform the Nelson hands down. The Nelson heads are notorious for sticking up after the zone cycle has completed and for poor seals. Do you want to replace your sprinklers every 5 years or so, after the warranty is up? I have a couple of clients who have had the same PGP sprinkler heads for around 14 years now and have not had a problem with them. If you are looking for a longer warranty, Hunter also offers the I-20, which has a 5 year.

Tuesday, May 17th 2005, 5:07pm

by rocky2


Ridgerun05

Thanks for your reply,This is what I was thinking would be a way of d\changing the heads.I was just trying to make sure this was ok.

thanks
Rocky2

Friday, May 13th 2005, 5:41pm

by RidgeRun05

Unscrew the Nelson sprinkler head, with the body of it still in the ground, and replace it with the Hunter "guts" or internals of the sprinkler - thread it into the Nelson sprinkler body that is in the ground.

Wednesday, May 11th 2005, 6:03pm

by rocky2

rocky2<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by RidgeRun05</i>
<br />Rocky,
First of all, anything is better than the Nelson heads, they are junk. Secondly, I would suggest the PGP or I-20 Rotor from Hunter. Each contractor has their own preference as far as sprinkler heads go, and so opinions will vary. I do know that I have installed many many PGP and I-20 sprinkler heads, and have never had a problem. For the money, the PGP is an excellent sprinkler. As for replacing heads a zone at a time, that should be alright. As long as all the sprinkler heads on that particular zone have the same precip. rate, you will be fine. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Hi

Thanks for your reply,I think I will tke the PGP heads,My question is,can I take out the nelson 6000 heads and replace with the PGP heads without digging up around the heads,this would save a lot of work,Appreciate it if you could tell me how you replace the heads.

thanks
Rocky