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The last 10 posts

Friday, June 8th 2007, 3:56am

by Tom

Netafim would work really well for your narrow strip, but it must be zoned seperately.

Friday, June 8th 2007, 2:57am

by Wet_Boots

The neighbor's layout is quite common. Economical, too.

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 8:05pm

by ophedian

The actual size of the strip is 2' by 148' if you count all the way across the front yard. I was only going to do the 2' x 60' that is on the front left of the yard first then the other side of the yard later on in the year.

The neighbors who had sprinkler systems installed have the rotors installed in this 2' strip and firing across the 4' sidewalk and into their yards.

Since it appears that the strip sprinklers are not going to work, how about some solution that perhaps can use some type of drip irrigation sprinkler, spray, bubbler, etc. The option of doing some type of hard scape is a last last result as I am sure my wife would not go for it.

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 2:36pm

by Tom

I'd eliminate a strip thats 2' x 60'- just doesn't make sense to water such a narrow area.

Can the sidewalk be enlarged that extra 2' width, or can you remove the grass and install decorative rock?

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 12:10pm

by Wet_Boots

Toro 2x6 side strip nozzles are a pain to use. They require a supplemental metal screen to keep the nozzle from clogging. Narrow strip heads are a relic of the brass nozzle days. One might just use turned-down center strip heads. (which would still overspray the sides a bit)

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 7:52am

by ophedian

Okay, i have a 4ft wide sidewalk which disects my lawn into the large section above 60ft x 60ft and a small strip of approximately 2ft x 60ft. I would like to put this strip on its own zone instead of putting the big rotors in the strip and have them fire across the sidewalk into the rest of the yard. The problem is that I cannot find anyone that has 2ft strip sprays[End Strip, and center strips]. I have checked the usual suspects... Rainbird, Hunter... they all offer either 4ft or 5ft as the smallest strip noozles. I checked out Toro at the link below, they talk about 2ft wide strips but I cannot find them anyway on the net. At the below link, in the additional features, it mentions 2ft x 6ft strips. Any idea what their SKU # is so I can order them or if you know of where I can get these strips that would be great.

Thanks for all of your help... i am installing everything starting the weekend of June 12th.

Toro Link at

Monday, May 21st 2007, 2:52pm

by jmduke7

Do as Tom specified. Match your precipitation rates! It is a must, especially if you want to do it right!

Monday, May 21st 2007, 2:41pm

by Jef

gpm (per minute, not hour)

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 5:28pm

by Wet_Boots

'Rain Curtain' is a nice look, but the objective is watering the grass, and not pleasing your eye. Rainbird 5000 series would work, and so would Hunter PGP rotors. By the way, "gph" means gallons per hour. With the water supply you describe, no problem with two zones of rotors.

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 4:42pm

by ophedian

Since these are rain curtain nozzles, using 1gph nozzles, will the water drops still be enough to nicely create the rain curtain effect? I have also noticed that these units come factory shipped with 3gph nozzles. Is that their optimum flow rate in order to get the proper rain curtain effect?

To make sure of the coverage, I tested one sprinkler unit running at 55psi with a 5gph flow rate and the rain curtain was so nice that the neighbor next door asked "which sprinkler was that?" as his does not have a Rain Curtain effect. I was using a 42SA RainBird from home depot to test the throw distance. Since this is a lower model line product, am I to assume that the 5000 series would even do a better?