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malzen

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Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 8:32am

Really Confused about Rain Bird 5000 Series

I have some sprinkler heads in my back yard that I need to replace and on the top they say Rain Bird 5000 series on them. I bought 2 replacements and noticed that they are rated at 25-50 foot which is WAY to much distance for the size of my yard. I am curious, how is it possible that the current ones that are installed spray so much lower than the ones that I bought? Even setting them to the lowest distance possible (25ft) on the new ones that is still too far. additionally, I bought some heads that are rated 18-26 ft and the inlet is only 1/2 inch and I need 3/4 inch as that is the size of the pipe that I have in the ground. I am definitely confused... Any ideas?

mrfixit

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Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:00am

Just use a reducing bushing from 3/4 to 1/2 inch. Then use a 1/2 inch nipple or swing joint. You're set to go.

malzen

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Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:45am

Thanks for the reply. Just so I am completely sure of what I need, any chance you could provide some links to what I would need? I looked at Lowes and Home Depot and I didn't see quite what I needed based on your response. Thanks in advance.

Wet_Boots

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Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 12:14pm

The original heads may have had low-angle nozzles, or something else other than standard issue. You have to match the nozzles.

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Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 12:45pm


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