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Location: Boise, ID


Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 12:16pm

Rainbird 5000+ nozzles in a rainbird 5000 head?

So, I'm finally digging into fine-tuning my sprinklers and addressing the final dry spots and weeds in my yard. The builder's contractor put identical flow nozzles in all heads per zone (i.e. a 90° head has the same flow rate as a 240° head). So, I'm going to get some new nozzles... but I found locally last year a replacement nozzle pack that has light blue nozzles for the 5000, and dark blue ones for the 5000+. I notice that throughout my yard, all the nozzles are dark blue.

So, is this an issue, are the heads mislabeled and I actually have 5000+ heads? Any help appreciated.


Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 7:51pm

Hi Lecatlin,

I think the 5000 MPR nozzles would be perfect for you. Having said that, I have no idea where to find them. Even rainbirds own online store does not carry them. Hopefully they have not been dropped

This post has been edited 3 times, last edit by "Irrigationnewbie" (Jul 26th 2018, 4:13am)


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Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 8:52pm

5000 and 5000+ are the same nozzle type. The change in color usually designates a "Low Angle" nozzle which doesn't allow the spray pattern to rise into the air as much. Useful when spraying down hill. The 5000+ heads just have an option to turn the water off directly at the head.

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