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Posts: 21

Location: USA


Monday, December 24th 2001, 10:15am

Strip Pattern Nozzles

I would like to water a grassy strip area between my sidewalk
and my curve: 56ftx5ft. I would like to use Hunter LCS515, RCS515,
and SS530. How tight of a square pattern do these nozzles deliver?
Also, what would be the best way to arrange these nozzles in this area?


Posts: 60

Location: USA


Wednesday, December 26th 2001, 9:38am


The best nozzle patterns to use in this type of area (which is very common between the street and the sidewalk areas), are the Hunter nozzles patterns you have suggested or the same patterns using Rain Bird brand nozzles. Both brands provide excellent coverage. The patterns used in this application are as follows:

5x30 side strip pattern: 15'(left and right for a total of 30') x 5' (in the forward direction).
5x15 corner strip pattern (either left or right corner): 15'(left or right for a total of 15') x 5'(in the forward direction).

<b>Rain Bird:</b>
15SST side strip pattern: 15'(left and right for a total of 30') x 4' (in the forward direction).
15EST end srrip pattern: 4'(2' left and 2' right for a total of 4') x 15'(in the forward direction).

To use these sprinkler nozzle patterns effectively in an area as describe above, the side strip patterns should be placed near the edge of the boundary line (sidewalk) and evenly spaced along the boundary line (sidewalk) no more than 15' apart. At the ends of the area, place the left corner or right corner spray nozzle if using Hunter, or if using Rain Bird, place the 15EST (end strip pattern)at each end.


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Sunday, March 17th 2002, 5:17am

I was also interested in using a side strip nozzle in an area that is 120' by 5'. I was under the impresion that the heads were to be placed dead center in the middle of the 5' width. Do you have a diagram of what the spray pattern looks like? I would hate to have to run funny pipe to the edge of the driveway and house if I don't have to. Is there another alternative?

Posts: 60

Location: USA


Friday, March 29th 2002, 7:46pm

The side strip nozzle should be placed at the edge of the area you are trying to water. The center strip nozzle should be placed in the center as you have suggested.

<b>Side Strip Pattern</b>
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<b>Center Strip Pattern</b>
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