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Higgy

New Member

Posts: 2

Location: Colorado

1

Monday, April 26th 2010, 5:41pm

Use of the Side Inlet on a Rainbird 5006-PC

I'm building a fairly large Sprinkler System and have ordered the Rainbird 5006 Rotors. I'm considering connecting these Rotors via the 3/4" Side Inlet with the 12" Hunter Swing Joint. I've seen warnings that you should refrain from using the Side Inlet in freezing climates. I live in Colorado and typically blow-out my system prior to the winter to avoid having costly sprinkler repairs so I'm wondering if the warnings I've read only pertain to people that do not drain their sprinkler system. Prior to ordering the Swing Joints I'd like to get feedback as to whether it is better to use the Side or Bottom Inlet in the Rainbird 5006. Thanks :rolleyes:

pass1

Active Member

Posts: 33

Location: east coast

2

Monday, April 26th 2010, 8:16pm

It's a good idea to use the bottom inlet for the very reason you stated.
sometimes you cannot be assured that all the water is out of the canister when you blow it out. It can then freeze and crack. Also, it is much easier to replace an entire head if it is bottom fed should you need to.

Higgy

New Member

Posts: 2

Location: Colorado

3

Friday, April 30th 2010, 11:22am

Thanks for the Response

Thank you for the feedback. That is what I was suspecting too. I just wanted to hear from someone else if I was thinking about this correctly. Your point about replacing the Head (should it fail) makes perfect sense too :rolleyes: .

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