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WalEE

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Location: USA

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Saturday, July 26th 2003, 8:57am

Replacement of Sprinker Heads

I have a rather large yard (17 zones) which has RainBird MaxiPaw impact sprinklers for the lawn and pop-up stray for the beds. My problem is that the impact sprinklers are wearing out rapidly and am considering replacing them with gear driven rotor heads as they wear out.. Is this a good idea? Any brand/model recommendations? What will last the longest and do the best job?

Secondly, the shrub beds have outgrown the pop-up sprays (2-4 ft tall). My wife doesn't like the looks of my extending the heads above ground with 1/2 inch plastic pipe. What choices do I have here?

Wally
Wally

Rays Sprinklers

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Location: USA

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Sunday, July 27th 2003, 10:39am

I would buy the Hunter ATR impact replacement kits,,,,,you simply buy a maxi paw wrentch and pull out and unscrew the impact heads out of the canister and the PGP (number one selling rotor) in this kit, screws right into the canister, so there is no digging involved. This reaplaces the Impact with a gear drive, which will last for years, and op[erate quietly!! Hunter PGP-ATR kit........(one for each impact) as far as the sprays, you dont have another choice...i would move the risers behind trees, and put a pop-up on top, so it pop-up above the trees and waters.......They also have Pop-up Risers, that will sit above ground (behind or in a shrub) and pop-up further nd water!

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Ray
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RVLI

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Sunday, July 27th 2003, 1:11pm

I agree with Ray on the ATR's. They are very easy to put in place. No more loud impact sprinkler sound!

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Rock Valley Lawn & Irrigation

Rays Sprinklers

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Sunday, July 27th 2003, 5:57pm

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WalEE

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Location: USA

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Monday, July 28th 2003, 2:02pm

Good answers. I really appreciate it. I have ordered a couple of the Hunters from Sprinkler Warehouse and will give them a try. It sounds like a very good solution to my problem. I like the idea of no digging.

Wally
Wally

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Wednesday, July 30th 2003, 1:03pm

Great! Let us know how it turns out.......remember you will have to buy the Rainbird Wrentch to remove the old impacts....it goes for about 3.00

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