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Garyl53
05-27-2008, 07:19 PM
Hi All,
In my area (Denver) I am noticing many flower/shrub beds getting retrofitted with irrigation hose looped through the beds and connected to a sprinkler head. At least this is what it looks like. Is this some sort of water conservation measure? Do any of you know the rough cost of hose and fittings to connect to the sprinkler heads?
Thanks,
Gary

irrig8r
05-27-2008, 07:43 PM
Could you possibly mean Rain Bird Xeripops (http://www.rainbird.com/drip/products/emission/xeri-pops.htm)?

They're the best and worst of both worlds... (microspray and conventional sprinklers that is)... and a workable compromise that I've used .

Mike Leary
05-27-2008, 07:47 PM
Invented when someone screwed up the design, like rain curtain nozzles.

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-27-2008, 09:05 PM
Can you take a pic? Sounds like shrubblers.

Garyl53
05-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Hi,
I took a closer look and it looks like soaker hose but it is attached to a sprinkler head somehow. Don't you have to have a pretty low pressure for soaker? Maybe 10psi. Maybe there is some pressure reducer retrofit for a sprinkler head body? I couldn't see who made it. I will try to get a picture later this week.
Gary

lawns Etc
05-27-2008, 10:03 PM
Rainbird 1800 retro its a regulator and filter in 1 housing you can swap a old spray zone into a drip

irrig8r
05-27-2008, 10:24 PM
There ya go.

irrig8r
05-27-2008, 10:25 PM
http://www.rainbird.com/drip/products/control/retrofit_kit.htm

There ya go.

Garyl53
05-27-2008, 11:13 PM
Thanks, that looks like the ticket. Can soaker hose run OK at 30 psi or does it have to be lower?
Gary

hoskm01
05-28-2008, 12:48 AM
Thanks, that looks like the ticket. Can soaker hose run OK at 30 psi or does it have to be lower?
Gary
30 is fine for soaker hose. Seen it used much higher.