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jcom
08-13-2008, 06:45 PM
We hooked up one zone of rotators on a river pump and some are starting to plug.

We are irrigating an area about 100' by 16' and found that regular spray nozzles were too much for the pump on one zone so swapped with rotators.

Any ideas as to other options? We pulled the screens on a couple and seems to be a small buildup of algae like stuff on it.

Will probably all plug in time.

John

Waterit
08-13-2008, 06:51 PM
1. Filter water
2. Break sprays into 2 zones, although you'll still have to #1

Wet_Boots
08-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Two zones - use brass nozzles (big ones) on 1800 bodies, and maybe leave off the strainers.

Mike Leary
08-13-2008, 07:23 PM
MPs are the wrong choice for your application, as are Toro Stream-Rotors or any other
small orifice head. Like Boots said, brass (not plastic, impossible to clean) nozzles with no strainers
is your answer.

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-13-2008, 08:09 PM
god bless the stream rotAr

jcom
08-14-2008, 08:43 AM
Thanks for the assist. I have not used brass nozzles before so will look into it.

We do service a river pump property nearby installed by another firm and it is using 1804 w' 8H nozzles and have been no problems for years.

PGP's on the remainder of the MP's property. Is a filter still necessary if we switch to brass nozzles w/ no screens.

John

anthonyslandscaping
08-14-2008, 11:07 PM
MP's require clean water to function properly. If you want to keep it a one zone system using the MP's then I suggest adding a filter before the valve.

Mike Leary
08-14-2008, 11:09 PM
MP's require clean water to function properly. If you want to keep it a one zone system using the MP's then I suggest adding a filter before the valve.

Duh........

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-14-2008, 11:37 PM
Duh........

Be nice Mike

Doesn't this sound like a blues song title?

MP rotators plugging on river water

Mike Leary
08-14-2008, 11:40 PM
Doesn't this sound like a blues song title?

Blues for me, looks like I might get the biz back. :cry:

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-14-2008, 11:44 PM
Blues for me, looks like I might get the biz back. :cry:

Oh bummer........

Mike Leary
08-14-2008, 11:48 PM
Oh bummer........

Everyone can learn from this....news at eleven.

Kiril
08-15-2008, 01:48 AM
Ummmm, brass nozzles eat water alive. You better check your available flow before switching and split the zone as suggested, as many times as necessary.