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Old 10-27-2012, 04:32 PM
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Sprinkler Donut Video "Sprinkler Head Protection for Rotors and Spray Heads"

Here's a link that will help those that are interested in understanding the benefits of having the "Sprinkler Buddy" installed to their sprinkler heads. I also show similar products that are found on the market today here in FL. See how the Sprinkler Buddy can greatly reduce accidental damage to the lawn sprinkler heads like none of its competitors products can.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyTUzgnAmSk&feature=plcp

This is an amateur video my wife had took of me in our neighbors yard, so please excuse the quality of the video which was taken with our home use camera. :-)

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:20 PM
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I'm open to other suggestion you may have that I could use to get it known to homeowners across the USA. Sorry that my post have offended you. I'll try to tone it down.

PS- Watch the video in its entirety and you may realize it's much more than a "piece of plastic".
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:36 PM
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I did not listen to the video but it looks pretty well done. I would have liked to have seen how you set and level the head.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:00 PM
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I did not listen to the video but it looks pretty well done. I would have liked to have seen how you set and level the head.
One sets and levels the head the same as they would without the Sprinkler Buddy. Part of the Buddy remains under ground and 1 to 1 1/2" of the buddy remains above ground level once it's installed.
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One sets and levels the head the same as they would without the Sprinkler Buddy. Part of the Buddy remains under ground and 1 to 1 1/2" of the buddy remains above ground level once it's installed.
No criticism intended here;

In my market we can't leave anything above grade. The LCO's will hack it off or tear it up in a heart beat.

Nice product, probably OK for HO's and Northern lawns; but down here, I'm not so sure.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:11 PM
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No criticism intended here;

In my market we can't leave anything above grade. The LCO's will hack it off or tear it up in a heart beat.

Nice product, probably OK for HO's and Northern lawns; but down here, I'm not so sure.
Most don't mow @ 1 1/2" or lower? It installs well below the cutting height that most of us cut at. The sprinkler head itself remains at grade level. It doesn't work if one cuts their lawn like a putting green or a fair way. When installed it's no different than the sprinkler donuts your familiar with except the Sprinkler Buddy doesn't sink in the ground over time and it prevents grass from taking root between the indicator and sprinkler head itself. Requiring much less maintenance long term.
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Most don't mow @ 1 1/2" or lower? It installs well below the cutting height that most of us cut at. The sprinkler head itself remains at grade level. It doesn't work if one cuts their lawn like a putting green or a fair way. When installed it's no different than the sprinkler donuts your familiar with except the Sprinkler Buddy doesn't sink in the ground over time and it prevents grass from taking root between the indicator and sprinkler head itself. Requiring much less maintenance long term.
The deck can hit it, tires, casters, weed whackers, heavy traffic, etc. 1.5" above grade can represent a tripping hazard.

Bent grass, Bermuda, Kentucky Blue, Centipede, Rye, Zoysia all cut to 1.5" (+ or-)
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Woww. that video completely changed my opinion of your product, well done by the way. I think the only problem you may have is with older larger heads such as RB R-50s and old impact heads. Best of luck.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:25 PM
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Woww. that video completely changed my opinion of your product, well done by the way. I think the only problem you may have is with older larger heads such as RB R-50s and old impact heads. Best of luck.
Thanks for watching the video. My product is made differently, both in the materials used to make it but also in the method that one uses to install it. The shape also plays an important role in its performance long term.

It has a 7" diameter same as the concrete donuts. I haven't personally seen a sprinkler head it wouldn't work on but I'm sure their are some antiques out there somewhere. I do have a 30 day return policy if they shouldn't work for any of my customers. Thank you again for your comment!
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:04 PM
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Great demo video. How far down is the sprinkler head in the SB? Will all rotor sprinkler heads pop above the service? I assume that existing riser pipes would have to be shortened to accommodate the SB ?
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