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Old 05-07-2007, 11:51 PM
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You'll only get 50' max with that head. It's the same one we use on QC keys for our QCV systems. Their price just went up again and our cost is around $85 each.
I am having trouble visualizing 50' using a garden hose though..........
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:53 PM
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It might be redneck but this is what I have. Get a cheap 75' to 100' hose and put small cuts every 8 feet or so and place the hose around the areas needing water. I got all my cheap set ups by getting hoses that most folks throw away because of a hole or a smashed end. I'll fix the end with a $2 part and slit the hose according to needs.
You can also turn the water way down and it becomes a drip system.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:57 PM
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I am having trouble visualizing 50' using a garden hose though..........
Buckner's claim... but I have seen them go that far when attached to a 1" hose on ball fields.

I think I've seen them go about 35' on a 3/4" hose/stand. Much better cost on other rotor sprinklers if 35' is all you'd get.
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It might be redneck but this is what I have. Get a cheap 75' to 100' hose and put small cuts every 8 feet or so and place the hose around the areas needing water. I got all my cheap set ups by getting hoses that most folks throw away because of a hole or a smashed end. I'll fix the end with a $2 part and slit the hose according to needs.
All my hoses look that way already. except with lots of duct tape Yeah, that is pure redneck material there!
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This will go 100' on 40 psi and 13 GPM apparently.

http://www.outdoorfireprotection.com...t_Code=BU360SA
Now that look like it would do the job.
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All my hoses look that way already. except with lots of duct tape Yeah, that is pure redneck material there!
Think of the upside too. It's portable so you can lay it on your driveway and then you have a redneck carwash.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:12 AM
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For the kind of thing your talking about, I think a good brass impact would be the kind of sprinkler you want. Good impacts generally provide better distribution across the whole radius than the gear-drives for single head use.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:10 AM
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You can also turn the water way down and it becomes a drip system.
Yes, indeed it will work well as a soaker! I have one in my back yard flower beds. I keep it hidden under the mulch. It works well for my needs.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:15 AM
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For the kind of thing your talking about, I think a good brass impact would be the kind of sprinkler you want. Good impacts generally provide better distribution across the whole radius than the gear-drives for single head use.
I know we often kid about impact sprinklers but they're a tried and true sprinkler that's been around a lot longer than rotors and other types. We still use them in our QCV systems and if someone needs a spot sprinkler for a hose application we get them a wire stand equipped with a 1/2" adjustable impact. It's reliable and pretty much everyone knows how to adjust them if need be.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:17 AM
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All my hoses look that way already. except with lots of duct tape Yeah, that is pure redneck material there!

Any thing to save a buck :-)

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If the water pressure is decent, you can use a 50' to 75' hose with slits and still use a cheapo nelson oscillator sprinkler at the end getting additional coverage.
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