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Old 04-18-2013, 12:58 PM
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Rainbird 1804' stick up more often than not

It seems as soon as dirt touches them they stick up

Anyone else?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:49 PM
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It's all that sand, man
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:21 PM
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Don't seem to have that problem. But then again we make sure that they are installed at the proper height too. I do get a lot of 6" Toro sticking up.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:50 PM
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Toro 570's are the major suspects for stuck sprays - I installed more than I wanted to, on account of needing Toro-exclusive spray patterns.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:37 PM
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Boots you got it down

The sand kills them
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:10 PM
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Grit does kill them, but pulling the guts with wiper seal and flushing, add some WD-40 and it will most of the time get them back in order.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:41 PM
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This is where the bad old days had it all over modern times. Water-hog heads would gush from the sealing point while both popping up and retracting, and the crud had little chance to mess things up.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:32 PM
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Try the RD1800.... it's supposed to have a better wiper seal that prevents sticking.

http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/pr...ies/RD1800.htm
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:13 PM
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I'll be surveying one of my ten year old systems in the next couple of weeks, paying particular attention to wiper seals. All I ever installed were RB 1806/1812 heads, so it will be interesting to see how they've done, now that I've taken over the dual RM system again.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:25 PM
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now that I've taken over the dual RM system again.
This mean you're coming out.....


Of retirement, that is.
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