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Old 07-23-2014, 06:07 AM
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Discussed that the person doing the planning. He doesn't like to turn down heads. So was looking at other options.
Tell him to go with the new k rain To cut distance one cuts flow.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:33 AM
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Thought I would resurrect a older thread instead of starting a new one.

Would rain bird 5500 with the short throw nozzles work?? Does anyone have any experience with the 5500 heads??

I have a big project I am helping with and there is a lot of 22'x 200' areas. Person designing it plans for those areas to be all sprays. I was hoping for rotors.
The 5500 would be a better choice IMO than say taking a head that cover 30' and choking the chicken to 20'. King of hackish to me. I see #9 pgp's choked down to 10', I just shake my head.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:02 AM
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Another obscure sprinkler that would absolutely positively give you a specific 22-foot radius, is the Toro Stream Rotor head with the special adjustable radius nozzle, which is the 03 nozzle equipped with an internal flow control.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:22 AM
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Another obscure sprinkler that would absolutely positively give you a specific 22-foot radius, is the Toro Stream Rotor head with the special adjustable radius nozzle, which is the 03 nozzle equipped with an internal flow control.
I tried those years ago: crummy pattern. My choice is still 5000/5500 or even the 3500, which I've had good luck with.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:31 PM
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I never used them because I liked the constancy of the original nozzles. Put one on a high-pop 300, in place of an 02, and got a decent pattern from it when dialed back to 20-22 feet, so maybe the extra height helps the coverage.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:02 PM
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Im assuming ( I know , I shouldn't) that the gentleman mentioned who dosnt like to dial down is a landscaper who does mostly new construction and see's lot of washout when first installed.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:18 PM
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I don't think many of the new nozzles would please bare-seed landscapers. That downward spray from a modern nozzle is just what they wouldn't want. Toro wrote an explanation in response to complaints about close-in coverage on their S700 nozzles, stating that the close-in water was directed upwards instead of downwards, with the intent of minimizing washouts.
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