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Old 04-28-2006, 06:46 PM
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I hate microsprays

I hate them!

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Old 04-28-2006, 06:48 PM
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Use Shrubblers then
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:55 PM
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You think your funny SprinklerGuy?Do you know how many Drip irrigation systems I have installed?Do you know my capabilities?You automaticly think that DirtyWater installs better systems than I do because I use shrubblers and he dosen't like them..stepped on one one time and broke it so he's never even tried them?At least I am open minded to new ways and different materials.Does that make me a bad drip installer?Or or is it because I don't just do irrigation exclusively that you insist on making fun of me?
Micro sprays are what they are and untell they come up with with something better I use them..only the red ones.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:55 PM
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Ok, I feel better now.

Doing a install where the customer asked for microsprays...One of those "I need to see it water to know its working" type customers..real PITA.

Why I hate microsprays:
  • Microsprays take forever to assemble.
  • They either cover too much or too little
  • They are fragile, especially once they've been in the sun a few years.
  • They waste water
  • They take forever to assemble
  • They cause weeds
  • They overspray due to the lack of a variable microspray
  • They get water on the foilage of plants, and not the root system
  • They clog easy
  • Did I mention they take forever to assemble?

Anyways, I ran out of time today because I have to repair our house plumbing (shower manifold sprang a leak), and I'm generally in a bad mood. My usual weekend off will now be spent finishing the microspray job and repairing my bathroom.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:56 PM
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I went to one home last year that had over 200 of them in their mulch beds. Looked like the little plastic army guys ready to do battle.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:59 PM
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I fully assemble a microspray and insert it in it's stake in about 30 seconds or less.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:01 PM
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I fully assemble a microspray and insert it in it's stake in about 30 seconds or less.
Are you using flexible tubing clamped into a stake with the microspray on it, or are you using the rigid 1/4" tubing for a riser and the 1/4" screw fittings?

It takes about 30 seconds per microspray to put them together for me to...I can drip a lot more than 2 plants a minute using drip rings or punch-in emitters.

In my perfect world Microsprays would only be used in raised garden beds that are too small to water with a streamrotor type head...and never on the same zone as regular emmiters (That annoys me so much, you end up with dried out plants and totally swamped out garden beds).
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:14 PM
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I use the rigid risers and the 1/4" screw on sprays and ends...You can aim them better than using the tubing and I like things rigid.I only use microspray for groundcover.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:15 PM
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The only time I installed microsprays was when I was forced to do so...and even then I used the Pepco pop up type so I could bury them most of the way and protect them from damage....Jon's damn boots kept breaking them.

You are correct....I do not know your capabilities...... truth be known..I use to use the shrubblers quite a bit for annual beds...I would use the spray type not the stream type and they worked very well for me. I also used the stream type shrubblers for trees when bozos piped trees/plants on the same valve.....in order to give some semblance of order to the drip system and try to water equally as per the plants/trees individual needs.

But...I never used shrubblers for every plant on the system because they cannot be controlled precisely enough for my tastes....

Yes, I think I'm funny.
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:21 PM
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Well I think your funny too!
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