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Old 10-24-2006, 07:29 AM
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being that you are clermont Fl, any home depot or lowes , at lest when I lived there sold the donuts

http://www.irrigator.com/location.htm

Florida Irrigation Supply had em too...page 30 of their catalog.

I always hated string trimming the st augustine off of them. but a necessary evil....
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:14 PM
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what if I wasn't from clermont, then lowes or home depot wouldn't sell them?

I hate Florida irrigation. They once told me I couldn't buy pop-up sprinkler bodies (without nozzles) and treated me like I was stupid for asking for such a thing.

I'm looking for CHEAP donuts - about a buck at most.

I have found plastic donuts for $1.29.

Anyone familiar with these:

http://www.gillroys.com/Hoses_and_sp...t-s768841.html
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:24 PM
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go concrete. you wont be dissapointed. even if you ahve to pay more, they will last longer. I don't think the plastic ones woudl hol dup very well to the UV from the sun


If the system was installed right, which I'm sure it was, you really don't need the donuts...

I'd bet even an truvalue or ace woudl have the donuts as well...
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:41 PM
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Thanks. I'll check out Ace or even Willis Hardware - do you remember that place?

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Where in Clermont did you live?

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:15 PM
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I lived in Orlando down about 3 miles south of the the Beeline just off john young parkway....Place called Whisper Lakes...
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:41 PM
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HAS to be a lot of hemorrhoids in FL so I imagine the donuts are not far behind.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:48 PM
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I've never installed donuts, I think it depends on the type of turf and soil you have.

I guess with a fast growing grass and sandy soil, they could be usefull.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:59 PM
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I've never installed donuts, I think it depends on the type of turf and soil you have.

I guess with a fast growing grass and sandy soil, they could be usefull.
Imagine bentgrass on steroids Jon. Bermuda and St. Augustine grow on runners like bentgrass, but those runners are more dense than the stems of any goose grass or crabgrass you have ever seen. Warm season grasses like this can be installed in plugs or strips. Imagine six inch strips on 12 inch centers and having perfect turf in less than 4 months! Bed edging has the same challenges. Where in a climate like yours or even mine, a cultivated edge is cut once a year. Down south, they edge monthly or even more often.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:18 PM
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Imagine bentgrass on steroids Jon. Bermuda and St. Augustine grow on runners like bentgrass, but those runners are more dense than the stems of any goose grass or crabgrass you have ever seen. Warm season grasses like this can be installed in plugs or strips. Imagine six inch strips on 12 inch centers and having perfect turf in less than 4 months! Bed edging has the same challenges. Where in a climate like yours or even mine, a cultivated edge is cut once a year. Down south, they edge monthly or even more often.
Thats what I thought, I find grass that spreads by runners and rhizomes much more unattractive grass, but thats just because I'm used to looking at rye grass up here.
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:55 AM
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During the summer months, I cut my grass twice a week.

Edging and weedwacking is done every week.

Anyone have any experience with the plastic donuts?

I mostly want them to protect the heads along the fencing from mower tires running over them. A slight grade toward the fence has the back edge of the sprinkler head raised about 1/2 inch.
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