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Old 08-01-2008, 11:07 PM
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Hunter Swing Joint---hurt water flow rate

We have been installing a lot of Hunter swing joints on rotor replacements. I noticed today that regardless of whether I use the 1/2" size or the 3/4" ones the size of the funny pipe is the same. Those opening are pretty darn small, looks less than 1/2", and wouldn't this restrict water flow? Are there other alternatives?
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:08 PM
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Flow loss over 1' is not an issue.

I don't upsize swing joints until I get up to 1" inlet heads.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:29 AM
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Flow loss over 1' is not an issue.

I don't upsize swing joints until I get up to 1" inlet heads.
Ditto, nothing to worry about.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:43 PM
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It's not a big deal, but in low flow situations, it could affect the performance.
I go to a solid swing joint if I'm asking for more than 6 gpm. You lose 2 psi
with a flexible swing joint.
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