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Old 05-02-2010, 04:22 PM
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Good product ... bad install?

Here's a couple of pic's of an low bid install.
3 strip sprays along a narrow strip?
Rotars head to ...... well ..... if the wind blows in the right direction coverage.

Rainbird products, but ...
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:27 PM
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:45 PM
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Isn't there too much wind there for slipshod spacing?
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:18 PM
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:01 PM
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Poor design. Cant blame the parts.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:03 PM
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Kinda sad to say the least.
I generally do this builders jobs, but was too busy at the time, and "it just had to be done NOW", so he got a guy they work with sometimes, and "He's cheaper" you know.
Sad thing is, there's enough capacity i.e. pressure/water too have done it right and, at least, for these two areas, they could have been done it right without hardly any extra work.

Sad thing is, I met the new gonna be owners, and they noticed a head that didn't retract (pretty obvious), a cap that had been knocked off the top of a rotor (still works fine), and leaking out the top of a rotor due to the low head (end of line) drainage. No clue to poor layout.

I just kept my mouth shut, fix the problems, and move on.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:17 PM
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Kinda sad to say the least.
I generally do this builders jobs, but was too busy at the time, and "it just had to be done NOW", so he got a guy they work with sometimes, and "He's cheaper" you know.
Sad thing is, there's enough capacity i.e. pressure/water too have done it right and, at least, for these two areas, they could have been done it right without hardly any extra work.

Sad thing is, I met the new gonna be owners, and they noticed a head that didn't retract (pretty obvious), a cap that had been knocked off the top of a rotor (still works fine), and leaking out the top of a rotor due to the low head (end of line) drainage. No clue to poor layout.

I just kept my mouth shut, fix the problems, and move on.
Re-nozzle on the rotors, for proper coverage? Enough press/flow?
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:21 PM
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Re-nozzle on the rotors, for proper coverage? Enough press/flow?
Not gonna work, the area needs a center zone; any guess if someone left spare wire?
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:23 PM
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Most companies around here would have 6 rotors covering that area. No sprays in the parkway, rotors throwing over the sidewalk. Water early morning when the wind is usually calm. Depending on pressure it may be 1 sometimes 2 zones.
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rotors throwing over the sidewalk.



Sad truth.,,,...
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