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Old 05-11-2010, 09:38 PM
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Could be, I wondered that, too. If I ever thought I'd be hammering a tree trunk, Stream Rotors would be installed.

Why stream rotors?
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:42 PM
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Why stream rotors?
With the rotating stream, they don't hammer the bark in the same place as a single-stream. Plus, they have such a gentle application; best rotor ever made, imo. I miss Ed Hunter.

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:51 PM
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With the rotating stream, they don't hammer the bark in the same place as a single-stream. Plus, they have such a gentle application; best rotor ever made, imo.
Gotya great point! I love the stream rotor too, I am seeing less and less of them!
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:02 PM
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Gotya great point! I love the stream rotor too, I am seeing less and less of them!
We're seeing less of them because the contractors are not designing the systems to have 50 psi at the head. We all bought in to MP Rotators, but a few of us realized the application rates/run times were not getting it. I would not install a MP unless it was a problem with the original install and I needed more pressure. There is nothing so pretty as seeing a Stream-Rotor at work.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:09 PM
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We're seeing less of them because the contractors are not designing the systems to have 50 psi at the head. We all bought in to MP Rotators, but a few of us realized the application rates/run times were not getting it. I would not install a MP unless it was a problem with the original install and I needed more pressure. There is nothing so pretty as seeing a Stream-Rotor at work.
I love watching them. I turned on a system the other day which was not butchered by 700's. I'll take some pics for ya if I run across any!
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:32 PM
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I love watching them.
I did a walk-through with a client that we installed Stream Rotors for their turf; he said, "you don't want to stare at these too much, they're mesmerizing". She said, "it's like sitting around a campsite fire pit".
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:14 PM
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We're seeing less of them because the contractors are not designing the systems to have 50 psi at the head. We all bought in to MP Rotators, but a few of us realized the application rates/run times were not getting it. I would not install a MP unless it was a problem with the original install and I needed more pressure. There is nothing so pretty as seeing a Stream-Rotor at work.
What about Joe-Homeowners yard? Efficicent, work well. So what if it takes 8 hours to water, if it fits in the night.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:33 PM
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What about Joe-Homeowners yard? Efficient, work well. So what if it takes 8 hours to water, if it fits in the night.
You're right, for small systems that fit the window, they work fine. Russ ("low-flow") has run into sites where MPs were the only answer because of psi/gpm.

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Old 05-14-2010, 07:33 AM
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I dug up this relic from the original system on the job yesterday. There is a copper "tee" that looks like it was inserted into poly. Is that how people used to do it?
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:39 AM
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That is the install of one particular company. One, and one alone.
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