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Old 08-08-2013, 12:30 PM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
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They call it an"under ground" sprinkler system because it's underground,
They're called "pop up" heads because they pop up from ...........under ground.
If you call me 'cause we broke a head,........... "I will be happy to give you an estimate to update and properly install your system."
Not to piss on a parade but....
Damageing a head has nothing to do with a properly installed system if you were intellectually honest you would know this..
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:15 PM
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Not to piss on a parade but....
Damageing a head has nothing to do with a properly installed system if you were intellectually honest you would know this..
Nonesense...failed heads and improperly installed heads are most often an unseen hazard...when installed properly and proper functioning, heads don't get cut off etc..
Popups for lawn should be flush with dirt, no risers in lawn...

I'd agree that visible heads should be avoided...its not so easy
I call it 'Easter egg hunts' looking for heads which failed to retract into sleeve or installed improperly...not part of the mowing process to spend a bunch of time on this....keeep your system repaired and avoid problems and waste less water

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Old 08-08-2013, 03:21 PM
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Nonesense...failed heads and improperly installed heads are most often an unseen hazard...when installed properly and proper functioning, heads don't get cut off etc..
Now what does a stuck head have to do with install please explaine.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:21 PM
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iv never seen one installed incorrectly. I have however taken one or two out with my plow.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:23 PM
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Now what does a stuck head have to do with install please explaine.
he is talking about two different things. a failed head can be hard to see. but even then is pretty rare to hit
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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Installed above the level of soil such that they present a hazard that most times cannot be seen is improper installation...if you need more height to get over grass when it grows tall, istall 6inch heads...

Stuck heads are a repair issue, when the seals dry out or spring fails therefore not allowing the nozzle to retract into the sleeve and also doesn't seal up when operating hence wasting water...not install problem
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:28 PM
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That's not how I took his post stuck heads have nothing to do with a bad or good install it just happends sticking heads does not mean the system is a poor install and that is what he is implying.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:58 PM
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That's not how I took his post stuck heads have nothing to do with a bad or good install it just happends sticking heads does not mean the system is a poor install and that is what he is implying.
could mean cheap heads with weak springs, and or the seals wear out faster/harden if exposed above the ground ...maybe not proeprly maintained systems have more stuck heads/not regularly checked or run-
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:02 PM
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here is one which will fail after a few years--
popups too close to the tree-

the roots seek out the moisture and wrap around the pipe-- these were in grass at one time-
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:10 PM
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here is a no no--installed directly into the pipe--
anyone walking on the head or mower could easily crush the pipe below--

the other is what happened to the head installed near the tree...the roots grew over the nozzle
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