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Old 04-16-2013, 11:52 PM
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mitchgo mitchgo is offline
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Orbit heads are Rain Bird nozzle compatible , Just don't use vans.. at all ..

I don't understand the need to install drip. Why pay for quite a bit more in products and time converting this large area into a drip with the disadvantage of having tubing everywhere ( weeding nightmare )

When you can take.. Maybe 10 minutes.. with a remote and some nozzles and re-nozzle the zone . Take an hour to relocate a couple of those heads. Wala An hour of my time .. $35 in parts and I increased the efficiency of the zone 2 or 3 fold .Is the zone perfect? no of course not but it's a heck of a lot better then before.. That beats hours more of involvement and much more product price to increase the efficiency of what I did a small amount of xx%
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:30 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Orbit heads are Rain Bird nozzle compatible , Just don't use vans.. at all ..

I don't understand the need to install drip. Why pay for quite a bit more in products and time converting this large area into a drip with the disadvantage of having tubing everywhere ( weeding nightmare )

When you can take.. Maybe 10 minutes.. with a remote and some nozzles and re-nozzle the zone . Take an hour to relocate a couple of those heads. Wala An hour of my time .. $35 in parts and I increased the efficiency of the zone 2 or 3 fold .Is the zone perfect? no of course not but it's a heck of a lot better then before.. That beats hours more of involvement and much more product price to increase the efficiency of what I did a small amount of xx%
How can you state this without knowing what is planted, the current DU or how much is being lost to over spray? Further, how does SDI present a weeding nightmare ... that is assuming you aren't planning on discing to control your weeds?
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:03 PM
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Since it's just plants, you might be able to get away with less than head to head coverage. Depending on pressure at the head, I'd put on 8 or 10ft nozzles and see how it does. If it works out, you saved yourself a lot of trouble vs a more expensive renovation.
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