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Old 05-13-2014, 10:31 AM
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Spray heads 4",6"or 8" in from lawn edge.?

My customer is worried his ride a mower wheels will damage spray heads,he wants them in 10" I'm concerned about edge coverage what's every body doing?
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:38 AM
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My customer is worried his ride a mower wheels will damage spray heads,he wants them in 10" I'm concerned about edge coverage what's every body doing?
10" is quite far in my opinion. I think 4" is fine, if installed on swing arms, or swing pipe with marlex ells to allow a little give when they get driven over.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:49 AM
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marlex ell swing joints render the heads immune from rider mower runover damage
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:53 AM
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marlex ell swing joints render the heads immune from rider mower runover damage
I wouldn't say completely immune, but much less likely for damage. I've replaced swing joints and marlex ells that were damaged. But it is very rare. It's also very rare to see marlex at all. Usually swing pipe into a swing ell, into the head.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:07 AM
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I'm thinking more of the homeowner lightweight lawn tractor mowers. Some mammoth ZTR could be a different deal.

My concern with head placements were more about how much leeway was needed for the guys working a steel-blade edger.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:45 PM
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4" is enough. All of my lawns are blade edged. No string. I would prefer 6" to minimize back spray onto sidewalks. The systems that overspray onto hard surfaces are usually placed too close to them.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:13 PM
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The more ya keep em in , the more they will overwater onto the driveway.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:47 PM
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I'm thinking more of the homeowner lightweight lawn tractor mowers. Some mammoth ZTR could be a different deal.

My concern with head placements were more about how much leeway was needed for the guys working a steel-blade edger.
seconded,

it seems to me distance is not an issue other than to avoid edging damage, and, so far out as to leave a dry spot.

one mentor told me to keep a "closed-fist distance" between head and concrete.

when using swing joints, dont position the head over the pipe, or down force will break the pipe....same reason i personally dont care for threaded cut-off risers
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:59 PM
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4" is enough distance between driveway or sidewalk here in SW Florida.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:59 PM
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6 inches here is rule so as to not waste water
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