At High pressure HUNTER pgp's _________

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fill in the blank....


    *and by high pressure I mean over 50 working.
     
  2. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    sing in a falsetto?
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    they leak out the seals with precision
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Who needs to worry about head to head watering anymore!


    Just put in a few pgp's @ 30 feet apart with number 4 nozzles call it an install on to the next one.
     
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    I don't think they need 50+ to leak, they leak below 50. I was talking to a salesman the other day and made the comment how PGP's have made me money and realized I would make more money in the future if I replaced them with a PGP
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    ...they rocketh mightily

    Give the PGP 65 psi and watch that #11 nozzle make any I-20 look like a refuge from weenieville.
     
  7. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    make you wish that you had installed a RB 5000+ series instead?
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    sounds like the installers around here, lol
     
  9. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    Around here it's #6 or #8 nozzles, on the 1/4, 1/2 and full circle heads, all the same.

    Above 50PSI they leak like crazy and launch the tops with regularity. I replace at least 10 to 1 PGP to everything else, partly because they're used more than any other head but also because they fail more frequently. I always replace with a PGP and the same nozzle unless I'm replacing every head in the zone and then I'll put in 5000's and nozzle them correctly. Just one head though, and I'm replacing like with like. PGP replacements probably account for close to 15% of my annual revenue.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've been revisiting some installed PGP heads, to remove them, and tighten the cap, and reinstall them. Seems the assembly robots didn't eat their wheaties.
     

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