Irriagation hose connected to sprinkler head?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Garyl53, May 27, 2008.

  1. Garyl53

    Garyl53 LawnSite Member
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    Hi All,
    In my area (Denver) I am noticing many flower/shrub beds getting retrofitted with irrigation hose looped through the beds and connected to a sprinkler head. At least this is what it looks like. Is this some sort of water conservation measure? Do any of you know the rough cost of hose and fittings to connect to the sprinkler heads?
    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Could you possibly mean Rain Bird Xeripops?

    They're the best and worst of both worlds... (microspray and conventional sprinklers that is)... and a workable compromise that I've used .
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Invented when someone screwed up the design, like rain curtain nozzles.
     
  4. Can you take a pic? Sounds like shrubblers.
     
  5. Garyl53

    Garyl53 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Hi,
    I took a closer look and it looks like soaker hose but it is attached to a sprinkler head somehow. Don't you have to have a pretty low pressure for soaker? Maybe 10psi. Maybe there is some pressure reducer retrofit for a sprinkler head body? I couldn't see who made it. I will try to get a picture later this week.
    Gary
     
  6. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Rainbird 1800 retro its a regulator and filter in 1 housing you can swap a old spray zone into a drip
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There ya go.
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. Garyl53

    Garyl53 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, that looks like the ticket. Can soaker hose run OK at 30 psi or does it have to be lower?
    Gary
     
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    30 is fine for soaker hose. Seen it used much higher.
     

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