new install pics

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, May 6, 2010.

  1. JayinMI

    JayinMI LawnSite Member
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    Why stream rotors?
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    With the rotating stream, they don't hammer the bark in the same place as a single-stream. Plus, they have such a gentle application; best rotor ever made, imo. I miss Ed Hunter. :cry:
     
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  3. JayinMI

    JayinMI LawnSite Member
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    Gotya great point! I love the stream rotor too, I am seeing less and less of them!
     
  4. Mike Leary

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    We're seeing less of them because the contractors are not designing the systems to have 50 psi at the head. We all bought in to MP Rotators, but a few of us realized the application rates/run times were not getting it. I would not install a MP unless it was a problem with the original install and I needed more pressure. There is nothing so pretty as seeing a Stream-Rotor at work. :clapping:
     
  5. JayinMI

    JayinMI LawnSite Member
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    I love watching them. I turned on a system the other day which was not butchered by 700's. I'll take some pics for ya if I run across any!
     
  6. Mike Leary

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    I did a walk-through with a client that we installed Stream Rotors for their turf; he said, "you don't want to stare at these too much, they're mesmerizing". She said, "it's like sitting around a campsite fire pit".
     
  7. hoskm01

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    What about Joe-Homeowners yard? Efficicent, work well. So what if it takes 8 hours to water, if it fits in the night.
     
  8. Mike Leary

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    You're right, for small systems that fit the window, they work fine. Russ ("low-flow") has run into sites where MPs were the only answer because of psi/gpm.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dug up this relic from the original system on the job yesterday. There is a copper "tee" that looks like it was inserted into poly. Is that how people used to do it?

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  10. Wet_Boots

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    That is the install of one particular company. One, and one alone.
     

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