Rainbird single nozzle XPCN catch can test

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Tom Tom, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    10 15 42 16 17
    11 27 35 24 22
    20 23 15 24 21
    25 10 5 9 24
    -------X-------- <-head position

    Chart shows results if you were standing behind head, picture is from the front

    DU is 45%

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  2. What if you installed a XPCN Q in each corner? That is probably the correct install method or at least how I'd do it. I like them because you get a fairly tight pattern with minimal wind drift.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now do multiple samples with a different nozzle each time.
     
  4. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I tried it this way because I believe Rainbird states you do not need overlap.

    They seem weak right in front of the nozzle, but thats a small area.

    I think if they were installed with head to head coverage the DU would improve alot.
     
  5. Well clearly you have shown RB to be wrong. Maybe Rotor-Tool will step in and straighten us out.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't know about that.

    But, to me they seem like a half circle nozzle when I saw the spray pattern on concrete.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    How about setting up two sprinklers using edge to edge layout and test that?
     
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    where did u get those catch cans.

    U of O?
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can someone send me some catch cans like that?
     
  10. I sent you some Hunter blue nozzles a whole box I believe for a promised tote that never showed up.:nono:
     

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