RB rotor questions

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Mike Leary

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    Let us know the results, you might want to partner-up with Kirl. Otherwise, if my plants and turf are happy, I really don't give a damn, my dear.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    Well, that's the point. If you install nozzles with uneven coverage, in a pattern that provides even overall coverage, then it doesn't matter. I still think Ed Hunter got the nozzles right a very long time ago, and the recent changes are cosmetic rather than functional.
     
  3. Mike Leary

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    Have to agree, somewhat. Most systems do not have the capacity to use a Stream-Rotor, and most contractors screwed up the design and badmouthed the head rather than themselves. The main reason for rain curtain and other close application nozzles were due to the plethora of screwed-up design/installs that permeated the need for a improved "cheat" nozzle. That being said, I stand by the RB 5000.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

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    Yep, count on the dumbbells to make good products seem bad. When I was tweaking older Super700 systems, I got some good use from a new 1.0 gpm nozzle they added to the roster. Toro stopped making it, though, since it wasn't being used as intended, to bring down flows and to bring up pressures (their gear drive couldn't be counted on to reliably turn at a 3/4-gpm flow the 1-gpm nozzle gave at 20 psi)
     
  5. Mike Leary

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    I met Ed Hunter at I.A. years and years ago; felt like I should worship at his feet. I certainly knew I was among genius. Long live the Stream-Rotor. :clapping:
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    Come to think of it, I employed the smaller nozzle idea back in the brass-impact-head days. Remove a stock 5/32-inch nozzle and replace it with a 1/8-inch nozzle, and bring the zone pressure above 50 psi, and suddenly the lame can walk.
     
  7. Mike Leary

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    Well said......:dancing:
     
  8. Kiril

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    That is because they don't unless you specify SAM ... same goes for PRS. I recently ordered some SAM's (in addition to some standard 5004 plus) from Ewing and they had to special order them.
     

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