sprinkler donuts

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Ed G, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't name a single self respecting, professional landscaper/irrigator who would install one of these things. These look like they are for the over 65 DIY crowd who have nothing better to do.... just my $.02
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I thought donuts were to keep grass from growing over the sprinkler? The only thing that funnel looks like it will accomplish is accumulate clippings and leaves and funnel water to the base of the sprinkler, causing the soil to be even more unstable.
     
  3. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    Donuts don't keep grass from growing over sprinkler heads unless they are maintained. My product requires much less maintenance to keep the sprinkler heads visible due to the fact that it is the user that custom fits it to their sprinkler head giving them the only true custom fit. Preventing grass from taking root between the donut and sprinkler head itself is the key to low maintenance. Similar products don't do this and require much more maintenance for them to remain effective long term.

    As far as grass clippings, they shrivel up and disappear just as they do in your lawn now. Leaves do accumulate but they are easily removed. Actually the vacuum of the mower decks going over them often picks the majority of them out of this funnel. lol Once this funnel is installed, it doesn't retain water. All water gets absorbed by the surrounding ground just as it would without the funnel.
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sorry dude, don't agree with you on several of your points, and I'm still not seeing what good this will do, other than being an eye sore.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    It does provide something to trip over, so Lionel Hutz approves.
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or to sprain your ankle .... the lawyers (leaches) will like it.
     
  7. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    so long sprinkler buddy guy!
     
  8. Ed G

    Ed G LawnSite Member
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    I like the donuts along the driveway to keep truck tires off my sprinkler heads.

    The Florida folks understand why.
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The sprinklers I work on don't need donuts.... or coffee. And they get all messy and sticky with icing. Of course maple bars and jelly donuts are the most difficult because they don't come with holes.
     
  10. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    You can walk on this donut all day long and not trip, it's made from a flexible material that gives. Concrete donuts often causes the sprinkler heads to fail when it's forced into them with the mower tires. If they don't sink beneath the ground first. Yet many folks swear by them to this day. "Different strokes for different Folks". :) It's All Good! :usflag:
     

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