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Sprinkler heads that work upside down?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JimMarshall, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. eludemann

    eludemann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I have used a rotary head made by nelson in a couple horse arenas. Upside down mist nozzles(especially fulls) just make a ring on the ground from 12' overhead.
     
  2. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Posts: 305

    Ok, will having it 8-10 feet above the ground change the coverage area? making it bigger or smaller?
     
  3. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,501

    That depends on the head, but I wouldn't expect much change. But as said above, if you turn a conventional spray pattern upside down, you will end up with lots of water right under the head. The spray pattern needs to push the water up and out, to get an even distribution.

    Here's a problem though. If you put the piping way high, many spray patterns may end up hitting your roof or walls. Why not run the piping just above the height of the shrubs on the tables. That way you don't need pop ups or risers on each head, but the heads height is placed for the optimal spread.

    Or you could go with misters from up high.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,434

    the OP might do best with Maxipaws equipped with low-angle nozzles, installed right ways up.
     
  5. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Posts: 305

    What tables?

    I want to be able to walk underneath the piping.
     
  6. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,501

    Ahh, you've got the shrubs on the ground, and want to walk under. How high is your ceiling?
     
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,816

    What Eddie said.
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  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Posts: 305

    Without actually measuring, 8.5 ft
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  10. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,501

    Hummm, that makes it tight, but that inverted one Kiril posted may be just what you want. It seems that one has a flat spray pattern.
     

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