Sprinklers Advice please

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by bavaria-n, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I really don't like 20' spacing for the 5000s. Tough to get them adjusted down to that distance.
     
  2. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
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    What would you do?
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    What's the static pressure? I wonder how MP Rotators would do on that lawn.
     
  4. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
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    I run all 3 zones at the same time, front back and sides, and the gage on pump is showing 33psi
    And I wan to dump a lot off water at short time to save on electricity
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    So what is currently in place at this moment? What heads at what spacing?
     
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not sure. But a 5000 with 25 psi at the head is going to throw 33 feet without any breakdown of the spray. That's 13' to shorten up. and that is the shortest distance they show in the chart. Operating range is 25'-50'. Low angle nozzles will get you starting at 25'.

    Don't use MP rotators if you want to dump a lot of water down fast.

    Without me going through the whole thread, was this the 60'x40' area? Could do three 5000s along each 60' edge at 30'. That would be the easiest, but not the most even coverage in some areas. I don't recommend it though.
     
  7. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
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    What do you recommend?
     
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you are going with 20' spacing do not use rotors; 5000's or I-20's. They are not designed to be choked down that much. The better choice would be MP Rotators. I would use a 6" head with a check valve if you have elevation changes. Hunter pro-sprays or Rainbird 1800. 4" heads are overgrown easily by grass and stream is disrupted.
     
  9. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
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    I don’t know what spacing. The property is 60x40 and pressure at the head about 25psi.What would you do?
     
  10. bavaria-n

    bavaria-n LawnSite Member
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    Five of some old turning heads, like this, spraying terrible, look below
     

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