XPCN nozzle test

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

  1. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A couple pics of XPCN nozzle wetting pattern on concrete. Nozzle on 1804prs head. Slight slope to driveway. Nozzle set for 4'.

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  2. Mike Leary

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    Who makes that? Hard to tell, but looks like not much of a reinforced edge for close-in.
     
  3. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Rainbird XPCN nozzles
     
  4. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also, did a catch can test. I'll put those results up in a little bit.
     
  5. Dirty Water

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  6. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for posting that. I was very interested in these; now my interest is going down based on that photo.
     
  7. Mike Leary

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    Ditto, the more I look at those pics, the more waste I see.
     
  8. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    I could handle the overspray, its the poor coverage at the spray head that has me more concerned. RB is pushing these things as not requiring head to head coverage; I suppose they'll work if you don't mind burns at every head :hammerhead:
     
  9. Mike Leary

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    Three words......green spray paint. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Tom Tom

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    Thats the impression I was under as far as head to head coverage.

    But, if you consider the small area they are covering 4' x 8' and that the uniformity improves once the water enters the soil (soil moisture uniformity),
    they may not be that bad.

    I took a course back in Jan. that the IA put on (advanced design). The instructor showed wetting patterns on concrete of several different nozzles. The pictures were very interesting. They had drawn chalk outlines on the concrete to show the area the nozzles were supposed to cover.
     

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