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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jbell36, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,415

    i am having a few issues with a Home Owners Association, there is a strip up front that is 6' wide and 115' long...we do full maintenance on this account...we mow at 4", and the spray heads are 4", so even when the grass has just been cut some of the spray heads don't quite reach over the grass for adequate coverage...how would you guys go about fixing this issue?

    i will add the spray heads are just over 8' apart and have regular 10' 180's for nozzles...was this installed correctly? i would think putting in side strip sprays would have been the way to go...i ask because i don't have a lot of experience with side strip sprays and would like to have your input, especially on this specific situation...
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,590

    Narrow strips are tough to cover and need rectangular head spacing. Most seem to go the cheap route with a single row. Deal with it unless they willing to pay to do it right.
  3. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,415

    irritation, how would you have designed it in the first place?
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,590

    Depends, I would have to see the site.
  5. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 1,865

    The first thing you can do is replace the 4" pops with 6", that will make a huge difference. If they've only got one row of sprays, I'd probably leave the 10H on there but if there is a row on each side of the strip, I'd switch them to 8H to cut down on the over spray some. There really isn't an SST nozzle that will cover a 6' wide strip. Just on the measurements, I'd have probably put in 2 rows with 5Q/5H nozzles on them. Coverage in the middle wouldn't have been perfect but it wouldn't have been bad either.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,520

    you could always cut at 3 inches :p
  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Perfect response from a non grass cutter. Good job boots. Lol
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,151

    I agree with the 6" head, strip sprays are a pain, and I've had not much luck with them. RB does make 8 FLT low-angle nozzle with matched precipitation that would be worth a look at. :)
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Agree on the 6" pops ... however there is a strip nozzle that will cover 6 feet and cover it well if you have the pressure to work with ..... the MPRotator MPLCS515, MPRCS515, MPSS530
  10. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,415

    Good to hear...my first thought was definitely replace with a 6"...but rather than digging every head up my supplier suggested replacing with the Rain Pro telescoping 6" pops with a 4" body to go right into place where the old 4" pops were...they will fit rain bird and hunter nozzles so I was thinking 8' nozzles, just don't know if those will reach far enough to the street in between heads...what do you guys think?
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