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Sprinkler heads that work upside down?

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

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 316

    Here at my office, we have a nursery where we store shrubbery while it is waiting to go to jobs, as well as stock some of our more common items. Currently we are having to go out and run a sprinkler, moving it 2-3 times every day to get everything. We are wanting to install some irrigation sprinklers on the overhead framework that holds our shade tarp. Any chance there are some sprinklers that can be flipped upside down and still function as usual? I don't have experience with anything other than drip systems.
     
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,624

    Sure , many indoor horse arenas are done with sprayers from the ceiling.
     
  3. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 316

    Where can I find some? I normally buy rain bird valves, etc...... didnt see any overhead ones there.
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,624

    Ya buy a regular one and hang it upsidedown.
     
  5. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    Why does it have to be flipped upside down?
    All that will do is reduce the spread.
     
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,187

    Whoa!! Hold on! Wait a minute. So you're telling me, that if the heads are facing up, the water will fall down to the area that needs to be watered? Wow!!

    Glad someone said it before I did. I agree, just keep the heads in the upright position, but don't use a pop up head. Use a nipple with a shrub adapter irritation has pictured, with a nozzle on top. Facing down will cause low head drainage which will cause puddling below the heads.
     
  8. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
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  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    What do they do in NZ?
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  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Misters end thread...
     

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