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Monday, July 23rd 2012, 7:15pm

by Wet_Boots

drifting nozzle adjustments are a long-known problem - a really-tight screw is one attempt to deal with the issue

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 4:48pm

by Senatov

"It is annoying that I have to apply WD-40..."
I can imagine. I will say I haven't seen this before, can't imagine what would cause it.
I did a quick scan of past forum posts and didn't see it mentioned previously.
Glad you got it going.
I contacted Hunter about it, and they said that they come like that from the manufacturer to prevent it from moving on its own, which seems like a bunch of baloney. The problem is, is that I have 2 other heads to adjust, both of them side sprays, and those have more of an issue. I can turn the screw, but it does not do anything. They both have strainers on them. I bought them from a trusted irrigation retailer that I have used for a while, and have heard good things about, so that is not an issue. They are only a few weeks old. I can turn the screw but it does nothing. I miss the old PS heads, I wonder why they discontinued them. Have you ever had a problem with these nozzles?


Thanks for the help!

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 8:32am

by GatorGuy

"It is annoying that I have to apply WD-40..."
I can imagine. I will say I haven't seen this before, can't imagine what would cause it.
I did a quick scan of past forum posts and didn't see it mentioned previously.
Glad you got it going.

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 6:13pm

by Senatov

Ok, the adjustment was successful. It is annoying that I have to apply WD-40 on the screw of each nozzle. Thanks for the help though!

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:38am

by Senatov

that's good - sometimes that obvious piece is absent, and no way then exists to adjust radius

you should see a cross-slot on the adjusting screw, once you look at the underside of a nozzle - use the appropriate screwdriver to free up any stuck adjusting screws
I was unable to do that with a screwdriver, so I tried using a drill (I know it was a bad idea) but I was able to get the screw completely out. I then put WD-40 on it, and put it back in the nozzle. I then put the screen on it, and screwed it back into the riser. I was then able to turn the flat part of the screw on the nozzle. I have not adjusted the radius yet, as I am doing some other yard work and I do not want to get the grass wet yet. Since the heads are only a few weeks old, it is annoying that I had to do all this. :)

Thanks for the help! I will post how the adjustment goes later.

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 10:36am

by Wet_Boots

that's good - sometimes that obvious piece is absent, and no way then exists to adjust radius

you should see a cross-slot on the adjusting screw, once you look at the underside of a nozzle - use the appropriate screwdriver to free up any stuck adjusting screws

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 9:54am

by Senatov

Sometimes a system is installed, and no strainer screens are placed beneath the spray nozzles, and you need those screens in order to be able to adjust the spray distance.
I went around and checked the heads. I unscrewed the nozzle and found this:



under each nozzle. If this is a strainer, then yes, there are strainers under each nozzle.

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 9:19pm

by Wet_Boots

Sometimes a system is installed, and no strainer screens are placed beneath the spray nozzles, and you need those screens in order to be able to adjust the spray distance.

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 6:19pm

by Senatov

If there are no strainers under the nozzles, there is nothing for an adjusting screw to engage with.
I'm sorry, can you tell me what that means in layman's terms? I am kind of dumb with this stuff. Sorry

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 6:12pm

by Wet_Boots

If there are no strainers under the nozzles, there is nothing for an adjusting screw to engage with.