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Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 2:05pm

by Zhukov (Guest)

I'm not a fan of the blue nozzles. I don't have a lot of experience with them though. The first time I tried them it looked like to me there was more puddling around the head so I switched them out to the red nozzle and I've been using only red ever since.
It seems that visible close-in spray is the point of these nozzles, even when it's unnecessary or harmful.
I switched to the blue nozzles on my plain PGPs this year. One of the reasons Hunter lists in their brochure for switching is "increased homeowner satisfaction"; I can certainly say the blue color is appealing and did influence me too. ;)

FWIW - my back yard uses 6 PGPs in a pattern that resembles the "6" on a die; in that application (2.5GPM in the corners, 5gpm in the centers), I get 72% DU. I do measure more water closer to the heads and less in the center of the yard, but I don't know if that's necessarily a function of the blue nozzles. My primary reason for picking them is the ease of matching precipitation rates with the quarter/half pattern rotors. The spray pattern (subjective, I know) looked good.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:23pm

by hi.todd

I totally agree.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 4:44pm

by Wet_Boots

I'm not a fan of the blue nozzles. I don't have a lot of experience with them though. The first time I tried them it looked like to me there was more puddling around the head so I switched them out to the red nozzle and I've been using only red ever since.
It seems that visible close-in spray is the point of these nozzles, even when it's unnecessary or harmful.

The one thing I am grateful for the RB 5000 series is that they can spray further than a PGP can at some lower pressures and nozzle sizes, which became important when the high-pop PGP was discontinued in favor of the 'Ultra' version of the head, which can't use the original red nozzles.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 2:20pm

by mrfixit

Sometimes the adjusting screw on maxi paws unscrew themselves. Wrapping it in teflon tape seems to keep them in place.

I know it's not ideal especially if you're going to use the bleeder screw but maybe teflon tape on the bleeder screw would keep it from coming off.

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 4:41pm

by hi.todd

I was using the DV-100s, they had a problem that is still popping up. The bleed screws or thumb screws were slowly backing out causing a lot of warranty calls on new systems.

I don't install that many new systems, but it still caused me pain in the schedule.

:thumbsup:

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 7:50pm

by Wet_Boots

I made the switch to the Hunter Valve this year after the Fiasco of valve problems with Rainbird last year.
Which RB valves were you using?

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 5:37pm

by hi.todd

I think Hunter only did it to say their nozzles are listed in order of G.P.M. like the Rainbird 5000

I just like the Rainbird 5000.

I used to be a PGP guy.

I have converted to almost all hunter except for the Rainbird Spray Nozzle and the 5000 Rotor.

I made the switch to the Hunter Valve this year after the Fiasco of valve problems with Rainbird last year.

Friday, August 30th 2013, 1:07am

by mrfixit

I'm not a fan of the blue nozzles. I don't have a lot of experience with them though. The first time I tried them it looked like to me there was more puddling around the head so I switched them out to the red nozzle and I've been using only red ever since.

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 11:45am

by Tripp Knightly (Guest)

Well, I had one Maxi that needed replacement (return trip failed and the only way out was to replace at least the body). I'd seen enough posts suggesting Maxi is decades-old technology (even if they work fine... not trying to kindle that debate anew here). So, I figured why not try something new and since it's a 2-head zone replaced both and kept one as a parts cannibal.

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 7:43am

by Wet_Boots

why aren't you just shortening the radius of the maxipaws, if that's the only issue?