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The last 9 posts

Tuesday, September 7th 2004, 12:56pm

by bgeddes

More sprays would presumably mean more zones (valves) due to GPM issues.

Tuesday, August 31st 2004, 12:17pm

by SprinklerGuy

It will cost close to the same......if you used 6 rotors versus 12-15 sprays....

rotors cost about 12 bucks...sprays about 3 bucks....piping would be the same.....

I prefer the sprays...but with clay soil...might be better to use rotors and put water down at a slightly slower rate....

6 on one 1/2 dozen on the other probably..

Tuesday, August 31st 2004, 10:20am

by samjaynes

I don't mean to piggy-back on to your post, tomfireburns. However, I would like to post a reply to SprinklerGuy. In my area, which is about 40x40, with semi-clay soil, this area is pretty flat with a kidney bean shape island close to the middle, yet ofset a little to the side. The shape as mentioned is square.

The initial estimate I received was with spray heads every 12 feet and three in the middle. Although I can see some benefit from this, I can't see why I can't use rotors for this area. The only obstruction that I can possible see is two boulders about 2 feet high in the middle of the island. Don't rotors typical spray higher that this? Are they trying to sell more parts than needed?

Thank you for letting me add to your thread. I am interested in any comments.

Tuesday, August 31st 2004, 5:01am

by SprinklerGuy

I would have to say that a 35 x 40 area is small. But, that being said, in some situations Rotors will work better for you.

Is this area sloped? Shady? Sandy soil? Oblong? Square?

What is your water pressure?
What is your water volume?
How many zones available on the timer?

More info the better....

Monday, August 30th 2004, 1:37pm

by samjaynes

I am interested as well as the feedback to this post. I have a similiar shaped area with the same dilemma,

Monday, August 30th 2004, 12:01pm

by tomfireburns

would you say 35 x 40 is big or small?


Friday, August 20th 2004, 10:43am

by billingsleyj

Yes, what he said!

Friday, August 13th 2004, 3:35am

by aquamatic

spray= small areas, rotors= large areas

Thursday, August 12th 2004, 10:58am

by tomfireburns

spray vs rotor

I have used spray heads in the past and have been happy overall. I am doing an upgrade on a new property and would like to have a better understanding of why I would use spray versus rotor?