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Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 4:21pm

by hi.todd

I accept that! After I responded I noticed the date of the post. Sorry!

:S

Dan

Monday, July 21st 2008, 12:01pm

by HooKooDooKu

These are all great ideas the sprays should be at 30 PSI as Kookoodookoo noted. 80 psi is way too high. I am also interested in the spacing of the heads (how far apart are they?) What kind of nozzles are on all of the heads, 18',15',12',10,8',6',5',4. Are the nozzles clogged? Where is the 80 PSI measured? 7 minutes in Houston is not that much in June, July, August.
It sounds like it is time to get wet.


Some more Ideas.


Good Luck
:thumbsup:

#1 Why are we reserecting this thread after nearly a year?

#2 Kookoodookoo ??? that's not very nice :huh: ( HooKooDooKu)

Friday, July 18th 2008, 8:54pm

by hi.todd

These are all great ideas the sprays should be at 30 PSI as Kookoodookoo noted. 80 psi is way too high. I am also interested in the spacing of the heads (how far apart are they?) What kind of nozzles are on all of the heads, 18',15',12',10,8',6',5',4. Are the nozzles clogged? Where is the 80 PSI measured? 7 minutes in Houston is not that much in June, July, August.
It sounds like it is time to get wet.


Some more Ideas.


Good Luck
:thumbsup:

Saturday, June 23rd 2007, 12:32pm

by Tom

try the undercut nozzles from rainbird which offer an additional orrifice to water the area close to the head


Friday, June 22nd 2007, 7:46am

by Robert in Riverside

Thanks for the great idea with the pans. I will set them out tonight and check them in the morning after the system has cycled.

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 6:14am

by HooKooDooKu

So do a test and see how much water is actually hitting various spots.

Get something like a bunch identical catch pans (like pie pans, used tuna cans, or anything with a low lip). Place a few of these in the brown grass and some more in other areas of the lawn and run the irrigation system. Then compare how much water is in the different pans.

Of course the irrigation stuff may just be a coincidence to what ever is really making the lawn brown. I know I've got a brown spot in my lawn right now. When I saw it in the distance at first, I though it was in the corner of the yard where I know my irrigation system does not get adequate coverage. But later I took a closer look and came to realize the brown patch is well inside the area that IS getting plenty of water.

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 11:05am

by Robert in Riverside

I had thought about the dry area issue, but I have 22 identical heads, on two zones, and only a few have the problem, although, as you say, overspray from adjacent heads may be compensating. My lawn is round and I am using 180 degree heads which means that there is a lot of overspray on some heads.

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 4:49am

by HooKooDooKu

<i>pressure is about 80PSI</i>

Could that be the problem?

Almost sounds like you've go so much pressure that none of the water is landing right around the heads. If you don't have complete head-to-head coverage, I could see where right around the heads no water is falling.

I do know that it's generally recommended that once you start talking about pressures over 80psi, a sprinkler system needs a pressure regulator.

The easiest thing you could try would be to throttle the valves down IF you have valves with flow control. If they do have flow control, there should be three things that can be turned on the valves:
1) The solenoid to manually operate the valve,
2) Bleeder valve
3) Flow control

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 12:27pm

by Robert in Riverside

Sprinklers are Rainbird 4" Sure-Pops and have been in use for 3 years, pressure is about 80 PSI.

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 9:52am

by Wet_Boots

What make and model of heads and nozzles?