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Wednesday, July 25th 2018, 7:51pm

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Rainbird 5000+ nozzles in a rainbird 5000 head?

Hi Lecatlin, I think the 5000 MPR nozzles would be perfect for you. Having said that, I have no idea where to find them. Even rainbirds own online store does not carry them. Hopefully they have not been dropped https://www.rainbird.com/sites/default/files/media/documents/2018-02/chart_MPR_RotorNozzles.pdf

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 7:50pm

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Short radius I20 vs PGJ

Thanks WetBoots and MrFixIt. I have made adjustments to resolve the dry spot

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 7:49pm

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Rainbird 5000 adjustment screw

Rainbird states the 5000 rotor has a radius of 25 to 50' . There is also an adjustment screw that can decrease radius by 25% Does anyone know if the 5000 rotor's min radius 25' is after using adjustment screw, or is the potential min radius 20' by using the adjustment screw?

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 8:23pm

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Do in need to replace my Febco 765

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" You could always raise the PVB five feet higher, and gain the elevation it requires. Thanks wet boots for the reply. Problem is that the pvb is on the front of the house. To raise it up that high, it would be above any shrubs. To add to that, i have decided to go with a fertigatioan system, which I think pushes me towards a rpz. From reading your past posts, I know you're not a fan of indoor rpz's. Though not ideal, I was thinking of mounting the rpz indoors in the basem...

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 8:19pm

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Which valve would you use?

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" You don't need a 100 mesh filter on city water supplies. As for valves, don't drift too far away from valves you can easily get replacement parts for. All valves will eventually need servicing, so don't make it hard on yourself. Quoted from "Wet_Boots" You don't need a 100 mesh filter on city water supplies. As for valves, don't drift too far away from valves you can easily get replacement parts for. All valves will eventually need servicing, so don't make it hard on you...

Monday, July 16th 2018, 6:47am

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Short radius I20 vs PGJ

Thanks wetboots! That is the way I was leaning, but wanted the confirmation.

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 8:31am

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Short radius I20 vs PGJ

I'm in the process of designing my irrigation system. In total it is about 13,000 sqft, with the bulk of the radius for the sprinklers being being 18-30 feet. With my goal being long-term reliability, should I go with I20's over the PGJs, or make it easier (and cheaper) on myself and go with the PGJs?

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 8:21am

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Which valve would you use?

I'm installing a new irrigation system for my home and trying to decide on valves. I live in the northeast. Though I am planning to install a 100 mesh filter, would it make sense to install commercial valves like the Weathermatic 2100. Would they last much longer in the residential setting than the run of the mill Rainbird?

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 8:07am

Author: Irrigationnewbie

Do in need to replace my Febco 765

I bought a house with a irrigation system which was completely destroyed by way of not being winterized for few years along with damage from needed excavation work. One of the few remaining useful items is a Febco 765-1 PVB. I'm estimating that it sits about 4' lower than my highest sprinkler head in the back yard. Do I have to bite the bullet and replace it with a Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventer? Right now the PVB is outside. If I go with a R.P. unit, should I install it indoors to protect ...

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 7:53am

Author: Irrigationnewbie

my irrigation design

I'm about ready to purchase all the parts for my irrigation system. Each square on the diagram represents 20x20 ft, to make about 13,000 sqft. I have a static pressure of 80psi, but dynamic of approx 65. 1" galvanized pipe main, but 5/8 meter. 15.5 gal on bucket test from spigot, but limiting myself to 15gal/min based on meter size and the age of the main being 40yrs old. The portion at the top is a 5' slope My thoughts are to use pressure regulating, check valve Hunter I20's with mostly short r...