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ufalco

Senior Member

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Tuesday, September 9th 2003, 4:14am

hi ray thanks for the prompt replay.yes i replace the 15' pipe under the patio with 3/8 flexibale copper tube.yes all of the other zones are working fine.i think i'm going to plug 7 of the 14 head and try that.what do you or anyone else think.i check and recheck nozzle valve and licks and found everythink ok,but my spray do not pup up all of the way up.

aquamatic

Advanced Member

Posts: 229

Location: USA

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Wednesday, September 10th 2003, 11:30am

First I wanted to mention that the Hunter PS Strip Nozzles work great for your situtation they will throw a rectangle spray of 4' x 30'. These can also be tuned down for smaller areas. You would of made out wih less spray heads for your coverage.

As for some not opening up - You might also have a drop in your PSI at some point which causes them all not to open.

IF you do have some that always do pop up, try and swap out with some of the weak ones. This will narrow down to a weak spring on some of them.

In my opinion running 14 heads is a littlew to much if your running off fluctuating town water pressures.

You can always add a booster pump to sustain consistant pressure.

What is your PSI and GPM? WHat series nozzeles are you using??

ufalco

Senior Member

13

Thursday, September 11th 2003, 4:00am

my psi(50) gpm(8) before my leak under patio see other post above on this subject.i use 2' short radius. i was concer with over spray since my bed area is only two feet wide.i was thinking of plug 1/2 and try that first and put the 4' micro spray they do give a nice mist and not too uch over spray.

Rays Sprinklers

Supreme Member

Posts: 493

Location: USA

14

Friday, September 12th 2003, 11:16am

You can also add a valve, and split the zone......from one into two....
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

ufalco

Senior Member

15

Friday, September 19th 2003, 4:07am

hi everyone i finally was able to test my problem.i started to plug heads and my result is yhat i cannot have more than 6 head spray on the zone.seven i could get away, the head take one to three seconds before they pup pop and then they work fine.so i'm going to plug some and space it out so i could use 4' spray to cover the area without to use another zone witch would means to redue my monofold and buy a bigger valve box and redue my set up in the backyard.using 15' or 30' strip is a good idea but i think the forse is too much for the flower bed. thanks for all of your help and if any more suggestion please do advise me.next i'm thinking of winterize.

Rays Sprinklers

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Posts: 493

Location: USA

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Friday, September 19th 2003, 1:05pm

careful when you winterize....it is in your best interest to have a professional company to do the winterizing unless you have a sufficent size compressor....othwise if anything is left with water....and or not properly winterized, then you might have problems when opening in the spring.
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

ufalco

Senior Member

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Monday, September 22nd 2003, 9:34am

i'm thinking of gettin a 115psi compressor with a 2 gallon tank oiless. 5.8 cfm@40 psi 3.8 cfm@70 and 3cfm@90 psi.i have 4 zone two(4 head)one with 6 head and the last one with 7 head.i will do each zone one a the time.does that sounds good even if this comprosser is kind of small.i like it because is only 20lbs and very portable.it is only for my personal use.

Rays Sprinklers

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Posts: 493

Location: USA

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Monday, September 22nd 2003, 4:26pm

That sounds good.......some winterizing tips.....before you turn on the compressor, make sure at least one of the valves are open.....never have the compressor on without a valve open....watch the pressure dont go over 70 PSI....also do each zone twice....make sure before you stop just air is coming out of the sprinklers.....make sure all valves are closed and the clock is in the off position after finishing.
Thanks
Ray
Rays Above and Beyond Automatic Lawn Sprinklers

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