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Saturday, January 3rd 2004, 12:43pm

Rainbird popups have less coverage then shrub head

I have several 2" and 4" rainbird popups sprays, the inexpensive units you can buy at Lowes and Home Depot. I've pulled them apart and cleaned them as best as I can. I have not replaced the nozzles on them.

I've noticed that my new rainboard half circle shrub nozzles (the kind that screw directly onto an elbow) have much greater distance than the popup heads. Is this just an issue of the nozzles being clogged to a point that they can't be cleaned? Should the 2" and 4" popups have identical coverage in the half circle to the shrub nozzles?


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Monday, January 5th 2004, 10:57am

How far the nozzle sprays also depends on how high the collar and riser are! The 4" should have the advantage, because it is higher, so it can traject the water further.

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