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gregory1420

Advanced Member

11

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 8:51am

so if it was you... you would get the rainbirds? you like the nozzles better and there alittle cheaper also.....

drpete3

Supreme Member

Posts: 375

Location: USA

12

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:01am

One more thing to consider...

I think the rainbirds use more gpm and if that is a concern then make sure you check the specs.
Thanks,

Pete

jmduke7

Advanced Member

Posts: 158

Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida

13

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 9:06am

Yes I do prefer the Rain-Bird over the Hunter. I sell both, and I have given you my best / unbiased opinion. There will be many who may disagree, but the facts are clear. Rain-Bird has a 5 year warranty, tried and true (no major design changes in the last 15 - 20 years) and so forth and so on..... Hunter only has a 3 year warranty and the Pro Spray has only ben on the market for about 5-7 years.

Don't get me wrong, they are both quality heads. Usually when picking a product that is as important as irrigation heads, one would normally pick what is predominate in their area (ease of finding parts or exact replacements). But in this case Rain-Bird and Hunter are both widely available in all markets. In the case of your pop-up spray bodies, I would stick with buying them from a supply house in your area, not a Home Depot or Lowe's. The products may look the same, but in almost all cases they are not. If you do not have a local supply house (wholesale distributor) you could order them through Sprinkler Warehouse (click on banner above).

Best of Luck!
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Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

gregory1420

Advanced Member

14

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 1:49pm

**** lowes has the 1800series rainbirds with a nozzle its part#1804q for 1/4 circle they are almost 4.00 each so no big savings from getting them from lowes..i was planning on getting them from sprinkler warehouse b/c of the price they are alittle over 2.00 at sprinkler warehouse alot better price........tks for the input

gregory1420

Advanced Member

15

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 2:07pm

why does sprinkler list the pro sray as the best just there opinion?

jmduke7

Advanced Member

Posts: 158

Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida

16

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 2:56pm

It's the age old "Ford vs Chevy" situation. Who really makes the better product? Well to be honest neither and both do! The Hunter may actually work better in a loamy type soil, while the Rain-Bird may work better in a sandy situation (or vice versa). I will tell you this, Hunter has the better flush cap (if that is any reason to really choose a pop-up). Bottom line, it's just a matter of preference.
Josh
Irrigation /Landscape Lighting / Pump and Well Specialist

gregory1420

Advanced Member

17

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 3:52pm

order placed......got good service from sprinkler warehouse so i went them again

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