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Posts: 456

Location: USA


Monday, December 31st 2001, 12:37pm

Head Location

I installed my heads a little too low last year in my backyard. You cant see the collar because the grass grew around it, although i can see the rubber cover. Is this ok or should I raise them?

Posts: 60

Location: USA


Thursday, January 3rd 2002, 12:46pm

The head should be raised to the proper height to allow the spray pattern to cover the intended area. When heads are too low, the spray pattern is hendered by the grass blades or outher ground cover thus causing the head to puddle more water around the head and less water at the end of intended throw. It will become more obvious the spring and summer as the grass gets fuller that you have a problem with dry spots since the spray pattern will not cover all the intended area.

If the pop up riser and nozzle of the spray head does pop up high enough to clear the grass and spray un-hindered, then you can leave the head below the soil level.

The tops of pop-up sprinkler heads and rotors should be slightly above the soil surface. Any higher, and they're subject to damage when mowing or engaging in yard activities.

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Edited by - sprinklerWarehouse Irrigator on Jan 03 2002 6:47:02 PM

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