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mlyttge

New Member

Posts: 5

Location: Sacramento, CA

1

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 10:16pm

Rain bird impact sprinklers quit rotating

I just replaced several Rain Bird Impact sprinkler heads and one of them always stops rotating. It rotates for a minute or so then always stops at one end of its rotation. Another sprinkler does the same thing but less frequently. On the one that does it all the time I changed the coupling that the head threads into because I thought maybe it was somehow impeding it, but that didn't help. Any ideas?

Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 4,071

Location: Metro NYC

2

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 11:20am

Are these Maxipaw impacts with blue nozzles? what's the water pressure?

mlyttge

New Member

Posts: 5

Location: Sacramento, CA

3

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 9:35pm

Blue nozzles

They do have blue nozzles, but they are Rain Bird branded. I do not know what the water pressure is. I suppose I should figure out how to check that.

Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 4,071

Location: Metro NYC

4

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 9:08am

Maxipaws take smaller nozzles than the blues, if the water supply is too small, and there is a way to "reseat" the end of the arm spring, to make the head more reliable at low pressures.

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