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Old 08-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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After a month of back-order my new cast iron walking sprinkler arrived yesterday. It weighs 32 lbs. and can pull 300 ft. of hose. I took a picture of it with a dollar bill next to it for scale. I tried the low speed yesterday and it only covered 70 feet in four hours. My greatest concern is whether it will roll over connections without jumping off the hose.

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I wasn't impressed by the speed so bumped it up to high, running test now. It is still like watching paint dry. Water flow is 4.5 gpm on well at 60/40 psi. At this rate I am supposed to put down a little more than 1/2" of water. So will need to create pattern to water same path twice a week. Trying to cover entire yard in three passes/three days.

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My radius is looking to be about 26'
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On HIGH I am only getting a speed of 22 feet in an hour. Manufacturer instructions say I am supposed to get 30-40 feet. Anyone know what kind of pressure loss you would get over 200 feet of 5/8" hose? My well pump is set at 60/40. Manufacturer specs. are at 44 psi. No water is being used in house.

At this rate it will take 4.75 hours to water planned paths.
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Adjust the upturned angle of the tips of the arms and you may get some increase in speed. (This will also change the width of the area watered)

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