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Old 06-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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popup spray and rotor on the same pipe line?


My rotors are getting bad coverage on a slope. One rotor is always facing headwind, so it's never reaching the other rotor.

I was wondering if I can add an old fashioned spray on the same line as the rotors. will be any pressure issues?

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Old 06-02-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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popup spray and rotor on the same pipe line?


Is there a time of day with less or no wind? What nozzle in the rotors - some will give you more water or less/more spray or flatter spray.. Rotors usually take more water than other types of heads, so replacing with them probably won't create a pressure problem, but not sure how this is going to help your issue.

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popup spray and rotor on the same pipe line?


You could try a rotor that is taller like 6 inches with a low angle nozzle. Take a look at the Rain Bird 5000 series.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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popup spray and rotor on the same pipe line?


Or adjust the schedule so it runs when there's less/no wind?
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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popup spray and rotor on the same pipe line?


Before adding another head of any kind you need to be sure you have not only pressure but gallon per minute flow rate or you will worsen your problem. You should be able to look up the PSI and GPM (gallons per minute) draw of your currrent heads.

Just for the health of your plants, you should be watering in the morning when winds should be lower and everything has adequate time to dry off before sundown. My timers were set to start and finish just as the sun was coming up. I got to crush garden snails in my bare feet racing to my newspaper before they got to hide in it.

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