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Old 09-05-2015, 10:40 AM   #1
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Best rotor drive sprinkler head


I can cover my front and backyard with 2x 30' radius 180 degree motor drive heads. I'm currently using a orbit hooked up to a hose. Is the rain bird 5000 the best spray for 10-30' range? Is prefer better near range vs distance.

1/2" lines @ 90psi.

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Old 09-05-2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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How big is the area? The arcs should overlap.
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It's roughly 40' x 15' or so. Obviously 4 rotors in the corners would be ideal but I'm trying to find a compromise with 1 or 2. Rain bird's "rain curtain" I was hoping would help solve the overlapping issues.
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You won't be happy with the results. Also 1/2 won't supply 2 heads at the same time unless you run each head on a dedicated line.
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My install worked pretty well with 1/2" poly at 60psi. Head to head coverage with the 2 rotors works pretty well in my oval-ish small lawn. I was also able to run 6 pop up 6" spray rotors with 8' half circle spray heads. For this I ran a main to the middle then split off each side of 3 heads.

While not perfect, it satisfies my lawn for about $300. Zones do need to run longer to achieve an 1" per watering.
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