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Old 07-05-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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newly seeded yard - sprinkler question


just had our gardener seed a fairly large portion of our backyard. He added many new irrigation points (sprinkler nozzles) - seems the water spray is not hitting the entire yard based on using +15' nozzles. they are pop-ups, some 180 degree, and 360's down the middle. does anyone make a nozzle that sprays more than 15'?
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: newly seeded yard - sprinkler question


If he added more sprinkler heads to an existing system, without adding more zones (solenoid valves), could be that you don't have enough flow to spray very far.

Figure out what brand and model of sprinkler heads you have and google the instruction manuals. The rotaries possibly have different and/or adjustable nozzles. Not sure about the pop-ups.

My pop-ups only spray about 8 feet (but positioned so that is all they need to spray). My Hunter rotaries spray may 20-35 feet, but only 3 per zone and I have good water pressure and seems proper sized pipe to the heads.

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Old 07-05-2017, 09:06 PM   #3
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Yes pressure will have a lot to do with it. But may just need to switch to a something like a Rainbird Rotor Sprinkler.
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Like others above have stated, yes they make heads that spray further however the residual water pressure has a lot to do with the number of spay heads you can run at the same time. The more water you flow will result in a drop of water pressure.
You can also try running your sprinklers at a time of day (or night) when the water pressure is greater.
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Just have the guy that installed the sprinkler system come back and make the needed adjustments.
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