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    Looking for a good sprinker(s)

    Its amazing what junk they sell these days. Last year I tried to start a 2 acre lawn in the spring. Which meant lots of watering through the summer.

    I bought 5 sprinkers from the local Menards. 2 of one kind and 3 of another. They are all either broke or partially broke. Last year about every other week I had to take two of them apart and grease the spindle that turns or they would not spin. The other three have wore out enough you cant use them to do a partial rotation as the thing that toggles and reveres rotation is shot.

    My watering is slowing down now as my fall seeding did pretty good but I still have thin spots and will always have a need to sprinkle.

    I am tired of everything you get being junk.

    Wondering if I should order something commercial online?
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    I have had good results using Hunter PGP gear sprinklers you can put these on a regular sprinkler stand easily enough. I have about 35 of these at home and have one or two fail each year usually due to abuse or damage, very low failure rate otherwise. Last year I ran a vibratory roller over one of the heads and damaged it but who's fault was that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    Last year I ran a vibratory roller over one of the heads and damaged it but who's fault was that.
    Well sounds like the vibratory rollers fault to me. Must need a tune up !

    Thanks for the info. I will take a look a the hunters.

    Why so many sprinklers? I have decent water pressure and dont think I could run more than 5. Cant imagine what kind of supply it would take to operate a couple dozen of them. Are yours perminant mounting?
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    Iv'e always had good luck with nelson sprinklers, the metal ones not the plastic ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRMCCABE View Post
    Well sounds like the vibratory rollers fault to me. Must need a tune up !

    Thanks for the info. I will take a look a the hunters.

    Why so many sprinklers? I have decent water pressure and dont think I could run more than 5. Cant imagine what kind of supply it would take to operate a couple dozen of them. Are yours perminant mounting?
    I have a decent well with good flow but run two 12gpm sprinklers at a time. So I have `12 zones with 24 sprinklers for my backyard pictured and the rest similarly setup around the front and sides of the houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I have a decent well with good flow but run two 12gpm sprinklers at a time. So I have `12 zones with 24 sprinklers for my backyard pictured and the rest similarly setup around the front and sides of the houses.
    I think your yard is missing a sand trap !
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    What was funny about this project is that when we started clearing out the brush, trees and trash everyone around us would stop by to ask what we were doing. I told them I was putting in a trailer park, scared them to death.

    Thanks for the nice comments guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    What was funny about this project is that when we started clearing out the brush, trees and trash everyone around us would stop by to ask what we were doing. I told them I was putting in a trailer park, scared them to death.

    Thanks for the nice comments guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I have a decent well with good flow but run two 12gpm sprinklers at a time. So I have `12 zones with 24 sprinklers for my backyard pictured and the rest similarly setup around the front and sides of the houses.
    Sand trap? Cut that grass a little shorter and I'll be asking where's the flag! That's just a great looking lawn. Mine is filled with dandelions and those little ferny type of things and I'd be more than happy to give them to anybody who wants them
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