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Sprinkler heads
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magpie    Posted 10-19-2003 at 15:18:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was wondering if anyone knows how many gallons per minute a typical rainbird type sprinkler might use being supplird by a half inch pipe at approx 50 psi. I realize their are a lot of different sprinklers and senarios, but I was just thinking of an all purpose sprinkler for general field conditions. And I only need a rough estimate.

Lazy Al    Posted 10-20-2003 at 19:12:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would get a few five gallon pails and run it in them and time it, see how many gal you get in a minute . then you'll know for sure

deadcarp    Posted 10-19-2003 at 18:17:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
we had popups when we bought the house, but i kept mowing the faulty ones off, then the lawn would grow over them and they constantly needed haircuts - sheesh! finally the guy next door had a good idea so i copied it - he replaced the top rail in his chain link with pipe, plumbed it in and put half-moons up there. jeez i guess we used them for 10 years after that - no hassles :)

Bob/Ont    Posted 10-19-2003 at 19:43:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
POP UP Sprinklers in minnesota Eh!You must be a closet yuppie. What do your neighbours think?
Later Bob

deadcarp    Posted 10-20-2003 at 05:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oops, should have mentioned - nope this was out west - we raised the kids in saugus ca. i suppose one could use icecube trays for sprinklers here :)
i pondered that once - when windchill sets in and it's 40 below, how could one surround the house with 32 degree water? if some freezes, so what? (guess that's not much of an if around here:)

Bob/Ont    Posted 10-20-2003 at 11:13:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have heard of people spraying water on garden crops to save them from frost at night. Another thing I saw out west was a lot of windmills in the orchards, Mark told me they where fans not windmills, use them to save the crops for a few days untill they can pick them.
Later Bob

Willy-N    Posted 10-19-2003 at 18:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just put a 40 GPM one on the roof at 75 PSI it does the whole yard and keeps the roofs clean to! Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 10-19-2003 at 18:02:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can get them in different sizes from a couple of Gallons a minuite up. Most are around 3-5 gals a minuite big ones up to 40 plus GPM but they are on 1 1/2 inch pipes and larger. Here is a link to a site that might help. Mark H.

magpie    Posted 10-19-2003 at 20:46:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you Mark! yes that helps a lot.

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