Before you adjust the watering direction or distance, you will need to set the starting point for the water rotation. The versatility of the Rain Bird Spray Series rotary sprinkler is second to none. Those thoughts spun in my brain until I saw this at my local home improvement store- for half price I might add! If not, disconnect the common wire from your controller. First, you need an anti-siphon valve. Adjust the spray distance using a flat-bladed screwdriver. Considerations include the most efficient capture of all the rainwater, acceptable locations for downspout intercepts, and leaf and other roof debris management.
With the skill saw, cut two squares of plywood to these dimensions. The first professional grade Rain Bird sprinkler system designed for homeowner installation, it provides everything you need to keep your lawn green season after season while saving water. Well, that is what drove me to this project. Quarter Circle Pop-Up Sprinkler The Toro 570Z Pro Series Fixed Spray Pop-up The Toro 570Z Pro Series Fixed Spray Pop-up Sprinkler with 15 ft. This covers about 108 feet watering area, possibly more depending upon head spacing. Twist the collar to the left or right if you have an adjustable sprinkler head.
Captured rainwater can be used for both potable drinkable and non-potable purposes, both inside and outside a home or business. The method for routing the wire from the valve to the control box depends on the circumstances of each property. Just let man stay on this earth long enough and he will eventually destroy the environment. Drill pilot holes at an angle from both edges of each 2x4 leading into the adjacent 4x4 leg. You can have the water on or off when you adjust the spray distance, though it may be easier with the water off. Then, turn the screw clockwise to decrease the spray distance up to 25 percent. Rainwater Irrigation Systems: Irrigate with free water that falls from the sky! Rainwater is often a forgotten resource for these uses, and can significantly reduce the amount of treated drinking water needed to complete these tasks.
Again, make the hole only as big as you need. Alternatively, look for a tab on the head of your sprinkler marked with a plus or minus sign to make the change. I have 5 heads on a length that runs parallel to the back of my house, from left to right as you look out a back window. Dual-Service Tanks: A dual-service tank is a tank which is used for both fire protection and is also used for other purposes. Tap water from wells - highly variable, but will contain minerals Calcium, Magnesium, etc. Controlling the sprinklers is Rain Bird's heavy duty timer with large readout screen and simple scroll settings for automatic watering any days of the week and up to two times per day. More that one roof or downspout can be used.
Dennis I'm not entirely disagreeing with the chemical explanation, I think there is something to rain water in and of itself is better. It should be installed in an area that is unobstructed by trees, roof over hangs, or anything else that might block rain from getting to the sensor. If you do that, make it sure the tube is secured to the downspout. I am blessed or cursed as some would believe with a very small front lawn 20' x 20'. Storage capacity needs to be sufficient to provide several months supply of water as well as an appropriately designed and maintained filtration and disinfection system. I have decided to connect the sprinkler system to house water.
Pop-Up Gear Drive for Reclaimed Water. The electrical connection between the sensor and your sprinkler system controller is interrupted when a certain amount of rain triggers the sensor. Clean or replace the filter screen, depending on its condition. Even if it's the same according to a measuring device, it's not the same thing, 3 water lines running at the same time only put out 18 gpm at the most, this in turn gets spread out over several thousand square feet. If your model does not have a smaller screw at the top of the sprinkler head, locate the screw above the spray nozzle on the side of the turret. With our full line of commercial, residential and institutional sprinkler systems, rotors, sprinklers, sprays, valves and irrigation controllers, K-Rain is continually focused on customer satisfaction. I think someone already had the patent on that process.
Place it on the screw on the top of the head. It flows very quickly off of these surfaces and in the process it carries a variety of pollutants from dust and dirt to oils, fertilizers and pesticides. Simple adjustments for spray rotation and distance help you keep the water on your lawn and off the house, sidewalk and driveway. Each head covers about 12 to 14 feet, with overlapping spray from head to head. You can also use flexible black pipe.
To increase the spray pattern, move the threaded collar to the left. They can be submersible in the tank or centrifugal outside the tank. Some roofs are better than others at catching the rainfall efficiently. Make sure the sprinkler is not hooked up to running water. An illustrated manual shows the 5-step installation process as well as example sprinkler placements for different lawn areas. Fasten the fifth middle leg in the same way.
We Are Leaders In Rainwater Irrigation Systems University Sprinklers is a proud member of the , an association dedicated to the promotion of the practice of rainwater harvesting, and we continue to lead the irrigation industry in water wise technologies. Distance adjusts with retention screw from 20. Find the center cap on the rotor case. If it's the spraying pattern you want to change, rotate the collar left or right if your model has an adjustable head. I know, a step backward ecologically speaking, but it will permit it to be automatic and will have a constant source of water and pressure. Move it all the way to the right until it stops and you can no longer turn it.
Please call 800-654-9283 for additional configuration and freight pricing. Each pin represents a 24 hour period beginning at midnight. Here is a schematic of my system. As much as possible, route the wire along the edge of structures, such as the house, garage, patio, pathways and driveway, so it is unlikely to be cut accidentally when working in the yard in the future. There's a Rain Bird sprinkler for every application -- from pop-up spray heads and high efficiency nozzles to rotors, hose-end and impact sprinklers. Pop-Up Gear The K2 Smartset Professional 5 in.