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Old 04-10-2008, 03:34 PM
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Why do they all suck? I've tried 'em all. I think I'm going to try the one that looks like a tractor that travels the hose. Any recomendations? Underground is not an option. I want to water a 40'x60' area and not have to move it 10 times.
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http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Tra.../dp/B0001ANC7M

I swear by it, it weights like 40lbs You connect the hose to the back and the presure turns the tires at a very slow pace and you lay out thew hose in the path you want the tractor to go and the front wheel follows it. Dude its the greatest thing since sliced bread no BS buy one and you will be thanking me!!
I forgot to say watch out read the review some of them are plastic internal parts and are junk and some are made to last. the ones that are made to last are gona set you back 150$ but well worth it
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Freeg the grass its suposed to turn brown in the summer..

Hey. you're from NJ? .. Sprinkle your throat with some nice cold Yuengling
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You mean youse guys put water on the grass? TO MAKE IT GROW?

Me I am trying to find about 55 gallons of surplus agent orange.
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twentynine - 4/10/2008 8:42 PM

You mean youse guys put water on the grass? TO MAKE IT GROW?

Me I am trying to find about 55 gallons of surplus agent orange.
Yea that is what I was trying to get at
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:12 PM
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LI Sound Grunt - 4/10/2008 8:24 PM

Hey. you're from NJ? .. Sprinkle your throat with some nice cold Yuengling
I'm gonna do that anyway!


Traveling sprinkler it is, thanks jdizzle.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:42 AM
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Underground is the only way to go. And by the way you guys need to quit talking s%$# about grass. How am I gonna afford gas if ya'll keep running off customers.
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Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
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NJFISH - 4/10/2008 6:34 PM

Why do they all suck? I've tried 'em all. I think I'm going to try the one that looks like a tractor that travels the hose. Any recomendations? Underground is not an option. I want to water a 40'x60' area and not have to move it 10 times.
? I have a ~30x50 area I water occasionally and I just use one of the $15 back and forth fan types from home depot. At worst I have to move it once, depending on the wind... you can also always get two smaller ones, put a "T" in the middle, and connect them with hose to make a "semi-permanent" solution, just put a small stake in the ground when you find the right positioning for the 2...
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bms1939 - 4/13/2008 1:23 PM

Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
probably because he doesn't want to spend a few grand!!!
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On TV I saw a standard in-ground pop-up sprinkler with a short piece of pipe and a hose connection. Like an installed in-ground system but you move the hose to each location. Six of these should cover your area.

Not as convenient as a "real" in-ground system, but much less expensive.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:17 PM
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bms1939 - 4/13/2008 1:23 PM

Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
Actually it would be but I don't want to make the investment, I also have very rocky soil. I would do it myself but I would kill myself in the process, even with a trencher. I also don't want any automatic device since I have a well and I've had some trouble in the past.

The sweeping sprinklers have been OK but I would always have to move at least 3 times to get full cover...and I have good pressure so it is working at max range.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:53 PM
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Why is undergroung not an option? For an area that size I think its your only option.
Actually it would be but I don't want to make the investment, I also have very rocky soil. I would do it myself but I would kill myself in the process, even with a trencher. I also don't want any automatic device since I have a well and I've had some trouble in the past.

The sweeping sprinklers have been OK but I would always have to move at least 3 times to get full cover...and I have good pressure so it is working at max range.
Some companies have a machine that pulls the plastic tubing underground without trenching.

You don't need an automatic device. When I bought my house, the former owners had installed underground piping and heads but brought all the pipes to a manifold with a manual valve for each zone and a hose connector - connect the garden hose, turn the water on, then open the zone valves one at a time. This not only saved them the cost of zone valves and a timer, it saved them the cost of a backflow preventer and in our area, the cost of an annual inspection ($35.00).
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Melnor 3200H

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A few grand for a 40 X 60 area? I'm in the wrong business!! The parts would cost on the high side five hundred (retail), and could be installed in one day if they took their time. As far as the well goes you would probably use less water than your using now because it would evenly water the area for a set amount of time.
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Melnor 3200H

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While that sprinkler:

will water the area, that is one of the mose inefficient sprinkler designs on the market. It shoots fine drops of water high into the air where it evaporates or is blown away by the wind. Sprinklers that shoot larger droplets of water in a more horizontal direction put much more of the water on the lawn.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:23 PM
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When I built my house 10 years ago, I got tired of moving sprinklers around, and weak pressure trying to drive multiple sprinklers. To get the lawn started, I glued together some long sections of PVC, with a sprinkler every 8-10 feet, and tapped a spigot into the water main under the house before the pressure got stepped down at the regulator. I could hook a hose to that spigot and pressure wash my neighbor's house across the street.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:15 AM
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I have a john deere type sprinkler you mention That works great. It even cuts its self off at the end of the run

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Melnor 3200H

http://www.backyardstyle.com/shop/in...p-flypage-8253
While that sprinkler:

will water the area, that is one of the mose inefficient sprinkler designs on the market. It shoots fine drops of water high into the air where it evaporates or is blown away by the wind. Sprinklers that shoot larger droplets of water in a more horizontal direction put much more of the water on the lawn.
Water is cheap.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:00 AM
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I still can't believe you guys put water on grass to make it grow!
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