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#1 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted March 07, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Has anybody used these? I found this unit and it seems to have a lot of positive feed back.
http://www.rainfores...om/products.php
I have ordered 1 to check it out and will report back when we set it up.

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Posted March 07, 2012 - 08:45 PM

No, but heard of them, will be looking farwards to the feed back, looks well built.

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Posted March 07, 2012 - 11:50 PM

No, but heard of them, will be looking farwards to the feed back, looks well built.

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Posted March 08, 2012 - 02:50 AM

the only problem i ever had using a gun like that was the wind would blow the pattern bad, because it dont put out water in large enough drops. You dont want to mist if your that high up in the air, but rather have a coarser spray. I used Nelson rain birds on a 2' pipe connected to a 2" pvc hard line, with a ball valve at each one to shut off the ones i didnt need going at the time.

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Posted March 08, 2012 - 04:23 AM

I have used tripods like that for the last few years. The coverage is fair for the size of area I have. I plan to buy some new ones this year.

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Posted March 08, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Not used them myself,but there are a few around.They seem the be a good rig.

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Posted March 08, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Never used one of those. I did use a sprinkler on the ground like Lauber described last year. And on my hill there is rarely a time when the wnd does not blow. Too much water evaporates before it hit's the ground or is blown to where it does little good.
Watering betweend the beds only makes mud, the plants can't use.
I'm looking at using drip hoses so I'm only watering where the plants can absorb the water.
Of course your doing a much larger area than I am and areial spray may be most effiicent in your case?
Last year was the first time I ever had to water my garden. They are saying we may get a minor drought this year, so we may have to re-group?

Edited by JD DANNELS, March 08, 2012 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted March 12, 2012 - 08:41 PM

I have 3 tri-pods with the old style sprinkler heads. They work fine but I'm thinking of going to the drip line. I have nearly 1/2 acre for garden. And, out here in western Idaho irrigation is absolutely necessary. Last year it rained around the 20th of May and we didn't have another measurable rain until around 20th of October. There is 1 thing I don't like about them, they water in circles and to water everything it is necessary to overlap, leaving some areas overwatered. We'll see.

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for all the feed back. Mine should be here in the next few days and will let you know how it works at low pressures




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