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AU_251
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The Lorde's House
Member since Feb 2013
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Best affordable sprinkler online?
Don’t have an irrigation system. Been getting by with hoses and the more heavy duty model sprinklers from Lowe’s, but hoping there is something better.

Whatcha got


GaDawg9977
Georgia Fan
Member since Aug 2016
808 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
Find a Hunter or rainbird distributor and buy a Hunter I-20 or rainbird 5004. These are the residential/commercial models. Best ones out there.


NATidefan
Alabama Fan
Two hours North of Birmingham
Member since Dec 2008
29662 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
I'm gonna be doing some drip irrigation and goin with dripdepot. They sell sprinkler stuff too I believe.


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
46761 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
Do you know how to build with PVC? Takes a little work, but build a pvc stand with a hose connection then put an inground sprinkler on top.

Something like this


Allows you the flexibility and coverage of a rotor of spray nozzle. Highly adjustable.
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RollDatRoll
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
Just to piggyback off of your response... Here is a good video I watched yesterday on how to build a sprinkler stand with pvc.

YouTube


DMAN1968
Member since Apr 2019
167 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
I never thought of that. Cool idea.


CrawDude
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
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re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
I’ve bought cheap ones, expensive ones (oscillating) and none seemed to last very long before they broke. I’ve tried this one Gardena Zoommaxx and now own three. Not cheap but they hold up. About $55 on Amazon.

Those homemade units look pretty good.
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SSpaniel
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Germantown
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re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
Those Gardena sprinklers are legit. Expensive, but they last, so it evens out.

Warning, though... don't get lazy and pull the hose to bring the sprinkler closer to you. Especially if there is a driveway involved. Because your wife will unknowingly back up at the exact moment the sprinkler is on the driveway and will back over it. They don't hold up to that.


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Man4others
Member since Aug 2017
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re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
I like these two I bought on amazon

Orbit 56186N Brass Impact Sprinkler on Wheeled Base

And

Cast Iron spot sprinkler


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
46761 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
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Just to piggyback off of your response... Here is a good video I watched yesterday on how to build a sprinkler stand with pvc.



We made tons of variations of those. Building tall just puts a high center of gravity, but it also means you aren't bent over when making adjustments.


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Vacherie Saint
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Member since Aug 2015
19193 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
I did a poor mans underground system for my front yard for around 200. Used 3/4 60psi poly pipe with barb fittings. Buried it one shovel head deep. Have three 360 rain bird sprinklers with 20ft radius on each leg. Both legs tie into an orbit timer on a faucet behind the bushes. I just blow them out with an air compressor before the first freeze and they’ve worked great for years.


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SuddenJerk
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Oct 2017
278 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
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I’ve bought cheap ones, expensive ones (oscillating) and none seemed to last very long before they broke. I’ve tried this one Gardena Zoommaxx and now own three. Not cheap but they hold up. About $55 on Amazon.

I have one of these with no issue for the last 2 years. I also use their quick connects on everything I can.


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MoarKilometers
Florida Atlantic Fan
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
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Find a Hunter or rainbird distributor and buy a Hunter I-20 or rainbird 5004.

I found a guy on Ebay who was selling 20 of the 5004 for $120 for the partial circle 0-360 degrees, free shipping. I ended up getting a box of the 3504 as well, since I was repairing/upgrading an abandoned system and had 0 to do with spacing. The 5004 are pretty kickass, only had to use a few 3504 for the areas 20 ft and under.


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DawgCountry
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Great State of GA
Member since Sep 2012
24545 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
Me neither. Very cool


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CenlaLowell
UMass Fan
Alexandria, la
Member since Apr 2016
191 posts

re: Best affordable sprinkler online?
I'm definitely doing this. Another winter project for me.


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