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I need new sprinklers for the following tasks:

(1) Watering two 60'x40' TRIAGULAR lawns. Imagine a 60x40 rectangle cut
into two halves along a diagonal, that's what I have.

(2) 20'x20' rectangular gardens with plants.

Just by looking around the net, Gardena line of products has caught my
eye. They seem good looking and come with a quick-connect system.
However, I don't know precisely which models would serve my needs best
(that triangle shape is the biggest headache for me). The models a

* 3200: Small oscillator, has just range adjustment.

* 3900: Longer oscillator with range as well width adjustment.

* 350/T: Range, width, water-flow adjustment, as well as timer.

* Turbo Impulse type: Normal impulse design I think.

I guess my basic question, is what would work best for a triangle shape
lawn.

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On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:19:43 -0500, Newbie wrote:

I need new sprinklers for the following tasks:

(1) Watering two 60'x40' TRIAGULAR lawns. Imagine a 60x40 rectangle cut
into two halves along a diagonal, that's what I have.

(2) 20'x20' rectangular gardens with plants.

Just by looking around the net, Gardena line of products has caught my
eye. They seem good looking and come with a quick-connect system.
However, I don't know precisely which models would serve my needs best
(that triangle shape is the biggest headache for me). The models a

* 3200: Small oscillator, has just range adjustment.

* 3900: Longer oscillator with range as well width adjustment.

* 350/T: Range, width, water-flow adjustment, as well as timer.

* Turbo Impulse type: Normal impulse design I think.

I guess my basic question, is what would work best for a triangle shape
lawn.



The "rain-bird" type oscillating seem to work well. I think I bought
10 different sprinklers and took them all back for various reasons.
The more expensive models did not work any better than all-plastic and
the cost range was $5 to 45. I suggest buying local and retailers
that don't mind giving refunds/returns. I dislike returning
merchandise, but this is one item (like antennas) you need to try out.
I tried all the Gardena sprinklers and none worked well for me. As it
turned out, a Craftsman rain-bird with a sled-type base worked best
for me. You may need a timer so you can water just before dawn.
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: The "rain-bird" type oscillating seem to work well. I think I bought
: 10 different sprinklers and took them all back for various reasons.
: The more expensive models did not work any better than all-plastic and
: the cost range was $5 to 45. I suggest buying local and retailers
: that don't mind giving refunds/returns. I dislike returning
: merchandise, but this is one item (like antennas) you need to try out.
: I tried all the Gardena sprinklers and none worked well for me. As it
: turned out, a Craftsman rain-bird with a sled-type base worked best
: for me. You may need a timer so you can water just before dawn.

Please forgive my ignorance but I am not sure what you mean by
rain-bird. Of course there is a company by that name, but since you
wrote Craftsman, probably that's not what you meant. I tried sears.com
searching for rain-bird but no luck.
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On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 15:31:38 -0500, Newbie wrote:

In article , Phisherman
wrote:

: The "rain-bird" type oscillating seem to work well. I think I bought
: 10 different sprinklers and took them all back for various reasons.
: The more expensive models did not work any better than all-plastic and
: the cost range was $5 to 45. I suggest buying local and retailers
: that don't mind giving refunds/returns. I dislike returning
: merchandise, but this is one item (like antennas) you need to try out.
: I tried all the Gardena sprinklers and none worked well for me. As it
: turned out, a Craftsman rain-bird with a sled-type base worked best
: for me. You may need a timer so you can water just before dawn.

Please forgive my ignorance but I am not sure what you mean by
rain-bird. Of course there is a company by that name, but since you
wrote Craftsman, probably that's not what you meant. I tried sears.com
searching for rain-bird but no luck.


They are called "impulse sprinklers" but Rainbird was the first
company to patent them. Try KMart too, since they now carry Craftsman
products.
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Phisherman wrote:

: They are called "impulse sprinklers" but Rainbird was the first
: company to patent them. Try KMart too, since they now carry Craftsman
: products.

OK, I understand. I hope they are the same as "impact" because that is
my impression. I must confess to feeling intimidated by that type: the
adjustments look so difficult. On most other types, you get regular
knobs and sliders. That's what I liked about Gardena's impulse model:
the salesperson said adjustments are easier.

I mean just look at the pictu
http://www.amazon.com/Rain-Bird-2-In...dp/B00002N8NR/
ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438590&sr=1-30

Other choices from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Melnor-3900H-P...0/dp/B00004SDY
T/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438524&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/Gilmour-Patter...6D/dp/B0002YV8
0A/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438524&sr=1-6

http://www.amazon.com/Gilmour-Adjust...e-999TP/dp/B00
02IKUD2/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438524&sr=1-12

http://www.amazon.com/Gardena-Turbo-...6/dp/B00004SDY
F/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438524&sr=1-22

http://www.amazon.com/Gardena-Circul...48-5/dp/B00004
SDXP/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438590&sr=1-26

http://www.amazon.com/Melnor-Circle-...38/dp/B00004SD
WY/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1209438590&sr=1-25

I'll brood over it and buy one or two, locally if available, otherwise
online. Specific recommendations welcome from all.


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On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:15:16 -0500, Newbie wrote:

Phisherman wrote:

: They are called "impulse sprinklers" but Rainbird was the first
: company to patent them. Try KMart too, since they now carry Craftsman
: products.

OK, I understand. I hope they are the same as "impact" because that is
my impression. I must confess to feeling intimidated by that type: the
adjustments look so difficult. On most other types, you get regular
knobs and sliders. That's what I liked about Gardena's impulse model:
the salesperson said adjustments are easier.


The impulse sprinkler adjustments might look difficult but I found no
model "difficult" to adjust. The impulse ("Rainbird") types don't
work well at low pressure, but otherwise I think they are the best.
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Thank you both very much. I was thinking of getting two sprinklers i(f
you recall from OP, there are two laegr triangles and two small
rectangles to water), so I'll take the plunge and get at least one
impact type!


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