Sprinkler and Water Timer

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Orbit Irrigation 56208 6 Gear Tripod Sprinkler

The Orbit H2O 6-Pattern Tripod Sprinkler is completely adjustable to cover a radius of 20-40′. The metal tripod, with its weighted legs, adjusts from a height of 25-48″, and the 6-pattern gear drive sprinkler head is an above ground sprinkler, ideal for shrubs and flower beds. It has 5 rotating patterns: small, medium, and large stream, vertical fan and flat fan, and 1 stationary misting pattern. No tools are required to switch among the 6 spray patterns and it covers an area from a 15-30′ radius.

1) This sprinkler works where low water pressure is an issue. It is ideal for my customers who have wells.

2) To prevent over watering I would advise you to attach a water timer to the bottom of this sprinkler. Being able to turn the sprinkler on and off allows you to reposition the sprinkler to another area. Turn it on and adjust it on the spot instead of walking back and forth from the house. Caution: Grab the sprinkler with one hand and the bottom of the hose with the other, in order to not to put too much tension on the bottom of the sprinkler where the water timer is connected. Otherwise, the pressure might cause it to break.

3) This sprinkler is not available locally. It needs to be ordered online. The average price is $42.00, but may vary a little. Our company trucks carry this sprinkler and timer so if you would like to look at it first just mention to one of our service technicians.

4) For Smaller areas, Home Depot sells a smaller version of this sprinkler for about $17.00 to $18.00.  See picture below.

Orbit H2O-6 Gear Drive Sprinkler, Spike B 58573.

It has 5 rotating patterns: small, medium, and large stream, vertical fan and flat fan, and 1 stationary misting pattern. No tools are required to switch among the 6 spray patterns and it covers an area from a 15-30′ radius.

Sprinkler Timing Systems

Product Features

  • Color: Blue
  • Mechanical water timer (works like an egg timer, no batteries needed)
  • Turns water off automatically, saving time and water
  • Waters up to two hours
  • Available in six rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and berry

Pictured above is a simple water timer. There are more expensive timers that can be programmed to go on and off automatically. The type of timer shown above is available locally. The average price online is $12.00 to $15.00. The price may vary from place to place.

5/22/2017

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