Good morning and welcome to another exciting edition of the living water irrigation podcast. On today’s podcast, we have the exciting topic of sprinkler heads and types and where they’re used and how they’re used and why they’re used. So when we’re talking sprinklers, Tulsa, there’s a number of different types of irrigation delivery systems. So how we’re actually getting the water to the plant material, whether that may be flowers or grass or trees or whatever the case may be. So we’re going to talk about the different types of heads or termination points. Um, so the first we’ll talk about the absolute positively. Most common you, most of you all have heard of pop up heads were spray heads or static heads. There’s a bunch of different ways they’re terminal, not a terminology of those, but those are the heads that just pop up out of the ground and spray in one direction. Sprinklers Tulsa.

Okay? Those are called spray heads. So those spray heads come in a number of different sizes. There’s two inch, four inch, six inch, 12 inch, depending on the specific area that you want to cover. And whatever obstacles need to be overcome in order to properly water that specific area. So you’ll use a, for instance, like a two inch popups spray whenever you have an area most commonly by the driveway or a sidewalk and it’s got a bunch of over pour a concrete. So you can’t put a standard four inch popups spray, which would be traditionally used in that area because of the concrete. You put a two inch spray that obviously doesn’t have the same size body. It’s a much smaller so it can fit in that area. A four inch spray heads. The most common heads are going to be used across, uh, all irrigation platforms. Hunter

So use four inch spreads, cover grass, flowerbeds trees. Uh, it, it is the most common sprinkler head used in the irrigation industry. Uh, when you get into six inch spray heads and 12 inch, most commonly those are going to be used for flower beds. So, uh, and let me go back and explain why it’s called two inch, four inch, six inch, 12 inch. So that’s going to be the size of the sprinkler head body. So it’s two inches long. It’s six inches as long as 12 inches long. Um, and then the stem that comes up out of that body obviously being equidistant as well. So whenever you bury that 12 inch pop up, whenever the sprinkler system turns on, that stem is going to come up out of the ground approximately 12 inches and therefore can get over obstacles. They’re also used to a flower bed. Sprinklers Tulsa.

So like I was saying that a stem is going to come up out of the ground and protrude over. Um, you know, for instance, if you have some named dienes or some box woods and a flower bed and you want those heads to pop up over that and penetrate to the rest of the flower bed. Um, the other major type of sprinkler heads and everybody’s going to be familiar with our turf rotors. Um, those come in a number of different sizes and we can get into the sizes here in just a moment. But basically those are going to be for large areas of grass and the turf rotors and uh, you know, those, they have a number of number of number of different kinds that can shoot anywhere from 20 feet to a hundred feet. But the most common, um, for us to use is the hunter.

PGP. A rain bird makes one that’s equivalent and sodas orbit and Toro. And um, but the one that we use specifically as a hundred PGP, so it’s a called a hunter, PGP 80 j. So it’s an adjustable rotor so it can cover anywhere from 20 degrees all the way up to 360 degrees. Um, it has exchangeable nozzles in it, so it can put out anywhere from one gallon per minute to six gallons per minute, um, the gallons per minute. We’ll get into that briefly. I don’t want to get super duper complicated on this morning’s podcast with y’all, but the reason why we are able to change the nozzle size in those is what’s called matched precipitation rate. So the real simplistic version of that, if you have a rotor that’s only oscillating 90 degrees, obviously you want to put less water out of that head, then you would that one that says oscillating 180 degrees. Hunter

If you have it set to go on 180 degree spray pattern, uh, then from there, if you obviously have one that’s set at 360 degrees, you want it to put out more water because obviously it has a much larger arc. It has to cover. Uh, so the two adjustment factors on a road or the arch and the radius, so the radius being how far it shoots, the Ark being the oscillation of it, uh, operating from 20 degrees all the way up to 360 degrees. So we design our rotors in a square format. There’s two ways to design a sprinkler system. There’s a triangle layout and there is a squared layout, meaning basically there’s going to be ahead at all four corners. Um, I prefer that method over the triangle method, uh, just because I’ve been happier with the overlay and the coverage to get consistent.

Um, coverage from the rotors. You can get a situation where you’ll get diamond patterns. I’m coming out of a triangle design or other designs would, that means is as the, it’s running and you get into the spring and summer as things are running, you’ll get, uh, some dead spots. You’ll get some not so green spots is because it’s not as getting as much water as the rest of the system. So like you heard today on today’s podcast, we discussed spray heads and rotors. On the next podcast we’re going to discuss drip irrigation or micro drip irrigation. Thank you so much. And when you’re thinking sprinklers, Tulsa, thank living water irrigation. Sprinklers Tulsa