Favourite Sprinkler

Brokenhead(z3Man)November 22, 2002

Do you have a favourite sprinkler? I love to watch the sprinklers going and always wish for a really great sprinkler. This year, because they were on sale really cheap, I bought a fancy 3 foot high copper one. Well it does look beautiful and the spray is wonderfully picturesque but it is so flimsy! I accidently bent it the minute I tried to put it in the ground. No way can I move that thing around the yard for fear of destroying it completely. I had a really great old sprinkler that turned fairly slow producing a beautiful arcing spray but it's on its last legs and I don't know how I'm going to find another like it. Anyone else have a great sprinkler?

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butterbeanbaby(z5 MO)

I bought one of those copper ones a few years ago and I hate it. Darn thing doesn't spin and I can't for the life of me get it to stop leaking! Think I'll turn it into a trellis LOL.

I like the old metal ones, *S* shaped with lots of holes along the top and sitting on a metal base. They go round and round. Fond childhood memories.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2002 at 2:22PM
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Oh yeah, my copper one really leaks too. Surely someone somewhere has invented a terrific sprinkler.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2002 at 1:08AM
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Bill_zone6(W. Pa)

I bought a copper (tubing) sprinkler at Walmart this summer for about $13.00. The first thing I did after I noticed it didn't spray out far enough was to cut off the turning, round head and replace it with a adjustable 'knocker' head. With this new head 4' in the air, it is no trouble watering all the plants in the garden. I am not concerned with diseases; getting enough water to the plants in time of drought is more of a concern. I have been looking for something to water from above, and this works quite well for about $20.00.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2002 at 10:12PM
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pondwelr(z5 WI)

The best working ones are those pulsating ones. You set little fan-shaped 'stops' and it rotates between the stops making a chu chu chu chu sound. When I put in the lawn at my new house 4 yrs ago, they were the reliable ones. They cover a huge area in a somewhat even way.

Those tall copper water wands (I dont even qualify them as true sprinklers) are decorative only.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2002 at 3:59PM
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Toro makes an in-ground pop-up rotor that does changeable decorative mesmerizing paterns... doesn't take much imagination to mount them on a heavy base or stake adapter.

> Nine interchangeable arc discs

Graceful "Fingers of Water"
create a striking visual effect.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2002 at 11:16PM
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I saw some homemade ones with a plywood cutout for the support, in the shape of a little kid. The arm was free to move, so when the hose was attached to the arm, the water sprayed all over in a random spray. It was funnier than heck to watch. I've been trying to find them again since.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2002 at 12:03AM
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My favorite is metal, has 2 holes in the top: NO moving parts. Indestructable! Puts off a mist-type drop. Disadvantage doesn't cover too large of an area. Am trying a similar one, but this one is cast iron, very heavy for the size, which should help in dragging across the lawn w/o it flipping over. Simple is Best

    Bookmark   February 15, 2003 at 10:30PM
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