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Melnor Inc. Turbo Rotary Sprinkler on Spike, 2950-8 (Melnor) (29508V)
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Rotary Sprinkler on Spike
Dec 24, 2009 (Updated Dec 24, 2009)
Review by Tomsdattar mjhollingshead
Rated a Very Helpful Review
The Bottom Line: I do not use the sprinklers in series, simply turn water to one and then the next.
Melnor Industries' Turbo Rotary Sprinkler on Spike having step-spike mounting, created of die-cast zinc, provides a flow-through design, to allow running the sprinkler in series is another of the assortment of possibles, sprinklers, devices and gadgets I utilize as I continue to extend and sustain a nightmare contraption of short and longer hoses, and water moving apparatus into a smoothly running irrigation system to provide needed moisture for my planting beds, Lily and Iris pockets, and wildflower retreats, flowering shrubs, bushes and NO, or as little, grass as possible in this acre of so called lawn.
Recommend this product?
Upon purchase of these rotating sprinklers I found information included with them indicated each Melnor Industries sprinkler head waters up to 5000 sq. ft. in an 80 Ft. x 80 Ft. pattern, will water in two stages for even coverage, have a patented turbo drive motor to provide quiet operation. Discovering the sprinklers in a box at local jumble shop has proven a true wind fall, I paid very little for them, most of the several in the box work just fine, they are from Melnor Industries, a name I know and trust, and, all for a fraction of the original price.
I have placed three of rotary sprinklers in various spots in my largest front yard planting pocket. Water flow is regulated to assure that the head only sends water in a smaller circle than the indicated 80 X 80, one preliminary blast to see just how far the water might actually reach convinces me that the sprinkler can send the water 80 X 80 with power to spare.
I am finding Melnor Industries' Turbo Rotary Sprinkler on Spike is just the thing for watering my Lily, Iris, flowering bush bed completely, quietly and in a very short time. I like that. I set my hose, check my watch and turn on the spigot, repeat for each of the three heads in the bed and come back after designated time to find the bed nicely moisturized, plants all perky and happy, small birds bathing, chattering and happy. I love gardening.
The ongoing sound of pulsation type sprinkler does not bother me, I do have one set at the fence line near to water pasture grasses during the heat of summer when prairie fire is a threat, but for those who do not like the noise of pulsating sprinklers these rotary type sprinklers might be just perfect.
Melnor's turbo motor provides quiet long range coverage for those who want the 80 X 80 coverage before automatically dispersing spray on return assuring watering also takes place nearer to the head itself. If desired rotation can be adjusted up to 360 degree coverage. Mine are set to provide a small circle of -rain- in specific area of the planting bed.
I do not use the sprinklers in series, simply turn water to one and then the next. I use 3 in the front bed, and have others placed here and there in other areas of the yard, planting pockets, Iris beds etc, all benefit from the gentle rain type mist produced.
I have pounded lengths of PVC here and there in my planting beds and use a variety of sprinkler devices having step on type spikes placed in these pipes to produce rain fall type irrigation. I tend to change the sprinklers from bed to pocket now and then during the season in effort to find the single perfect one. Haven't found it yet, but am pleased with these Melnor Industries' Turbo Rotary Sprinklers and the other sprinklers I use at this time.
Attempting to create a practicable, effective watering system based on a single water valve at the rear of the house has been a challenge, the result may be a bit gauche; nonetheless hoses, couplings, connectors, and adaptors, along with a diversity of sprinkler types and regardless of the appearance of the system; water gets moved from the spigot to where I want it. I like that.
Happy to recommend Melnor Industries' Turbo Rotary Sprinkler with step on spike.
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From the Melnor Site: Since 1946 Melnor Industries has provided gardening needs. In 1948 Melnor introduced to gardeners the first oscillating sprinkler. Most modern oscillating sprinklers are still based on that Melnor original.
More than five decades later, Melnor, Inc. is one of the leading lawn and garden watering products brands in North America. The name Melnor has become synonymous with innovation and high-quality. Melnor's commitment is to continue the tradition of providing exciting products that will satisfy every homeowner's needs. Our goal is to be the first in innovation and customer satisfaction in the lawn and garden market.
The company's corporate headquarters and distribution center are located in Winchester, Virginia.
Melnor products are intended for residential use. Most come with a 2 year, 7 year or lifetime warranty.
3085 Shawnee Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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