Sprinkler heads create character for your lawn. Amid all the many types, brands, and styles, there is a lot to decide on when picking or switching out your sprinkler heads. Which produces the least amount of noise? Which gives the best lawn coverage? Are some more prone to break compared to others? What type of head will help me be more efficient with my water bill? At Sprinkler Master Repair (Lincoln, NE) we have all those answers and more, because when we promise you the best sprinkler installation and repair work; we mean it! If you have any questions about what you read below, or how Sprinkler Master Repair (Lincoln, NE) can best help you, give us a call at (402) 937-9521 to schedule an appointment or to get your questions answered!
As it relates to most residential lawn care needs, there are three main styles of sprinkler head. They all have different functions, but they all spray water from sprinkler lines and out to the lawn. Sprinkler heads are positioned around the yard to provide full coverage of the lawn and flower beds. They are designed to retract and settle at or below ground level when not in operation. When the head is activated, water pressure causes the head to pop up and spray water in an effective manner that uses far less water than dragging the hose around.
Common Types of Sprinkler Head
1. Pop-Up Sprinkler Heads
2. Gear-Driven Rotors
3. Impact Rotors
Pop-Up Sprinkler Heads
These head types spray in a fan pattern and are generally used for smaller areas like park strips. They come in various heights. Most new sprinkler systems will use all four-inch sprinklers. Taller sprinkler heads are used primarily for ground cover, gardens and shrubs.
Pop-up spray nozzles are a separate part from the sprinkler body. They are screwed on the top of the sprinkler riser and spray between 3-18 feet, depending on the head you choose. The nozzles also have various output patterns, such as a full circle, half-circle, or a quarter circle, square, rectangle, etc. There are also variable arc nozzles that have an adjustable spray from 0-360 degrees.
Gear-Driven Rotor Heads
Gear-Driven Sprinkler Heads are also available for use on a pop-up sprinkler and come in various spray patterns and distances.
These Rotors are very common in medium to large scale sprinkler systems. These are commonly used on large residential areas, and they generally require less maintenance, while being more quiet and water efficient than other sprinkler heads.
The rotors also come with nozzle trees with different nozzles designed to save water, that typically either look like this, or this. These nozzles range from 1.5 to 8 gallons per minute (GPM) and have standard to low angle spray.
Typically, gear-driven rotors’ spray distance ranges from 18-55 feet and the arc ranges from 40-360 degrees.
Impact Rotor Heads
These rotor heads are similar to Gear-Driven Rotors in distance and arc ranges. However, these rotors have not evolved much over the years. They have maintained a simple design, and they work well in areas where irrigation water is used in the sprinkler system. These rotors require less maintenance than most, because they can take on dirty or contaminated water without breaking.
However, Impact Rotors are commonly more noisy than the other types of sprinkler heads listed above. They also tend to be more expensive because they are often made out of higher-cost material such as brass. Because of this design however, they are made to last for years due to sturdy craftsmanship.
Getting Sprinkler Heads fixed with Sprinkler Master Repair (Lincoln, NE)
While there are many other types of sprinkler heads and nozzles available, the ones listed above are the most common. If you see a sprinkler head type that you’ve used before that’s not on this list, check online or at your local supply store for more options. By placing a call with Sprinkler Master Repair (Lincoln, NE) at (402) 937-9521, you guarantee yourself our top-notch quality service to fix, or replace your sprinkler heads. We care for you, the customer, to get exactly what you pay for. At Sprinkler Master Repair (Lincoln, NE) we not only work with sprinkler heads, but we also are masters at adjusting sprinkler lines, drip irrigation, sprinkler installation, sprinkler design, sprinkler control, and so much more! So, what are you waiting for? Call Sprinkler Master Repair (Lincoln, NE) today, at (402) 937-9521 to see what we can do for you!
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