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Overkill ?


Sprinkler

Sprinkler

I’ve finally taken the plunge and upgraded my sprinkler. I’ve been through all manner of watering devices, and I’ve never been able to find one that fits my garden’s dimensions, until now. I found this sprinkler at the local big box store for about $35.00. I was so sure that it wouldn’t work that I carefully kept all of the packaging intact, and even left the plastic wrapping on the unit itself just in case I would need to return it.

The sprinkler head was working pretty good for the first spot in the garden, and watered from one side nearly to the other. Although it left a 5 foot dry zone on either side of the garden, I figured I could stagger it’s placement to make up for the shortcoming.  When I moved it to the second placement in the garden it stopped working completely. I tried every adjustment I could find on this tripod with no luck.

Just when I was about to break out the packaging and bring it back I had the idea to look for a kink in the hose, and I found one. I guess it only works right when given the proper pressure of water to spray. Once the hose was straightened out, artificial rain fell once again over the lettuce.

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  1. Matt
    June 30, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Your photo makes it Look like some weapon found in Afghanistan.

    What a beast of a machine….

  2. Matt
    June 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

    For some odd reason I thought you were using drip irrigation

  3. June 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Well, If I have to upgrade again, I think I’ll find a model that runs on Diesel or requires a PTO to operate….

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