What are the 2 types of sprinkler heads?

Types of Sprinkler Heads for Fire Protection

  • Pendent Fire Sprinkler Head.
  • Upright Fire Sprinkler Head.
  • Sidewall Fire Sprinkler Head.
  • Concealed Fire Sprinkler Head.

How do I identify sprinkler heads?

Let’s get to it: a sprinkler identification number consists of one or two letters followed by three or four numbers. That code is imprinted on each sprinkler’s deflector—the thin metallic part furthest away from a sprinkler’s threaded inlet.

What type of sprinkler head should I use?

Rotary Heads: Often referred to as Sprinkler Rotors, are best used for medium to large lawns with an irrigation system that can supply a PSI above 30. Smaller rotary heads can cover distances of 15 to 50 ft.

How do I choose a sprinkler nozzle?

one will need a nozzle 1/2 the size. (Remember: when you reduce the RADIUS by 1/3 you reduce the AREA by a little more than half.) Avoid using rotors with nozzle flows that are less than 2.5 GPM, except in corners (quarter circle patterns). Flows under 2.5 GPM give very poor coverage due to the tiny water stream.

Are all sprinkler heads the same?

Yes, in most cases, you can change your sprinkler head with a different style or brand. You just have to be sure the threading type is the same. Some have female threads while others have male threads. As long as the threads match up, you can get whichever one you like.

What is pendent type sprinkler?

HD Pendent Sprinkler is a small, thermosensitive, glass-bulb spray sprinkler available in several different finishes and temperature ratings to meet design requirements. During fire, the heat-sensitive liquid in the glass bulb expands, causing the glass bulb to shatter. …

How can I find my sprinkler lines without digging?

If you prefer to locate the lines and heads of your system without digging, rent a valve locator or even a metal detector and mark areas once found – better yet, call call 811, a federally mandated service, and ask someone to come out and locate the system for you.

How do I find my sprinkler lines?

You can tell (roughly) where the pipes will be for that zone by finding the shortest path from the valve box that connects all the sprinklers in a zone. As long as you dig carefully, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. The pipes are usually pretty tough and are usually buried about a foot or so under the ground.

Is Hunter or Rainbird better?

Hunter products are slightly more durable than Rainbird. They can handle a greater PSI which is important when it comes to water pressure, winterization and extreme weather. Sprinkler heads sit in the ground which experience extreme temperatures. Hunter Controllers are way easier to program than Rainbird.

What is the difference between red and blue Hunter nozzles?

The red nozzles have both higher and lower flow rates than what’s offered in the blue nozzles, but they deliver water very efficiently. The blue nozzles were developed as a result of our customers telling us that they didn’t like the “look” of the spray pattern on the red nozzles.

What are the different types of irrigation sprinkler?

There are two main types of sprinklers used in lawn irrigation, pop-up spray heads and rotors. Spray heads have a fixed spray pattern, while rotors have one or more streams that rotate. Spray heads are used to cover smaller areas, while rotors are used for larger areas.

How do you replace a lawn sprinkler head?

Replacing the Sprinkler Head Unscrew the faulty sprinkler head from the riser. Buy a replacement sprinkler head that’s the same size as the old one. Wrap a length of thread seal tape around the male end of the riser. Screw on the new sprinkler head. Adjust the sprinkler nozzle to direct the spray pattern where you want it.

What are the different types of sprinkler heads?

Traditionally, sprinkler heads have been divided into two primary types: fixed spray heads and rotor heads. Recently, a third subtype was introduced called “rotators” or “rotary heads,” which have been growing in popularity. Below we will explain, in detail, the uses of each type of sprinkler head. Fixed spray heads.

What is an irrigation spray head?

Spray Heads. Spray heads are pop up bodies or shrub heads that are designed to be fitted with a spray nozzle or rotary nozzle. Installed below the ground, the sprinkler head remains out of sight while inactive. Once the sprinkler system is turned on, a small portion of the head will emerge above the surface to disperse water to the irrigation area.