Sprinkler Functions and Equipment

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Sprinkler Functions

Pressure regulator – allows you to change the range and intensity of irrigation, and therefore the water consumption. Useful when treating small areas where high pressure is not needed.

Water flow regulator – allows you to save water. This option is available in guns, nozzles and spray rods.

Adjusting the watering angle is used to change the watering angle horizontally. Makes it easier to use the sprinkler. The spray boom has a nozzle tilt adjustment that performs the same function.

Range adjustment is a special option on oscillating and pulse sprinklers.

Lockable switch – locks the switch in the selected position (“On/Off”). It prevents accidental activation of the gun and the associated consequences, above all, useless water consumption.

Trigger lock – gives an uninterrupted supply of water. This option makes it much easier to operate the gun when spraying for long periods of time.

Rubberized handle – designed to hold gun or tip comfortably in your hand.

Sprinkler Features

Removable nozzles – make it easy to clean if they get clogged. It is desirable that the sprinkler includes several of these parts to adjust the range and area of irrigation.

Filter – prevents large particles from getting into the nozzles and thus reduces the chance of clogging.

Auxiliary outlet – provides a stream through the sprinkler to another sprinkler, irrigation hose or other device. The sprinkler draws a portion of the water for irrigation. Allows multiple sprinklers to be connected in series.

Dispenser – a container for liquid fertilizers or detergents (relevant when cleaning surfaces). It is found in guns and nozzles.

Boom – designed to install the sprinkler above the ground. In this case the range of watering increases. This solution is also useful when irrigating tall plants or watering flora over an obstacle, such as a curb.

Sprinkler Accessories

Connector – serves for connecting the hose to the adapter on the water faucet, as well as the nozzle / gun. Two connectors are required for the device to function – for the adapter and for the nozzle itself.

Connector with “aquastop” function – has a valve that blocks the water supply if the connector is disconnected from the sprayer or faucet. When working in tandem with the nozzle, watering can be easily shut off because the connector acts as a trigger. Connecting the connector to the adapter on the faucet will prevent useless water loss when it is disconnected.

Adapter – Mounted on the water faucet. Most often these devices are designed for 1/2 and 3/4 inch threads.

Plug – allows you to close off the unused hole. It will also come in handy when transferring the sprinkler to another place.

Sprinklers are also equipped with a needle for cleaning nozzles.

Sprinkler Material

Plastic is a cheap and lightweight material. At the same time, plastic is not afraid of corrosion. The disadvantage – relatively low strength, which negatively affects the service life of the product. The most common option.

Important: a sprinkler made of quality plastic can withstand the effects of UV rays, high temperatures and accidental blows.

Metal is stronger than plastic. Disadvantages: high price, high weight, susceptibility to corrosion. Also nozzles / guns made of metal “cold” hands when delivering cold water. Metal sprinklers are rare.

Plastic+metal – combines the advantages of the previous materials. Metal is used to make the most important parts, and all other elements are made of plastic. The result is an optimal balance between cost and reliability of the sprinkler.

Jonathan Harvey
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