What is a Sprinkler Station?
Sprinkler Station is a lawn Sprinkler that works with a garden hose. It stays aimed between uses by hiding below ground.
Is a Sprinkler Station easy to install?
YES. Sprinkler Station is easy to install. If you can plant a flower, you can install a Sprinkler station. Just dig a 10" hole, place the sprinkler and fill the hole back up. Aim it one time and you are done. Easy to follow instructions with photos are included.
Can I use more than one Sprinkler Station at the same time?
Yes. The number of sprinklers you can run at the same time depends on your specific water pressure and available flow rate. Most homes can run 2-3 at the same time, but some can only run one. Flow rate is probably more important that pressure when determining whether or not to use multiple SprinkerStations.
Can I hook multiple Sprinkler Stations together?
Yes. We recommend a splitter at the spigot and then bringing a hose to each sprinkler. Some people do run a hose as a header, using hose mend kits and y-splitters to make the tees for the branches to the sprinklers, however this can cause problems with pressure drop along the main hose and cause the sprinklers to fail to rotate properly.
Will Sprinkler Stations start watering automatically?
While there are timers on the market that can start the water, we recommend a shut of timer. Our recommendation is to disconnect the hose after each use.
How much lawn does a Sprinkler station cover?
The Original Sprinkler Station is for large areas. It is an impact sprinkler that covers a 35-40 foot radius and the distance can be turned down to spray about 16 feet. It is adjustable to water a full circle, or any angle between 30 degrees and 340 degrees. The JR Sprinkler Station is a fan type spray for small/medium areas. It covers a 15 foot radius and the distance can be turned down to spray about 8 feet.. It is adjustable to water a full circle, or any angle between 15 degrees and 360 degrees. The SQUARED Sprinkler Station is a fan type spray that covers a 9x18, 4x15 or 4x30 foot rectangle. The distance can be turned down to spray a smaller area.
How much water pressure and flow will I need?
The Original Sprinkler Station sprays 2.45 gallons per minute (GPM) a distance of 36 feet at 25 PSI. For every 5 PSI it will add about 1 foot to the distance and about 0.3 GPM to the flow. The maximum recommended pressure is 50 PSI. The JR Sprinkler Station requires 25-50 PSI. At 30 PSI, the JR sprays a distance of 15 feet, about 3.2 GPM when set to spray a full circle. The SQUARED Sprinkler Station requires 25-50 PSI. At 30 PSI, the SQUARED sprays a distance of 15 feet, about 0.9 GPM.
My Original Sprinkler Station does not rotate properly?
- Make sure the water is turned up all the way. The distance in controlled at the sprinkler head using the diffuser screw NOT by turning the water down at the faucet.
- Make sure the "paper-clip" type lever isn't stuck on a plastic angle adjustment clip.
- Try flipping the "paper-clip" type lever up and down and pinching it a bit. Sometimes this will reposition it slightly in relation to the plastic clips.
- Try cleaning the mechanism with a garden hose... use a block of wood or quick connector to prevent the sprinkler from dropping, then spray the mechanism with a garden hose to clean out any dirt that may be in there.
The Sprinkler Station holes fill with water. Is that a problem?
No, it is common for the holes where the sprinkler pops from and the hose connects to fill with water. The water that is used to drive the mechanism drops right near the head and the holes are the lowest point. Sprinkler Station performance is usually not effected, however, if performance is affected, please contact us.
Can I cut the pipe and modify the sprinkler to glue standard PVC fittings?
Our pipe is ABS plastic and we do not recommend modifying the sprinkler. Any modifications will void the warranty.
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Installs in Minutes
Installation is simple, just dig a hole about 10" long and 10" deep; no need to dig trenches across the lawn.
After burying Sprinkler Station, just "click" on a standard garden hose using the included quick connector. The water pressure causes the sprinkler to pop up out of the ground spraying water. Just "Un-click" the hose, the sprinkler hides underground again, out of the way of the lawn mower. "Click" it on again and it pops up again, aimed the same way as the last time.
Directions for the different models can be downloaded here:
SprinklerStation Original Installation
SprinklerStation Jr. Installation
SprinklerStation Squared Installation
SprinklerStation Layout Guide
Tips: Bury 2 or 3 Sprinkler Stations to cover your entire lawn! Connect a splitter to your faucet to use more than one hose. Utilize a shut off timer to stop the water after the correct amount of time.
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