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Model # 42SA

Internet # 100081687

Store SKU # 170979

26 - 38 ft. 42SA+ Simple Adjust Pop-Up Heavy-Duty Gear Drive Rotor

$11.47 /each

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Product Overview

This professional grade Rain Bird 42SA+ rotor sprinkler features superior durability plus exceptional watering uniformity of patented Rain Curtain nozzle technology, resulting in a greener and more even lawn with reduced watering time. The rotor distributes larger water droplets that cover evenly throughout the pattern, also reducing wind-blown overspray. Nozzle micro ramps direct a portion of the spray near the head, adding gentle close-in coverage with reduced watering velocity that won't wash out new seed. Simple top adjustments for arc and distance help you keep water on the grass, not spraying on the house, sidewalk or driveway. The rotor also features a rugged dual-action, positive stop wiper seal that protects internals from debris and, together with a heavy duty stainless steel spring, assures positive retraction for leak-free performance. It installs on a standard 3/4 in. riser for simple replacement of older rotors.

  • Improve coverage consistency and reduce cycle times with this rotor's Rain Curtain nozzle technology that distributes water more evenly throughout the pattern
  • More effective close-in coverage solves problems with dry spots around the heads of your rotor zone
  • Water lubricated, gear driven design is quiet and trouble-free
  • Self-flushing at pop-down to clear debris and maintain spray efficiency
  • Nozzle is easy to remove for replacement and maintenance
  • 40 Degree - 360 Degree arc as well as reversing full circle rotation
  • 4 in. pop-up clears taller grass
  • 1/2 in. female threaded bottom inlet
  • Operating pressure: 25 - 65 psi
  • Flow rate: 2.3 to 3.8 gpm

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.) 
3 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
7.2 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
3 in 
Product Diameter (in.) 
3 in 
Retracted Height (in.) 

Details

Color Family 
Blacks 
Irrigated 
Yes 
Irrigation System Component 
Sprinkler 
Maximum Coverage Area (sq ft.) 
4534 
Maximum Spray Distance (ft.) 
38 
Pressure Rating 
70 
Retraction Spring 
Yes 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Riser Required 
No 
Sprinkler Location 
Above or below ground 
Sprinkler Type 
Pop-Up 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
If a purchaser of any new Rain Bird consumer product becomes dissatisfied with it for any reason, he may return it to the retailer where it was purchased within a reasonable time for a full refund. 

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26 - 38 ft. 42SA+ Simple Adjust Pop-Up Heavy-Duty Gear Drive Rotor
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Is there a way to adjust the "fixed left edge" ?

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This is installed right in front of a fence between us and the neighboring yard. No matter how I try to adjust the arc it sprays against the fence or seems to always do 360 .. I would like it to be 180 on our side of the property of course. It seems the left edge points in the wrong direction when the full rotor is screwed in. Thanks.
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September 16, 2015
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I just talked to the Rainbird customer service people. If I rotated the entire sprinkler so that the left edge was where I wanted it, it unscrewed it enough that it leaked at the bottom. They said the trick to setting the left edge is this:
If you look at the top of the sprinkler, there is a little black rubber cap, with the plus and minus signs on it. Below that you have a black ring with two little Read More
I just talked to the Rainbird customer service people. If I rotated the entire sprinkler so that the left edge was where I wanted it, it unscrewed it enough that it leaked at the bottom. They said the trick to setting the left edge is this:
If you look at the top of the sprinkler, there is a little black rubber cap, with the plus and minus signs on it. Below that you have a black ring with two little tabs. Below that you have a white seal.
You probably already know that the water comes out of the little spout at the top. In other words, if you were reading the words RainBird, the spout is at the top. That spout is what needs to point to the left edge.
With the sprinkler NOT running, grasp the little rubber cap on top of the sprinkler and rotate it all the way to the right (this does something to disengage the gears inside), then all the way to the left, which is where the fixed left edge is. While the sprinkler is rotated all the way left, turn the little black ring so that the black ring and the rubber cap together move to where you want the left edge to be. The customer service rep said to mash down on the cap to get it to move. That didn't work for me, but I found I could use the little black tabs on the ring to help make it move.
I haven't tried it yet on an installed sprinkler yet, but I did try it on one I have in my hand and it looks like it should work. Read Less
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Franklin, MI
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September 1, 2015
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Yes, adjust the entire assembly to get the left edge where you want it, then use the adjusters to get the coverage you want. You don't have to screw the rotor all the way down on the riser pipe, so just unscrew it a little if you need to, to get the left edge correct.
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Hawaii
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August 16, 2015
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On my rainbird replacement heads instructions say to use the palm" of you hand on the sprinkler head to turn left until it won't turn any more, then adjust the amount it rotates with the screw. Might be hard to palm with yours since already installed. May need to hold extended with left hand in order to palm top with right? Good luck.
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Can I replace my Hunter rotary sprinklers with these, Is the threading the same

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December 8, 2015
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I replaced an old sprinkler head with this one and simply threaded right onto the plastic pipe nipple and it was just fine.
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Franklin, MI
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Most likely. There are a couple different size riser pipes, but I have swapped Toro, Rainbird and Hunter without problems.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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July 1, 2015
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Yes, the threading (3/4" UNC) is the same for both units.
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How to fix once it breaks while adjusting

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Lenexa, KS
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May 30, 2016
I've had two of these now that "broke" while being adjusted. It suddenly goes from the long spray to a very short stream of water when twisting the front adjustment screw. Once this occurs, no amount of adjustment fixes it. Please note that this is my first sprinkler system so it's very possible I'm doing something wrong.
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
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June 2, 2016
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MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SPRINKLER HEAD IS THAT YOU MUST MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS WITH NO PRESSURE ON THEM. WHEN I INSTALL THEM, FIRST I FLUSH THE LINES AND THEN INSTALL THE HEADS. THEN I TURN THE SUPPLY WATER ON AND SEE WHERE EACH HEAD IS ADJUSTED. THEN I TURN THE WATER OFF AND MAKE A GUESSTIMATE ON HOW FAR TO ADJUST THEM AND THEN TURN THE WATER BACK ON AND IF ADDITIONAL ADJUSTMENT IS STILL REQUIRED I FOLLOW Read More
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SPRINKLER HEAD IS THAT YOU MUST MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS WITH NO PRESSURE ON THEM. WHEN I INSTALL THEM, FIRST I FLUSH THE LINES AND THEN INSTALL THE HEADS. THEN I TURN THE SUPPLY WATER ON AND SEE WHERE EACH HEAD IS ADJUSTED. THEN I TURN THE WATER OFF AND MAKE A GUESSTIMATE ON HOW FAR TO ADJUST THEM AND THEN TURN THE WATER BACK ON AND IF ADDITIONAL ADJUSTMENT IS STILL REQUIRED I FOLLOW THE PREVIOUS STEPS TILL ADJUSTED. Read Less
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Does this rotor come with a standard noozle installed or do you need to buy noozle sets?

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Mine has a standard nozzle that is adjustable
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great as Replacements Just moved into a house with an older Rainbird system and needed to replace some R-50 turfbird heads. After researching on Rainbird's website, it listed the turfbird to be discontinued and replace with this model. Very simple to install- dug up the old sprinkler heads, installed these new ones, and adjusted spray. I will slowly be replacing all of my Turfbird heads with this model! June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Example: Best Purchase Ever... The adjustable pop up was very easy to install and adjust May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NOT a Good buy ! Gear system wouldn't work and I returned it and bought an Orbit which works Great ! May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works fine I used to use different brands of sprinkler heads but decided to standardize with just one brand. I picked Rainbird because they seem to be the most reliable. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy swap Easy to swap out and set up even with small radius to sweep. April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sprinkler Head I installed the new sprinkler head and had it operating the way I wanted in about 15 minutes. It works very well. I will say, if you don't read the directions, it could be a bit hard to adjust. December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sprinkler head good value,good buy, would recommend this product to a friend. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sprinkles Great Installed this item and it works great. Easy to adjust and basically maintenance free. October 25, 2015
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