Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DiverGuy DON'T BUY!!! Absolute junk! Broke within 3 minutes and leaks profusely!
Seeing metal hardtop and high price I figured this would be a good quality product. I couldn't have been more wrong!! It broke withing 3 minutes of installing it. I figured maybe that was just a dud so I took the backup I bought and installed it and that one leaked profusely. Don't waste your time with this garbage like I did. I will never buy an Orbit product again!
September 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JKru Leaks, Darn near Worthless
I bought this to replace a 10+ year old Rain Bird head that my in-laws accidentally backed over and cracked. I thought with the metal head it would be more durable.
The truth is, I don't have any idea how durable it is since it only lasted about 5 minutes in the ground before I pulled it out. It leaks, plain and simple, around both the seal and the base of the spray head.
So, if you're trying to water the 3" diameter around the base of your head, this will work perfectly. If you're trying to water the 8-15' "range" of this head, don't bother.
I'll be returning this and purchasing another, cheaper, Rain Bird that doesn't leak. Period.
July 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack I am very happy with this purchase.
These sprinklers were easy to install and adjust, we are very please with this product.
September 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Arnie JUNK
The seal around the center stem fits so poorly the stem wobbles back and forth. You don't need an engineering degree to figure out these are going to leak and do they ever! Take one apart and look at it if you don't believe me. After seeing these it will be my last orbit purchase.
September 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Leaks too much to use
Put seven on a station. Leaks were so bad sprinklers would not pop up. Replaced with seven similar Rainbirds, which work fine.
July 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AngryGardener Leak like crazy causing pressure loss
like everyone else says, these leak like crazy around the pop-up head. If you have enough of these leakers on one zone, it will just kill your line pressure. Ironically I was setting these at 180 degrees to replace 360 degree heads
May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrDom Virtually indestructible
After replacing many, many sprinkler heads that had been destroyed by the lawnmower, I discovered these ones with a metal cap. They are virtually indestructible, and work just great. I like the hard top so much that I wish I could buy just this part and go around replacing the caps on all my other sprinkler heads.
I've installed about twenty of these, and had no problems whatsoever. I suspect that the people who are complaining about leaking heads have tried to install too many sprinkler heads on one circuit. When this happens, there's not enough water pressure to lift up the pop-up shafts, and you end up with a puddle around the sprinkler head.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ZSL85 Works great
Needed to replace a broken sprinkler head and didn't want to pay the markup with the local irrigation company. I was skeptical at first, but this easily replaced the broken Hunter sprinkler head. Turned on the system and all works good.
May 7, 2015