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Melnor Deluxe Metal Pulsating Sprinkler with Tripod
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Melnor

Deluxe Metal Pulsating Sprinkler with Tripod

$39.97 /each

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The Melnor 5,600 sq. ft. Brass Impact Tripod Sprinkler is perfect for watering large areas. The pulsating sprinkler is attached to a durable metal tripod that extends 26-48 in. H and will water an area of up to 85 ft. in Dia.

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  • Assembled dimension: 3.75 in. W x 3.13 in. D x 29 in. H
  • Brass impact head with a die-cast metal base for durability
  • 5,600 sq. ft. coverage area
  • Tripod extends 26-48 in. in H
  • Pulsating action
  • 3/4 in. standard fitting size
  • For large area watering applications up to 85 ft. in Dia
  • Note: product may vary by store.

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I have now purchased this item twice, and with both, the sprinkler goes in one direction and then just stops. What am I doing wrong???

Asked by: Anonymous
My NO-REVERSE PROBLEM SOLVED. This has nothing to do with the "flipping wire" hairpin that hangs down and limit switch slip rings of stainless steel. You can test the sprinkler by flipping the "flipping wire" up and see if the head rotates 360 degrees. If not, screw the needle valve all the way in so it is hit by the moving diffuser solidly at the point of the needle. This should make the sprinkler head rotate 360 but it will never reverse, of course. Back off the needle screw. You have lost the plastic hammering part on the diffuser pin. You have my problem, no reversing. Look from one side and find the flat sheet metal that is L shaped with a bent over tang. Look just above the top most part of the hairpin "flipping wire". Reference Melnor 3910 sprinkler instructions for the Melnor terms below in the parenthesis. So, there is a stud or pin that points downward on the moving balance hammering weight (the "diffuser") and it hits the bent over tang on the larger and bigger flat sheet metal piece above where the limit switch and "flipping wire" assembly are located. The pin is above the very top of the ends of the "flipping wire" or hairpin. On the longer flat sheet metal with the bent over tang. the diffuser's pin hits this flat 3 mm horizontal by 8 mm vertical bent over tang to reverse reset the sprinkler using a hammering action of the moving "diffuser" on that tang. The problem is that the HARD plastic breaks off with time. You put a piece of short heat shrink tubing on the pin and shrink it down to increase the diameter slightly. That is a spacer. Cut the bottom flush with the bottom of this metal stud or pin on the diffuser. The pin on my older unit has a flat spot on one pin side, FYI. The pin is on the moving oscillating balance weight or diffuser and is molded right into it.. Take a hard blue plastic solderless connector terminal and pull the metal part out. Force the blue tubing over the heat shrink tubing on the pin. Cut the bottom blue plastic off flush with the pin. This pin and blue plastic should miss the top horizontal part of the sheet metal that is not part of the vertical bent tang area. It must pass over that top sheet metal flat area without hitting it. You can't drive nail in with a rubber hammer. It takes a solid metal hammer. This takes a hard plastic tubing piece on the pin to hit that tang and transfer the diffuser energy of motion to the head. That hammering then re-cocks or reverses the sprinkler head with that flit-flit-flit sound you used to hear. I am sorry but this is hard to describe but mine works fine now. HTH, Stefan
Answered by: Stefan
Date published: 2016-10-27

Should the sprinkler work automatically when you turn on the water or is there an on/off switch on the sprinkler? Water is going through the hose.

but not coming out the sprinkler
Asked by: Anonymous
I had trouble with water coming out the bottom as well. Remove the small mesh ball and rubber washer from the sprinkler's hose connector. I then used a rubber washer I had on hand and it works great. I'm not sure what the mesh ball did - looked like a diffuser but it didn't work for me.
Answered by: Gardenlady
Date published: 2016-09-11

Is each leg adjustable independently?

in other words, can it be setup on a hill and adjusted so it would be level.
Asked by: hillside
Each leg is adjustable from below the connecting strut. SO the top third is not, but the bottom two thirds are.
Answered by: Chief
Date published: 2017-04-18

how do I adjust it so it goes more than 10 ft from the nozzle

Asked by: meme
It will spray 20' or more and with higher pressure about 35 foot. ! Check your supply line .
Answered by: Eriberto
Date published: 2017-04-12
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Customer Reviews

Deluxe Metal Pulsating Sprinkler with Tripod is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This devise was used to control/soak an area of potential fire spread during last summers very se... This devise was used to control/soak an area of potential fire spread during last summers very serious High fire potential. Sprinkler was able to soak a large area below our house covering a 50 degree slope by 60 foot wide. Although there were heavy fire losses in adjoining areas , we were able to provide a high degree of safety for our mountain cabin. If we had experienced a crowning fire , then , all bets would have been off. We will be purchasing another sprinkler for next years potential heat hazard !
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought two of these due to the drought and water restrictions. I tried several other types but... I bought two of these due to the drought and water restrictions. I tried several other types but they all required moving due to plant heights. This pedestal is perfect as each leg is adjustable which allows total flexibility. I have not had them very long but could not be more pleased.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sprinkler Love the tripod design. Very stable. Solid connection to hose - no leaking. Height adjustment also made it easy to get the right spray to allow maximum coverage of my garden without tall plants in front blocking the spray. Also easy to adjust the spray angle. Best sprinkler I have owned.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Water deflecter weak and moves around causing sporatic spray which is annoying going to apply glu... Water deflecter weak and moves around causing sporatic spray which is annoying going to apply glue to keep where i want it otherwise works great
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Pulse This thing never ever ever worked and has been returned.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought this approx 2 years ago. Prolly used 50 -75 or so times since (1) the black plastic knob t... Bought this approx 2 years ago. Prolly used 50 -75 or so times since (1) the black plastic knob to tighten/set the downtube and the three legs braces broke within a few months. No big deal as it's function wasn't integral to the main job of watering. (2) As others have noted, the clip that is used to set a 'stop' for less-than-360 operation is weak - it won't hold, letting the 'stop' slip. Useless. (3) Now the water hose coupling has loosened to excessive amount of 'play' where the collar surrounds the down tube...up, down, side to side (see pics). So the water leakage is massive. New washer no help. Unit is longer operational. Poor design and machining. Recommend avoiding.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from How hard can it be to build a decent sprinkler? As an owner of a company that sells products into Home Depot and works extremely hard to achieve the highest quality, I am stunned with the inability of sprinkler manufacturers to build a simple sprinkler that can survive. I envision the engineers at Melnor spending more time on computer solitaire than in doing testing and failure engineering on their products. A sheet-metal part on our tripod sprinkler just fell off because the rivet snapped. Rivet was rusted or corroded - could not tell which. Should they design more robust rivets? Product also often decided not to rotate and locked in one position. Other than that this was a great product.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These sprinklers are great, they are easy to use and most of all easy to adjust the spraying area... These sprinklers are great, they are easy to use and most of all easy to adjust the spraying area. No more pinching together the prongs like on the other ones. I am a senior and adjusting the other sprinklers was difficult, these have a totally differant type of adjusters. Simple and work great!!
Date published: 2017-04-01
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