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Pulsator Sprinkler with Zinc 2-Way Spikes (2-Pack)

$7.97 /each

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This dual pack of durable poly pulsating sprinklers is perfect for watering a large area. Connect the units in series to spray a gentle rain of water over your lawn or garden. Adjust the flow or angle to fit your watering needs. The sturdy metal spikes are easy to place even in hard soil.

  • Assembled dimension: 8.5 in. W x 2.25 in. D x 17.88 in. H
  • For outdoor watering applications
  • Water up to an 85 ft. Dia circle
  • Adjustable coverage options
  • Unit to unit connections
  • 3/4 in. fitting size

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How do I use this sprinkler non-linked? I see where the hose inserts--is there a cap on the backside?

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Salmon, ID 83467, USA
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August 21, 2015
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The female hose end on the spike will screw right onto the male end of your hose. The male hose end on the spike needs a plastic female hose cap that you can buy at Home Depot.
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June 24, 2015
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Yes!
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Costa Mesa, CA, USA
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May 25, 2015
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Each sprinkler comes with a cap for single use. When/If the cap is removed, you can then link them.
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Virginia
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May 21, 2015
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Chris, hopefully since June of last year, you found an answer. Yes, there is a cap on one side that can be removed to connect a 'running' sprinkler system. I use my sprinklers that way many times. If the black cap is gone, you can purchase them separately and they are universal.
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Leonia, NJ
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May 5, 2015
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Yes there is a cap. leave it on.
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Winchester, VA
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February 23, 2015
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Yes there is a cap which will stay in place unless you remove it in order to use more than one pulsator in a row.
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Elk Grove, California
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December 10, 2014
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yes, there is a cap so you can use it non-linked.
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Boynton Beach, Fl
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October 14, 2014
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yes there is a cap on the back.
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Rolesville, NC
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July 24, 2014
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There should be a cap on the back side. If there isn't one, and you are the person that purchased the item, go back to the store and request one. They've been good to me when requesting missing items.
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Wixom, Michigan
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July 22, 2014
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Yes I connect to hoses
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Winchester VA
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June 30, 2014
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Yes there is a plastic end cap that allows each to be used independently or one to be the last part of a linked system.
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how do i get it to oscillate , i have to connected but the stay in the same spot

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Epsom, NH
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February 28, 2016
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You adjust the pattern of the spray by the green rings and the top knob. Then make sure the metal clip is pushed down between the rings and not inside one of them.
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North Carolina, USA
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You have to make sure the little silver metal clip is in the down position. Also, there are two green "circle-like" clips (at the bottom of the sprinkler, at the top of the spike part that goes in the ground)...you turn them with your fingers to get them spread apart...how much you spread them apart determines how far the sprinkler will oscillate left and right.
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Salmon, ID 83467, USA
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August 21, 2015
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You'll need to push the metal adjustment arm down and then adjust the two green clips right and left so the arm will let the sprinkler rotate to the desired setting.
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Chula Vista, CA
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July 30, 2015
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It could possibly be a bad sprinkler head. That does occur in some cases due to poor packaging or mechanical errors in the factory where it's made. If you can't get it to oscillate, either purchase another package or remove the bad head and replace it with a different but better impact head. You can find better plastic heads than Melnor, such as Rain Bird P5R in the plumbing/irrigation section of the Read More
It could possibly be a bad sprinkler head. That does occur in some cases due to poor packaging or mechanical errors in the factory where it's made. If you can't get it to oscillate, either purchase another package or remove the bad head and replace it with a different but better impact head. You can find better plastic heads than Melnor, such as Rain Bird P5R in the plumbing/irrigation section of the Home Depot. If you want to swap for metal, you can also find Rain Bird brass impacts in the plumbing section. Read Less
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Homewood, IL
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July 28, 2015
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That's how bad these sprinklers are, they stay in the same spot. Pay a little more to get something that works.
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Northern Virginia
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June 2, 2015
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The hinged L-shaped piece controls the oscillation. If it is in the up position then the sprinkler will rotate 360 degrees. In the down position it will only oscillate between the 2 movable stops. Make sure that the stops are separated enough for the oscillation to occur.
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Costa Mesa, CA, USA
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May 25, 2015
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On the underside of the shooter, there will be a small metal clasp that bounces off the plastic clips. That is what sets up the area it shoots too. If it still does not work and it is not just out of the box, then try soaking it in white vinegar overnight to remove calcium deposits. It might be sticking.
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May 21, 2015
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I hope I understand your question. So - directly under the sprinkler head - where water is dispensed, is a silver "U" shaped (looks almost like part of a large paper clip) lever to flip up. When in the down position it hits the green tabs to send the dispenser from one direction to the other. When in the up position, it doesn't hit the tabs and the sprinkler head revolves in a full circle.
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Winchester, VA
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Pulsating sprinklers need a minimum of 20 PSI at the hose end to rotate properly so make sure your water is fully open.
There are several adjustments that will determine the coverage area. One adjustment could cause the pulsator to stay in one spot. Make sure the rings are opened up so the clip can rotate between the them for the coverage are you want.
Adjust the clip on the back side at the bottom of Read More
Pulsating sprinklers need a minimum of 20 PSI at the hose end to rotate properly so make sure your water is fully open.
There are several adjustments that will determine the coverage area. One adjustment could cause the pulsator to stay in one spot. Make sure the rings are opened up so the clip can rotate between the them for the coverage are you want.
Adjust the clip on the back side at the bottom of the head.
• When the clip is in the up position, the sprinkler rotates in a full 360 degrees.
• When the clip is in the down position the head will rotate between the two rings (A on Diagram). The distance between the rings is the distance the head will rotate, so move the rings until you get the desired coverage area.
If you still need assistance call 877-283-0697 and select 1 for Customer Service and speak with a technician. Read Less
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Pulsating sprinklers need a minimum of 20 PSI at the hose end to rotate properly so make sure your water is fully open. There are several adjustments that will determine the coverage area. One adjustment could cause the pulsator to stay in one spot. Make sure the rings are opened up so the clip can rotate between the them for the coverage are you want.
Adjust the clip on the back side at the bottom of Read More
Pulsating sprinklers need a minimum of 20 PSI at the hose end to rotate properly so make sure your water is fully open. There are several adjustments that will determine the coverage area. One adjustment could cause the pulsator to stay in one spot. Make sure the rings are opened up so the clip can rotate between the them for the coverage are you want.
Adjust the clip on the back side at the bottom of the head. (B on Diagram)
• When the clip is in the up position, the sprinkler rotates in a full 360 degrees.
• When the clip is in the down position the head will rotate between the two rings (A on Diagram). The distance between the rings is the distance the head will rotate, so move the rings until you get the desired coverage area.
If you still need assistance call 877-283-0697 and select 1 for Customer Service and speak with a technician. Read Less
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How short of a distance can this sprinkler be adjusted to?

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I planted ground cover in my small front yard and want to make sure I won't be spraying the side of cars parked on my street.
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August 2, 2016
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30 degrees
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foley, al
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July 12, 2016
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You can adjust the distance two ways, adjust the nob on top of sprinkler and the faucet where the hose is connected.
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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June 16, 2016
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I did not see where you can adjust the depth of the watering, but you can achieve that by lowering the output of water from your spigot on the house.
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Ringwood, NJ, USA
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With restricting the distance and diffusing the spray, about 10 feet.
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Chesterfield VA
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May 14, 2016
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The distance is adjusted by extending the "knock down" shroud. With it in the fully extended position, the water will be thrown about 8 feet when the faucet is fully open [about 50-60 psi]; you can reduce it to about 6 feet by closing the faucet about 25% [beyond which there may not be enough force to oscillate the head].
If you need less, try soaker hoses instead. Or point the head from the street Read More
The distance is adjusted by extending the "knock down" shroud. With it in the fully extended position, the water will be thrown about 8 feet when the faucet is fully open [about 50-60 psi]; you can reduce it to about 6 feet by closing the faucet about 25% [beyond which there may not be enough force to oscillate the head].
If you need less, try soaker hoses instead. Or point the head from the street back towards your house. Read Less
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The top adjuster breaks the stream so it is more of a spray and doesn't project as far. When you make adjustmeets to the top making more of a spray, you loose some of force of the rotation.
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what position do I use adjust from narrow to wide

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Chesterfield VA
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September 14, 2016
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The green collar at the bottom controls the 'trip point", i.e. where in its rotation it reverses direction. The metal clip swings down to have a controlled swing; it stays up if you want the head to make circles.
The screw that interferes with the water stream controls how the stream diffuses.
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September 14, 2016
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The full instructions for use will be included.
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Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 176 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not bad for 10 bucks I was able to get a 2 pack of these PULSATOR SPRINKLER WITH ZINC 2-WAY SPIKES (2-PACK) for less than i found for one at other stors. They do not cover the 80 feet or whatever it says, maybe like 40-50. They are also made mostly of plastic so we'll see how long that holds up - but i've had these for over 4 months now (every other day useage) and they're still working great. August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Highly efficient sprinkler set The Pulsator Sprinkler with Zinc 2-Way Spikes (2-Pack) is a great sprinkler set - but you must tweak the different handles before turning the water on. The only frustration is that the directions (just images on the back of the package) are not very clear and thus, I was trying to manipulate them while the sprinkler was on - bad idea. It may take turning it on and off, tweaking it a bit, and back on a couple times - but once you set it how you want it to spray your yard it works great! July 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Worked well for me! The Pulsator Sprinkler with Zinc 2-way Spikes (2-Pack) was just what i needed to water my raised bed gardens. One sprinkler would not have had the coverage needed for the gardens. I was able to link the 2 sprinklers together and put one on the north side and the other on the south side. I connected the hose to a timer and run them daily or as needed. The sprinklers are adjustable as far as rotation and distance. You can even adjust the strength of the stream. The instructions are on the back of the package. I would recommend this product as it has worked well for me! July 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pulsator Sprinkler (2-Pack) A waste of money and time. This design has been around forever, and I figured that I couldn't go wrong. I was wrong. Workmanship and tolerances are so poor that the sprinklers barely function. When you get them set correctly (After MUCH fiddling with them) and walk away, they stop oscillating. Totally frustrating... Melnor has cut so many corners to get the price down that there's really nothing left that works. Save yourself some aggravation, and don't buy these. August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great buy! I was guided to buy the metal pulsating sprinklers. Bought one and it broke within 2months. Wouldn't rotate. Decided to buy these for the remainder of the summer. Works just fine. Build quality is sub par, but it gets the job done for half the price of a metal one. And you can't beat getting 2 for that price! I have the other sprinkler on "standby" in the garage! August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Do not buy Purchased this item in store about 10 days ago. Worked great the first few days and then they started sticking. I cleaned them and insured everything was smooth and did'nt have any sticky spots. They worked for a couple more days and started sticking again. I threw these out spent a few extra dollars on another sprinkler and now I don't have to babysit my watering to insure even coverage. August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great sprinklers for excellent coverage These are simple and easy to set up sprinklers. I've had to readjust the top dial that controls the width of the spray a couple times due to them moving on their own but other than that, the sprinklers work as expected. 3 adjustments are able to be made, one for length of spray, one for width of spray, and one for the rotation radius. Each are simple to adjust and easy to set in place. March 20, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Faulty One of the 2 sprinklers did not work at all. Now need to make another trip back to home depot to return it. August 16, 2016
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