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Rain Bird

Model 32ETI

Internet #205081852

Store SKU #1000045459

Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System

$129.00 /each
  • Waters your lawn automatically the whole season
  • Eliminates constant hassling with hose and sprinkler adjustments
  • Attaches to your outside faucet and installs in one afternoon

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If you are tired of hassling with hose and sprinklers, and getting poor results from manual watering, this new automatic system is a perfect solution. The first professional grade Rain Bird sprinkler system designed for homeowner installation, it provides everything you need to keep your lawn green season after season while saving water. The system attaches to any outside faucet and includes six high-efficiency rotary sprinklers with patented Rain Curtain nozzle technology. The same sprinklers used in professionally installed systems worldwide, these rugged sprinklers deliver a rotating curtain of water with large droplets that fall quickly to avoid windblown overspray and to cover evenly from head to perimeter for reduced overall watering time. Simple adjustments for spray rotation and distance help you keep the water on your lawn and off the house, sidewalk and driveway. Controlling the sprinklers is Rain Bird's heavy duty timer with large readout screen and simple scroll settings for automatic watering any days of the week and up to two times per day. Flexible scheduling allows customizing your settings for specific needs such as watering of slopes where two short cycles will allow the water to soak in better, avoiding runoff waste. The timer also features manual buttons for "Water Now" and "Cancel" watering without affecting the program. An illustrated manual shows the 5-step installation process as well as example sprinkler placements for different lawn areas.

  • Sprinklers retract into the lawn for a clean, uncluttered appearance and easier mowing
  • Complete kit includes timer, 6 high efficiency rotary sprinklers plus tubing and connectors
  • Self draining to avoid freeze damage in colder months
  • Covers medium size lawn areas from 1000 - 3000 sq. ft., with average residential water pressure and flow
  • Recommended minimum water flow: 6 GPM
  • Rectangular watering area with proper head-to-head coverage: 512 sq. ft. at 6 GPM, 800 sq. ft. at 8 GPM, 1152 sq. ft. at 10 GPM
  • Maximum watering area with all heads set to full circle pattern: 3050 sq. ft. at 6 GPM, 4845 sq. ft. at 8 GPM, 6936 sq. ft. at 10 GPM
  • Sprinkler pattern (adjustable): 40 to 360°
  • Working temperature: 32 Degree F (min) - 110 Degree F (max), timer should not be exposed to below freezing temperatures (32 Degree F)
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Power source?

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March 12, 2016
Im a newbie so excuse me, but i see no mention of a power source...I assume the timer has to be plugged in? And do the sprinklers "pop up" because of the water? or is it electrical (as i dont see anything but the hose being installed)... TY
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July 28, 2016
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•Sprinklers retract into the lawn for a clean, uncluttered appearance and easier mowing
This is stated in the description above.
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June 18, 2016
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The timer has two AA batteries in it. I dont know how the sprinklers rise I think it is water pressure.
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June 6, 2016
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Battery powered, sprinklers pop up when water flows, then retract when it stops.
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March 13, 2016
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The power source is 2 AA batteries on the timer. This model does not have pop-up sprinklers, the sprinklers stay up.
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Can you add additional sprinkler heads to this system if the 6 that come with are not enough?

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August 16, 2016
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If your yard is too big, you probably want to go with a multi-zone system. Only one zone can run at a time so that should take care of your water flow rate problem.
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I would not. The flow of water and pressure dictate the maximum number and flow of heads. They are set up with .75GPH nozzles out of the box. 6 of them will then produce a flow of 4.5 GPH. Between the pressure reducer they have in the circuit, the restriction of the small .5" tube and the number of heads and a "T" or two, that's nearly at the limit of their system, IMHO. I put only 4 heads in my system Read More
I would not. The flow of water and pressure dictate the maximum number and flow of heads. They are set up with .75GPH nozzles out of the box. 6 of them will then produce a flow of 4.5 GPH. Between the pressure reducer they have in the circuit, the restriction of the small .5" tube and the number of heads and a "T" or two, that's nearly at the limit of their system, IMHO. I put only 4 heads in my system and bumped a couple from .75 to 1.0 or 1.5. The .75 nozzles don't shoot the water very far. They say 16' but that is a myth. Think 12-13'. The 1.0 and 1.5 nozzles shoot farther and 1.5 is probably necessary to get to their minimum 16' range. If you absolutely need more heads, try two zones, on a "T" off your hose bib, and set for different times. Read Less
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You would need to determine the gallons per minute (water flow) of your system and PSI. Normally you shouldn't put more than 6 on any run, but this is just a guideline not a hard rule. If you have ~6 GPM that is the bare minimum for 6 heads on fairly short runs. Anything more than that and you will see a decreased performance in distance and function.
One item that is usually missed when measuring, Read More
You would need to determine the gallons per minute (water flow) of your system and PSI. Normally you shouldn't put more than 6 on any run, but this is just a guideline not a hard rule. If you have ~6 GPM that is the bare minimum for 6 heads on fairly short runs. Anything more than that and you will see a decreased performance in distance and function.
One item that is usually missed when measuring, especially on older homes, is when you are doing the test, have someone flush a toilet in the home. Then take the lowest reading and use that. Many times you measure the GPM and PSI only to find out you can do more than one run at a time because you see a huge GPM drop when in use.
I am not at all suggesting this isn't something a home owner can do as DIY, but once you start getting into multiple runs, systems, and heads with multiple, coordinated timers, the entire project can get very complicated very fast. Read Less
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It is recommended not to. However, I believe it is based on water pressure of your home. So in the direction there should be minimum water pressure, so if you are adding 2 more (from 6 to 8) which is a 1/3 increase, then you will need to verify the pressure exceeds by 33% above min. Not having enough water pressure can affect the distance of the spray as well as Sprinkler head not popping up all the way Read More
It is recommended not to. However, I believe it is based on water pressure of your home. So in the direction there should be minimum water pressure, so if you are adding 2 more (from 6 to 8) which is a 1/3 increase, then you will need to verify the pressure exceeds by 33% above min. Not having enough water pressure can affect the distance of the spray as well as Sprinkler head not popping up all the way or turning properly. Read Less
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How does the auto drain valve work?

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Do you need to create additional space at the end of the run to accomodate the drained water? Are the lines automatically drained after each watering cycle?
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August 21, 2016
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When the water pressure drops, the valves open, letting any water in the pipes drain as long as they are at the lowest point. No need to blow out lines of you installed them right. No gravel either. The drain valve at the end has a screen that keeps dirt out. Mine work flawlessly.
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July 31, 2016
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I have found the auto drain valve on mine was getting clogged due to the clay nature of the soil. I would suggest putting pea gravel around your drain valves to prevent clogging.
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If you go to Rainbird's web site they have a bunch of information on this system. They state that it does have an auto drain system to avoid having to blow it out at the end of the year. I didn't see that in my instructions, and assumed that it did need to be cleared.
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How can I determine whether my well pump provides sufficient GPM for the system?

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Take a 5 gal bucket and run it under your hose faucet. Time how long it takes to fill the bucket. Divide 60 into the number of seconds it took and multiply by 5 (gals) = GPM
ie: If it took 30 seconds to fill the bucket you have 10 GPM ( 60/30 = 2, 2 x 5= 10 GPM)
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You want to know how many gallons per minute your system delivers. So get a bucket or jug of known volume and turn on the water and see how long it takes to fill up. For instance, if you got a 6 gallon water container and it took one minute to fill up, your system can provide 6 gpm (which is what I would assume is about the minimum necessary to run this system.
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If you download the manual (found here on the product page) there are instructions for performing a capacity test that includes your capabilities based on the results.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 71 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Name Says it All! This kit has been a huge time and energy saver this Spring. My lawn never got watered as much as it should've before because of the hassle of dragging the hose and sprinkler out and, more often, just forgetting. This kit includes everything needed to automate watering the lawn. With a little planning i was able to cover my entire front yard and landscaping with a single kit. Installation was very straightforward and just took a little planning, measuring, and digging to get everything working perfectly. I'm very happy with this kit and would recommend to it to anybody wanting the greenest lawn on the block with minimal effort April 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by hard to adjust I had trouble adjusting the sprinkler heads. I would have preferred if heads had a guage on them to show the coverage rather than having to adjust while the water was running. Also, I would prefer more sturdy spikes and perhaps a holder to give it more stability when the water runs. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rain bird GREAT Easy to install, just follow directions. 125 foot of hose, my house needed 10 more feet. Get the rain bird hose its a special fitting hose for the barb ends. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product Sprinkler is super easy to install and quality is also good. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent for the money Product works exactly as said but you need to spend more time to design , assembling is very easy , the hardest step is digging and took weeks with me , I bought another set for the backyard and I'm planning to dig 1st before assembling August 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Two timers failed DOA out of the box. Installed the entire kit, with only 4 sprinkler heads. The timer did turn on, but water flow was weak. Wondered what was happening, so I took the timer out of the circuit and water flow was great. I have really good pressure and volume of water flow. Then the timer just died entirely. Rainbird was nice and after an hour on the phone with them, they sent me another timer. Took about 10 days to get. Then I tried it and it wouldn't turn on at all. I swapped another brand timer and it worked fine. So its not me, fans. The electronics seem good--this is one of the only ones I've seen that has day of the week timing. Most are "every 2 days" or "every 3 days". This one can be set to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, which is what our County allows for watering. Burt if it is DOA, so what?!? The rest of the kit was easy to install and worked well. July 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easier than i thought. I used a trencher to bury the piping. that was the hardest part. Easy to put together with easy to follow instructions . Home depot rents trenchers for around $70 for 4hrs, well worth it. So in about 6 hours it was done. Everything works as described. Happy with the purchase. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rain bird sprinkler system Best value for money works great easy to install just a little work (dependant on hardness of yard) very easy to understand instructions. straight forward and very detailed EVERYTHING included along with some extras in case of accidental cuts in the sprinkler line in future. August 2, 2016
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