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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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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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•Sprinklers retract into the lawn for a clean, uncluttered appearance and easier mowing
This is stated in the description above.
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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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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.
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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, 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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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 77 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Can't beat the price. Good quality equipment Like every other home owner sick off moving sprinkler around. After researching on sprinkler system, I came across this automatic sprinkler system, and boy I'm happy that I purchase and spent time installing it. The package said one afternoon!! yea sure if you have 5 people helping you lol. I'm very impress on the quality of the system. From tubing, fittings, sprinklers head and timer there all good quality. The digging was the must painful time. other then that 6 sprinkler reach all my side yard. Decide to do the other side off the house by using same product but with different fittings and timer and thats how I know that rain bird made this to last for a long time. September 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Product great but timer only worked a few minutes I could not afford a professional system so I found this system on Home Depot web site. The installation was not as simple as I was led to believe. It took me a week to design and install the system. The digging was the hardest step. After installing the system the timer quit working. Now it only shows the word SET or a 3 symbol word that looks like not. I've tried pressing every button and every setting and it refuses to do anything. A sprinkler system that will not let water through it is not really a sprinkler system..... Hope I can get it replaced, as I have put in 35 to 40 hours in installing the system. Home Depot has always been good at replacing bad products with a good one. September 7, 2016
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great - Just like a professionally installed system I've had the Rainbird system for about a month now and I couldn't be happier. The installation was easy. I have sandy soil so all I needed to do was make a simple 8" "V" cut with a spade (by plunging the spade into the soil and moving the handle back and forth to create enough space to lay the line into). My yard is about 2500 sf and I only needed 5 of the 6 sprinkler heads. I did need to buy an extra 20' of 1/2" tubing at the hardware store ($7.80 at 39 cents per foot). The timer is easy to set and works flawlessly. I changed some of the nozzles in the heads (included) in order to insure full coverage of the area. My neighbor just received a quote of $2,500 to have a professional system installed in his yard (about the same area as mine). At that rate, I figure I can replace my Rainbird every year for the next 20 years! August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exceptional Product READ THIS FOR ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW I began my 5000 soft backyard project with the concern that I would end up quitting half way through and wishing I had hired someone to install irrigation. Our quote for sprinklers from another company was just around $2000. After researching irrigation systems I came across the RainBird Easy to Install System. I calculated the amount of zones I would require based on my water pressure (which I measured at 63-65psi) and my flow rate (which I measured at 6.5 gallons per minute) and determined that I would need 4 kits. So I bought a manifold with four spigots and off i went. I have heard that it takes people an afternoon to install one kit. I did all four kits in right around 6 hours. Maybe it was my pre-planned layout?? I am not sure. But I am certain that It was incredibly easy to set up this kit. After all was said and done I had a combination of 6 sprinklers in a line, 2 sprinklers in a line and four split off from there, and the factory recommended 3 sprinklers per split side. What I am here to tell you, is that MY experience with this product is such that, I planned for the sprinklers to be 15 ft apart and be able to reach each sprinkler head. Well MY predictions worked out perfectly. Every sprinkler head shoots at or around 16 ft with my pressure and flow rate. My yard has 24 sprinkler heads and four automatically controlled zones now. With the over seeding we did and the ETI Rain Bird watering system we had sprouts growing in as little as 5 days. This product is phenomenal!!! Just make sure you have the pressure and flow rate. I really think that is all you need. Then, you have the freedom to hook up sprinklers in any form necessary... THAT IS JUST MY OPINION and NOT the FACTORY RECOMMENDATION!!! I won't be held liable for your mistakes/choices! September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Not easy to install. One afternoon turn out to be 3 afternoon Overall the unit it's really good ones everything it's up and running. All 6 sprinkler reach each other and cover my front yard. If you have less then 60psi don't install the unit. The hardest part was digging and making sure the tubing is deep enough if you like to aerated and over seed. My biggest suggestion make sure you follow the instructions on how far each sprinkler have to go and purchase extra elbow for simple mistakes. August 27, 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 Easy Set Up Once you get everything out of the box it is very easy to install. I only put three heads per zone and had to buy another water timer but that was my preference. August 23, 2016
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