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Rain Bird Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System
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Rain Bird

Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System

  • 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°F (min) - 110°F (max), timer should not be exposed to below freezing temperatures (32°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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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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July 23, 2016
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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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Is this a one zone unit?

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From the diagram of the system, it appears that all six heads will pop up once you set the system to go on. I am not sure if my water pressure will make all six pop at the same time. My front lawn is about 5K sqr feet and my back is about 4K. Can I purchase multiple kits to water the entire lawn?
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Yes you can buy multiple kits but you must have the minimum water pressure.I had a plumber install a 3/4/ inch line to increase the pressure.
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Yes, single zone. Great system, great timer. Can set for up to twice a day, 7 days a week or choose the days if you want it to come on less often than every day.
Instructions that come with this are good, and show how to set the angles of spray for the heads.
Lots of videos on youtube on how to install rainbird systems.
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July 30, 2015
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Thank you for the answer this will help in my decision making. I was comparing this to the Lawnbelt kit. I think that the lawnbelt kit is better because you can buy separate kits with different heads. My lawn is irregular and shaped more like a trapezoid.
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Yes, each kit is a one zone unit. Whether all heads will function depends on the pressure, as well as volume. Volume is measured in how many gallons per minute you receive from the hose. If each nozzle uses 3 gallons per minute, you would need 18 gallons per minute for 6 heads. The idea is to maintain 35 lbs pressure in the system while it is still watering, otherwise the heads will not water the area Read More
Yes, each kit is a one zone unit. Whether all heads will function depends on the pressure, as well as volume. Volume is measured in how many gallons per minute you receive from the hose. If each nozzle uses 3 gallons per minute, you would need 18 gallons per minute for 6 heads. The idea is to maintain 35 lbs pressure in the system while it is still watering, otherwise the heads will not water the area they are claimed to by the manufacturer. This is the grey area with these types of kits, because it is really a mathematical equation. They try to represent these kits as a one stop shop for sprinklers, but a lot of people may find they just didn't work well, for different circumstances. I can tell you that the materials in this kit are poor. The heads, pipe, and timer are all substandard. I have been doing this type of work for 18 years, so that is a professional opinion. You would have a safer bet with a oscillating sprinkler head and a hose. 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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Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 87.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easier to install than expected !!! The sprinklers cover about 16-20 ft as advertised. I bought two kits and installed a row on each side of my house. Easy to set up. Just put stakes in the ground where you want the sprayers to be, then wire tire them to the stakes and run the tubing to each stake. You can apply water to them above the ground to make sure they cover the desired area before burying the lines. Buy some extra teflon tape and a Y-connector for the water supply so you can still use a water hose without disassembly.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rainbird, 6 Head sprinkler Kit Great Kit, has everything you need except possibly some additional tubing which is inexpensive. The instructions are great and the product is also great. I used a weed eater with a edger attachment that I use for trimming along the sidewall to dig the narrow trench. This made the tubing install very easy. This is an easy one day install. I am very impressed. The time is great too and very easy to program. I will buy again for a lower yard. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Installation sprinkler system is exactly that The automatic sprinkler system was easy to install, I just had to remember to bury it deep enough so the lawn mower didn't chop off the heads. It surpassed my needs so I purchased a second one for my son's house and he installed his in just a few hours. It is important to watch the installation video online to help you plan the system placement best for you. My grass, I found during the installation, required aeration, and when that was completed, the water soaked in better and the lawn turned greener in a very short period of time. This was a great investment and I would recommend it to others who have a desire, motivation and a flat end shove.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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