Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 32
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chuckie saved thousands of $$$
It was easy as far as the parts supplied. It also appears that the parts are the same as what the professionals use. Only issue I had was digging the trench and getting the depth correct for the sprinkler heads. The should be pictures showing where the end result is only having the black part of the head barely above ground and I ended up using my metal bladed lawn edger to cut thru the top layer of grass and then let the open end of a hose run down the cut to soften the ground. Then I dug square holes closer to a foot deep where the heads were placed---then I set the height when I filled in with top soil I also purchased from The Home Depot.
June 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Randy A solid product
- Instructions are excellent
-Sprinklers have stakes in order to observe water shot before putting underground
- Product is durable
-Timer is very easy to set
-Sprinklers adjust well
-Works very well overall
- Saving a TON of cash doing this yourself
- One of the 6 sprinklers did not work (i'm sure bluebird/home depot will replace)
- Trenching 120 ft (although just 6 in deep) is a BEAST
-Planning is time consuming
- I'm not sure it can cover the amount of sq ft it claims w/o purchasing more equipment. Especially if you have alot of trees as I do.
This really is a very good product. I'm not sure if it would have been cheaper to buy the pieces individually and use the Rainbird online manuals. I'm not the most gifted yard/handy man - but this sprinkler system is set up & works extremely well.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aroyals Good option if you can't afford a real sprinkler system
It took me a little over an hour to lay out the hose, decide where I wanted the sprinkler heads, and put everything together above ground. It then took me about 30 minutes to tweak the head locations and fix the spray patterns to make sure everything was covered. I did have to put two heads on one row and four on the other because of the layout of our lawn (instructions say to only put three heads per row max). I decided to leave everything above ground for a week or so to make sure that all my lawn is getting covered, then it will bury everything (thinking that will be a full day job, I used all the hose that came in the kit).
The timer that comes with the kit is a good one, although for the price I can't believe they don't include the 2 AA batteries (they do however include a bit of Teflon tape for your connections). The sprinkler heads are easy to adjust, you just use a screwdriver through the top to adjust how many degrees you want a head to spray (40-360) and how far. There are also extra nozzles with higher flow rates per hour if you want to change yours out. We are on well water so have lower pressure and need the lower flow nozzles in order to reach more of our lawn. I am also curious to see how well this system works over time with semi-hard water.
The kit comes with only the most basic connectors (a couple Ts, one spline if you cut incorrectly, and a couple corners) so if you mess up and cut in the wrong place more than once you are going to need to go buy more connectors. I made sure to keep about 12-16 extra inches between heads as I was laying the hose out so I could tweak where they were and this was definitely a good choice as I did have to move three of them a bit.
Overall a pretty affordable system that seems so far to be a good alternative to a much more expensive real sprinkler system. But I'm hoping this will beat moving my old fashioned sprinklers around twice a day. I was happy with the amount of coverage we got, our backyard is medium sized and I think everything is getting covered well. Curious how this will hold up through the bitter Colorado winters and if it will be in decent shape next spring. Will update with results.
August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LeonardoMac grea affordable Bundle
I installed this in our front yard and it is very water efficient . This sprinkler system actually seems to do better than my neighbors professionally installed sprinkler system. Im very happy with this product, just make sure to set sprinkler heads underground so you don't run them over with your lawnmower
March 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jchiu Works good.
I got this installed on my front lawn in a day 5/6/2014. The digging is the hardest part. I opted for using a ground hog spade to cut open the lawn, push the waterline in the cut, then close the cut by pushing soil back together. It works pretty good. You do have to dig a hole for the sprinkler head though. My house has high water pressure so I actually have to dial down the distance since it's shooting too far with the .75 nozzle. (It comes with .75, 1.0 and 1.5 nozzles.)
For the saving and straight forward easy to follow instructions, I would recommend this for DIYers on a tight budget.
Let's see if it can last through the winter snow of the New England.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by selfinstaller Great low cost option
I installed this in my backyard and it works very well. I'm on a 75x100' lot and the six heads reach 80% of my backyard. I'm going to get another one and run it to my front yard as it should fully cover that smaller area. It doesn't replace a complete system with zones, but for the money you can't beat it. It beats moving hose sprinklers around the whole day, or spending thousands on a complete system. My only issue is that the 125' of hose wasn't nearly sufficient. Hose is cheap though, so it wasn't a big deal. Besides doing some digging for the lines the installation is quite easy. I'm glad I made the purchase. Hopefully I don't lose my lawn this summer!
June 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Countrybumpkin336 Missing pieces / no replacement parts available in Home Depot stores
Opened the product, it was missing the sprinkler head tool, both drain off assemblies, and several tee-joints. I can understand some parts missing, but not this many. On top of that, I was willing to move past it and just buy replacement parts, but lo and behold, Home Depot does carry ANY of the parts need to fix it. How can you sell a "kit" product in your store without selling replacement parts.
The one positive note is Home Depot did let me return the product without any issues.
Also, Rainbird services are not open on the weekend and their replacement parts aren't even clearly identifiable by any replacement product numbers in there manual, another short sight on their part.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Socrmom Best decision ever!
This has to be one of my best purchases! It was easy to install and you can add to or alter your original plan very easily.
June 16, 2015