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    Im tired of dealing with shitty sprinklers that keep breaking. Any recommendations for a decent one that won't break the bank?

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    Bought an expensive (mostly metal one https://www.homedepot.ca/product/gil...ler/1001087634 ) thinking it would be better then a cheap one and its fucking garbage.

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    My last $45-50 one shit the bed.. well one of them.

    I went onto amazon and got this one because I have a weird shaped lot. Used it a handful of times and seems decent so far:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Gilmour-Patter...gateway&sr=8-3
    GO FLAMES GO!

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    For durability you can't beat the "vortex" style cast iron ones. Zero moving parts. Like this:
    Screenshot_20190617-125540_Chrome.jpg

    Any thing that has adjustments or is made of plastic WILL break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
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    Yes this one. I didn't see it on the Lee valley site but that's the one I have.

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    Iíve had a similar one to the center pic and itís been outside year round for 15 years, been run over with my work truck and fed from a rain barrel full of slime and rooftop gravel. Still good as new. My grandkids could still use it in 50 years if not illegal by then.

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    Do you get much distance/spread from that thing?

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    You need to buy one without any moving parts if you want it to last. That's what we've always done.

    We've had good luck with the ones from Lee Valley - they generally only carry products that they can vouch for not being garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    Do you get much distance/spread from that thing?
    Easy 15 to 20 foot radius, so almost 40 feet wide. Doesn't cover a large yard, but dead simple and durable.

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    I've actually got this one:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Nelson-1865-Ra...ateway&sr=8-16
    Been about 10 years now still works great. Perfect for a large yard since you can set the path with your hose. Basically hose length is your only limiting factor

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    I've been using a set of these for 15 years now. Have to de-mineralize them once in awhile, but they still work great. Personally I like the impact type, because I don't forget to turn them off

    https://www.amazon.ca/Orbit-56351-Im...gateway&sr=8-4

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    Would love to do a legit irrigation setup in the back yard - but for now, I've placed 2 of these at opposite corners of the yard, and just covered the garden hose with excess mulch. https://www.amazon.ca/Rain-Bird-32SA.../dp/B005MICUTO

    Seem to last about 2 winters before needing replacement. Could probably extend their life if I removed from the yard and stored over winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 403ep3 View Post
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    My last $45-50 one shit the bed.. well one of them.

    I went onto amazon and got this one because I have a weird shaped lot. Used it a handful of times and seems decent so far:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Gilmour-Patter...gateway&sr=8-3
    This guy seems to like that sprinkler you have as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghcEzAuPgyA Looks like it works well on irregular lots.

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    Metal impact sprinkler, the sound alone is worth it. Otherwise the ones with no moving parts.
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