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Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:14 pm
by sean_h
Anyone built and used Silver Cymbal’s PVC sprinklers? I don’t have a sprinkler system, so thinking of building a couple, and curious about people’s experience with them.


Re: Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:36 pm
by tommyboy
I built a similar one last summer. Same base but used an in ground rotor sprinkler. Work well except can be a little tipsy.

Re: Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:10 pm
by Ware
I built some PVC sprinkler bases once. They worked fine, but I use these now.

They are nice and smooth so they drag easily when moving sprinklers, and the outlet is threaded 1/2” NPT so it is easy to adapt whatever riser/sprinkler you want to use.

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Re: Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 pm
by kaij_15
If you build it a little closer to the ground, they seem just fine.

The one Ware posted will be darn close on cost to build a set from PVC piping.

Re: Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:30 am
by Bermuda_Rooster
Ware wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:10 pm
I built some PVC sprinkler bases once. They worked fine, but I use these now.

They are nice and smooth so they drag easily when moving sprinklers, and the outlet is threaded 1/2” NPT so it is easy to adapt whatever riser/sprinkler you want to use.
Have you had rust issues? Many of the Amazon reviews-- even the good ones-- say this is a problem.

Re: Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:04 pm
by Ware
@Bermuda_Rooster I haven’t had any issues. I don’t drag them across concrete or anything so the coating on the outside is still in good shape. I also drain and hang them on the wall in the garage when not in use.

Even if they had to be replaced every few seasons, I would guess the ~$12 is pretty cheap compared to the accompanying water bills. :D

Re: Silver Cymbal’s PVC Sprinkler?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:57 am
by Bermuda_Rooster
@Ware : Cool! I may have to give these a try. I've tried PVC for below-ground plug-in sprinklers and had issues with leaks, so a solid above ground product sounds much easier.