K-Line Sprinkler Pods
K-PODS are manufactured with the u-bolt, which attaches to the sprinkler saddle, molded right into the bottom of the pod. This aids in a quick easy installation. Simply slide the pods onto the pipe to your specific spacing, as designed by your K-Line support team, drill a hole for the tapping saddle in the pipe, and attach the saddle. These pods will protect the important sprinkler components year after year.
During installation, roll out the tubing to the appropriate length and install your pods and sprinklers with the green lines of the tubing facing up. The sizes are easily identified by the number of green stripes. Lines and corresponding pipe diameteras are as such: 1 stripe for 32mm (1.25"), two stripes for 40mm (1.5"), 3 stripes for 45mm (1.75"), and 2 wide stripes for 50mm (2"). The proprietary design of the tubing eliminates any twisting or rolling during installation or use.
K-Line Sprinkler Options
There are five reliable sprinkler packages currently offered for the K-Line system. Each sprinkler type has a corresponding adapter that allows it to fit to the tapping saddle and rise to the proper height to clear the pod rim. All sprinkler options install quickly into the K-line system and can be utilized on 32, 40, or 45mm K-Pipe.
The first, and most popular, is the NAAN 5022 Impact Sprinkler. This sprinkler has a solid one piece body constructed of heavy duty plastics that provide resistance to impact and corrosion. This sprinkler has the option of 5 color coded nozzles with a variety of application rates to fit various needs. With operating pressures in the range of 35-55 psi, and uniform output, this sprinkler is a perfect fit for the K-Line system.
The second, third, and fourth options utilize the Nelson R2000WF WindFighter and Nelson R33 sprinklers. The Windfighter has a wide variety of nozzles and plates so that the application rates can be tailored to individual needs. Another excellent feature of the Windfighter is the option to add a pressure regulator. This option greatly improves uniformity when K-line is used on hilly or undulating ground. The Nelson Windfighter has an operating range between 45-60 psi and provides another excellent choice for use in the K-line system. The Nelson R33 offers the same superb performance in a 3/4" option.
The fifth, and final sprinkler option, is the Rain Bird LF (low flow) 2400 impact sprinkler. This Rain Bird sprinkler is one of the most robust sprinklers in it's class which translates to less breakage, less maintenance, and less out of pocket expense. This sprinkler currently has the option of 3 color coded nozzles ranging from 2.35 gpm at 35 psi to 4.02 gpm at 45 psi.
After drilling the tubing in the desired location, simply insert the tapping saddle over the u-bolt in the bottom of the pod, line up the saddle with the hole in the tubing, push down firmly to seat the o-ring, and tighten the two stainless steel nuts, evenly. Finally, screw in and tighten the corresponding adapter and sprinkler head.
K-Line Compression Fittings
To install fittings, 1) start with a straight cut on the K-Line tubing 2) drive the fitting on squarely 3) tighten hand tight and firm up with a pipe wrench.