A rain gun can last for 1 – 15 years. The longevity of a rain gun depends on a lot of factors. For instance, the type of material used for the production of the rain gun can affect how long it will last. Alloy rain gun usually lasts longer than plastic rain guns.
The quality of water used for the rain gun irrigation system and the type of filters used can also impact the longevity of a rain gun. Water with a lot of impurities and high iron content can block the emitters of the rain gun and make it unusable.
Factors that affect how long rain gun can last
The following factors can affect how long a rain gun can last:
- Quality of water used for irrigation
- Thickness of the rain gun
- Type of material used for the production of the rain gun
- Climatic condition
- Water Pressure
- Type of filtration system used
1) Quality of water used for irrigation
The quality of water passing through the rain gun can impact on how long the rain gun will last. Water with a high content of iron can damage a plastic rain gun.
Water with a low pH (acidic water) can also reduce the longevity of a rain gun. Do not buy a rain gun because the price of the rain gun is ridiculously cheap, you may buy a low quality rain gun that will not last long
2) Thickness of the rain gun
Plastic rain guns that are thick usually last longer than those that are not thick. Thicker plastic rain gun sprinklers can withstand higher water pressure than the less thick plastic rain gun.
High water pressure can damage some types of plastic rain guns.
3) Type of material used for the production of the rain gun
Alloy and aluminum made rain guns usually last longer than plastic made rain guns. This is due to the fact that alloy and aluminum are more rugged than plastic.
Some rain guns are also made of iron, this type of rain guns also last longer than plastic rain guns.
4) Climatic Condition
Rain guns used in temperate climes can last longer than those used in hot tropical areas. For example, rain guns used in the United Kingdom may last longer than spray tubes used in Nigeria.
5) Water Pressure
The water pressure can also impact how long a rain gun will last. Always use the recommended water pressure for the type of rain gun you have.
6) Type of Filtration System Used
The use of a filtration system can improve the longevity of a rain gun. Using high quality filtration system may make your rain gun last longer.
What is a Rain Gun?
A rain gun is a type of irrigation equipment that rotates while sparing droplets of water to plants. A rain gun is a type of sprinkler. A rain gun is one of the components of a rain gun irrigation system.
The rain gun can also be called a gun sprinkler.
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