What other names might one call a Sprinkler Guard?

bbbbosox(z7 GA)April 23, 2006

Howdy,

I hope this forum is the right one. If not, my apologies and please feel free to direct me to the right one.

What I'm looking for is a round green item with a hole in it that surrounds a sprinkler. It adds some additional protection to pop-up sprinklers, such as a large rain-bird type, and provides a small buffer around the sprinkler where grass might not grow. I hope I've described it in good enough detail. I've only seen them advertised in one mail-order publication, i.e, Pickett Fence, but would like to find other potential sources. The big box stores, like HD and Lowes, don't seem to carry them. "Sprinkler Guard" may be a trade-mark name, but perhaps it is known by other names. If you know of any other names or where you've already been able to purchase them, please let me know.

I've done a search on the web using "Sprinkler Guard", but the preponderance of query finds seem to deal with wire type guards that cover indoor fire sprinklers.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

bbbbosox

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
all_wet(MagnoliaTx)

We utilize concrete donuts on all heads installed adjacent to driveways and streets to protect them from vehicle traffic. They help stabilize the heads and gives them a chance against cars. The donuts are available locally here in the Houston area from wholesale irrigation suppliers and come in different sizes for different type heads. I've seen plastic "protectors" sold at the big box stores, but they are essentially worthless and provide no protection.

All Wet
Texas Licensed Irrigator #1897 since 1984

    Bookmark   April 25, 2006 at 9:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bbbbosox(z7 GA)

All Wet,

Thanks for your response; really do appreciate it. I can definitely see their use along driveways. I have a long one that has subtle curves in it and I have seen time and time again where friends, Fed-Ex, UPS, et al, have had a tough time backing up ... many times going over the edges onto the lawn areas ... not bad, but I cringe as I think about the sprinklers. To be fair to my builder, he did ask us "Are you sure you want a driveway with subtle curves?". Well, my wife and I too like the look, but I now know what the builder was probably thinking. LOL! Surprising though, none of those sprinklers got mashed. Just lucky I guess!

I haven't been able to find anything at our local big box stores, meaning HD and/or Lowes. I called a few local plumbing/piping supply places, i.e., Apex (now owned by HD), but that turned out to be a "no-go" as well. LOL! While I described the item in reasonable detail (so I think), none of them carried them ... now I can "talk the talk" ... "concrete donuts" so I can be more specific in my searches and/or discussions with folks on the phone.

Again, thanks so very much.

bbbbosox

    Bookmark   April 25, 2006 at 9:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wld314_yahoo_com

Orbitonline.com has two. Plastic. Called Sprinkler Guard Donut and Sprinkler Spray Guard.
Another unique one is at Sprinklerbuddy.com

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 4:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HarryThomas

Generally, they are called spray guards or donuts. You can find some on Amazon and possibly eBay.

Here is a link that might be useful: spray guards

    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 1:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
2 foot break in sprinkler pvc line
I would appreciate your advice on what to use to repair...
ginjj
Help/Ideas for 12v watering system
I have an old well the is 4 foot around. It is 10ft...
leggatron
sprinkler selection question
I'm doing some sprinkler maintenance and replacement...
donkeypebbles
Continuous Loop Dripline
While watching a YouTube video on drip line installation,...
raymondo17
Best well pump for drip hose irrigation
I am trying to find some information on selecting a...
srbasile
Sponsored Products
Bling II Matte Chrome One-Light LED Wall Sconce with Silver Textured Glass
$294.75 | Bellacor
Matte Black 16-Inch One Light Chain Hung Pendant with Firre Saturn Glass
$149.60 | Bellacor
Afina Vanderbilt Medium Triple Door Recessed Baroque Medicine Cabinet - 42W x 34
Hayneedle
Orbiter 6-Light Chandelier by James R. Moder
$1,412.00 | Lumens
Blue Plaid Piper Rug
$24.99 | zulily
Dartmouth Outdoor Wall Sconce by Arroyo Craftsman
$264.00 | Lumens
Furniture of America Elysabeth 1 Drawer Princess Style Nightstand - White - IDF-
$209.99 | Hayneedle
Wyndham Collection Bathroom Katy 48 in. Vanity in Espresso with Man-Made Stone
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™