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RD1800™ Series Spray Heads

Tough enough for your most challenging landscapes

Rain Bird RD1800 Series Spray Heads

Legislation, growing demand and a limited potable water supply have increased our reliance on alternative water sources. As a result, water used for irrigation is harsher today than ever before. You told us you need a spray specifically suited for the most challenging environments. You also want a spray that will conserve water and provide years of worry-free performance. The new Rain Bird® RD1800™ Series Spray is proof that we’ve been listening.

The Rain Bird RD1800’s exclusive Triple-Blade Wiper Seal prevents stick-ups. Its innovative design handles the thickest grit and most dramatic pressure variations with ease and its exclusive Flow-Shield™ Technology helps you identify and solve problems faster.

The Rain Bird RD1800 is available in both potable and non-potable versions.

 

Introducing the RD1800

 

Part 2: Not Afraid to Get Its Wiper Seal Dirty

 

Part 3: World's Toughest Spray

 

Part 4: Pressure Variations? No Sweat.

 

Part 5: Because Stuff Happens

  • RD1800 Triple Blade Wiper SealThe co-molded, pressure activated, Triple-Blade Wiper Seal assures positive seal without excess “flow-by” which enables more heads to be installed on the same valve. A base seal provides a positive seal during operation and Triple-Blade Wiper Seal serve to precisely balance flushing, flow-by, and debris protection to optimize performance and durability during pop-up. Precision controlled flush at pop-down clears debris from the unit, ensuring positive stem retraction in all soil types.
  • Unique Debris Pockets Debris pockets in the base of the spray body collect debris and prevent recirculation in the body during operation reducing wear.
  • Designed for use with all Rain Bird plastic spray head nozzles – Rotary Nozzles, U-Series, MPR, HE-VAN, VAN, and SQ Series.
  • Parts developed to be resistant to corrosion in treated recycled water containing chlorine and other chemicals.
  • Strong stainless steel spring provides reliable stem retraction and withstands corrosion.
  • Reinforced ratchet mechanism on all models allows easy nozzle pattern alignment without tools, withstands chemicals in recycled water, and prevents pattern misalignment over time.
  • Pre-installed 1800 Pop-Top™ flush plug blocks debris from entering after flushing and allows for easy nozzle installation.
  • Constructed of time-proven UV-resistant plastic and corrosion resistant stainless steel parts, assuring long product life.
  • All sprinkler components are removable from the top without special tools, providing for quick and easy flushing and maintenance of the sprinkler.
  • Side inlets featured on non Seal-A-Matic™ (SAM) models only.
  • Five-year trade warranty.

Operating Range

  • Spacing: 2.5 to 24 feet (0.8 to 7.3 m)
    • 3 to 18 feet with standard Rain Bird Spray Head Nozzles (MPR, VAN, U-Series). 13 to 24 feet with Rain Bird Rotary Nozzles
  • Pressure:
    • 15 to 100 psi (1.0 to 6.9 bar)

Specifications

  • Flow-by:
    • SAM Models: 0 at 15 psi (1.0 bar) or greater; 0.5 gpm (0.1 m3/h; 0.03 l/s otherwise.
    • All Other Models: 0 at 10 psi (0.7 bar) or greater; 0.5 gpm (0.1 m3/h; 0.03 l/s otherwise.
  • Inlets: 1/2" (15/21) NPT female threaded

Dimensions

  • Body height:
    • RD-04: 6" (15.2 cm) body height; 4" pop-up height (10.2 cm)
    • RD-06: 9 3/8" (23.8 cm) body height; 6" pop-up height (15.2 cm)
    • RD-12: 16" (40.6 cm) body height; 12" pop-up height (30.5 cm)
  • Exposed surface diameter: 2 1/4" (5.7 cm)

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