December 12, 2017
The nozzle count is determined by the size of the area you wish to protect. Adding nozzles at a later date to cover a greater area is also easy to do. People often expand their coverage after experiencing the system's effectiveness. Plus expanding later helps with the budget. The important thing now is knowing where you wish to protect and get a nozzle count for a cost estimate or order quantity.
Its very simple to determine a total nozzle count. Measure the perimeter of the area, another words, around the area you want relief from mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. Plan on placing nozzles ten (10) feet apart. Therefore if your perimeter is 300 feet, divide by the 10 feet per nozzle, and you'll get 30. So you'll need a 30 nozzle kit.
When we say nozzles, we are including Risers too. "Risers" are stand-alone nozzles that include the parts needed to stick an elevated nozzle into the ground just about anywhere, while "Nozzles" are typically mounted onto a structure such as a fence, tree, or side of a building etc. Yards with fencing usually mount Nozzles to the fence but yards without fencing typically use Risers in the mulch and flower beds.
What if both nozzles and risers are needed? Which kit should I buy then? Let's say your yard will need 34 nozzles but 30 are nozzles on a fence, and 4 Risers are needed along the back of the house. In this case you''d buy a 30 nozzle kit and add a Riser 5-Pack. Its fine to put nozzles a little closer or further apart. The 10 foot separation is used because it to works well for mosquito control and in calculations. Placing nozzles a little closer or further apart is common. The distance is most often adjusted to accommodate mounting opportunities, but may also be adjusted if known mosquito pressure is high in an area. In this example putting 5 Risers in a 40 foot span just adds to the coverage.
Keep in mind the mosquito pressure in the area before spacing them too far apart. For instance if your property backs up to a forested or wild overgrowth area, it might be prudent to go a little closer, say 8 or 9 foot separation in that area.
If you decide to start with nozzles only around a patio or deck, then later decide to protect a larger area, expansion is easy. Just cut the tubing and insert a tee. Then run the new tubing to the first new nozzle. It is that easy!
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