I did a proper catch cup test for the first time yesterday and I was shocked by the results!
I'd done a very unscientific tuna can test at some point and somehow figured out that it would take about 70 minutes to put down 1" of water. WRONG.
Here were the results:
- Orbit H20-6 Hose End Rotor set to "small" w/ 100 ft. expandable hose. Precipitation Rate: 0.13 in./hr. That means it would take 7+ hrs to put down an inch of water!
- Orbit H20-6 Hose End Rotor set to "large" w/ 100 ft. expandable hose. Precipitation Rate: 0.19 in./hr. That means it would take 5+ hrs to put down an inch of water
- Orbit H20-6 Hose End Rotor set to "large" w/ 50 ft. 5/8" diameter rubber hose. Precipitation Rate: 0.19 in./hr. This was interesting. I rushed out and bought this at HD after the expandable hose did so poorly and it was exactly the same.
I've ordered a beefy 25 ft. 3/4" hose that should arrive this week and I will retest. I'm hoping to get my precipitation rate up closer to 0.5 in./hr. so I don't have to water for hours upon hours.
Anyway, I thought this might be valuable for someone who has yet to do a test. The results may surprise you too!