Sprinklers hitting stucco. Suggestions?

I put in some grass and it is not getting enough water. To water it properly I need to get a stucco wall wet... For about 25 minutes at a time. (a few times a week)

Is this okay? Am I just going to have to paint it more often? Is there a protective coating I can put on it.

I am sure there are better forums to ask this on but I'm gonna start with my OG!

Thank you. Phone Post 3.0

DarthChoke - I put in some grass and it is not getting enough water. To water it properly I need to get a stucco wall wet... For about 25 minutes at a time. (a few times a week)

Is this okay? Am I just going to have to paint it more often? Is there a protective coating I can put on it.

I am sure there are better forums to ask this on but I'm gonna start with my OG!

Thank you. Phone Post 3.0
Synthetic or natural stucco? Phone Post 3.0

would it be worthwhile to get some inexpensive plastic, like to cover carpeting when you're painting indoors to put over the stucco?

A small $10 investment in some thick plastic like that might eliminate any and all risk if you could live with it aesthetically.

are you using a hose sprinkler to water your grass, or an irrigation system?

A rusty color would be the only risk to the stucco.. I'd be more concerned with water along your foundation.

Harmon Whistler -


are you using a hose sprinkler to water your grass, or an irrigation system?



A rusty color would be the only risk to the stucco.. I'd be more concerned with water along your foundation.

How could I prevent rusty color? That was my concern. It's a small retaining wall. Doubt there is a foundation weakening concern. Phone Post 3.0

Ballet Tudo Grand Master - would it be worthwhile to get some inexpensive plastic, like to cover carpeting when you're painting indoors to put over the stucco?

A small $10 investment in some thick plastic like that might eliminate any and all risk if you could live with it aesthetically.
Not a chance in hell. The wife would lose her mind. Plastic sheeting would be a noooooooo go.

Thanks for suggestion though. Appreciate it. Phone Post 3.0

Harmon Whistler -


are you using a hose sprinkler to water your grass, or an irrigation system?



A rusty color would be the only risk to the stucco.. I'd be more concerned with water along your foundation.

It's automatic in ground sprinklers. Wall is about 3 ft high and 70 ft long. Maybe I should take pics.

I just don't want to "Hurt" the stucco. But I have to get it wet to get to all the grass. Phone Post 3.0

Stucco is tough - half my house is stucco - water won't hurt it at all - do what you want, but as someone said, watch your foundation Phone Post

Move the sprinkler head to a better location. It's only some pvc, glue and time.


I had to move like four of them for a customer. They were hitting the stucco and leaving a stain. I moved them about 6' away, on the other side of the walkway and that fixed it.

I believe there are different types of sprinkler heads you could use if you have an in ground system. Or use a hose attach sprinkler and use the setting so it doesn't hit the wall Phone Post 3.0

DarthChoke - 
Harmon Whistler -

are you using a hose sprinkler to water your grass, or an irrigation system?

A rusty color would be the only risk to the stucco.. I'd be more concerned with water along your foundation.

It's automatic in ground sprinklers. Wall is about 3 ft high and 70 ft long. Maybe I should take pics.<br />
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I just don't want to &quot;Hurt&quot; the stucco. But I have to get it wet to get to all the grass. <img alt="Phone Post 3.0" border="0" src="/images/phone/apple.png" style="vertical-align:middle;" /></blockquote>

 

Yeah, take some pics if you get a chance.. there are a thousand different things you can do with an irrigation system. You probably just have to adjust the head or change the nozzle.

 

(I'm an irrigator)

If you can tell me the brand of the sprinkler heads (Hunter, Rainbird, Irritrol, Toro) I can give you a more detailed answer/walk through.

Get some Noodle heads (I think that's the name). You can aim them so they hit the lawn and not the wall. Phone Post

_33 - Move the sprinkler head to a better location. It's only some pvc, glue and time.


I had to move like four of them for a customer. They were hitting the stucco and leaving a stain. I moved them about 6' away, on the other side of the walkway and that fixed it.
I can't. A picture would help but can't do it right now. Sprinkler is almost against the wall as it is. Concrete footing from wall prevents head from going back all the way to the wall-- which the grass goes all the way back. Sprinklers are at 180 deg but need to be 360 so the grass behind head (a few inches) and along wall get proper water.

Sorry if that description makes it even more complicated. Phone Post 3.0

DarthChoke - 
Harmon Whistler -


are you using a hose sprinkler to water your grass, or an irrigation system?



A rusty color would be the only risk to the stucco.. I'd be more concerned with water along your foundation.

How could I prevent rusty color? That was my concern. It's a small retaining wall. Doubt there is a foundation weakening concern. Phone Post 3.0


The rust color comes from hard water, which your irrigation is no doubt plumbed with.. You have a couple options:



1. plumb the irrigation through your water softener (not recommended)



2. Add an inline tank and use an anti rusting agent along with your hard water.



 



All that said, your sprinklers should absolutely not be hitting anything other than grass.. I would be fucking furious if one of my guys half-assed an install and let a sprinkler head water a wall. That's a huge liability down the line and I'd fire anyone that did that.

DarthChoke - 
_33 - Move the sprinkler head to a better location. It's only some pvc, glue and time.


I had to move like four of them for a customer. They were hitting the stucco and leaving a stain. I moved them about 6' away, on the other side of the walkway and that fixed it.
I can't. A picture would help but can't do it right now. Sprinkler is almost against the wall as it is. Concrete footing from wall prevents head from going back all the way to the wall-- which the grass goes all the way back. Sprinklers are at 180 deg but need to be 360 so the grass behind head (a few inches) and along wall get proper water.<br />
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Sorry if that description makes it even more complicated. <img alt="Phone Post 3.0" border="0" src="/images/phone/apple.png" style="vertical-align:middle;" /></blockquote>

 

 Moving the head over and back (away from the footing) would be best.. after that a different nozzle and an adjustment.. Let me know the brand of your heads and I'll walk you through it.. very simple.

 





Head is back as far as possible but grass behind is getting dry.  I need to make head 360.... Or like 285 deg.  This will be getting stucco wet obviously.  

Is there a coating or "varnish" that can be put over stucco?

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Is that a Toro, Rainbird, or a Hunter head?

I am using Hunter MP Rotators. That can go 90-360.


I can't think of any other possibilities. Besides getting stucco wet. Grass needs to go to wall. I do not want a strip of flowers, dirt, etc... behind sprinkler. Phone Post 3.0