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Rain Bird Impact Rotor with Seal-A-Matic (Non-Potable) 3" | 2045-08SAM-NP

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Rain Bird 2045-08SAM-NP Maxi-Paw SAM Impact Rotor for Non-Potable

The Maxi-Paw's powerful throw permits maximum spacing and offers superior close-in watering and uniform water distribution. Low pressure loss and an efficient, straight-through flow design conserve energy and are ideal for dirty water applications.

The optional Seal-A-Matic™ prevents run-off, puddling, and erosion caused by low head drainage. And most important, it's rugged and dependable, popping up on schedule again and again because of the multi-function wiper seal. The Maxi-Paw Rotor -- a tradition of excellence.

Features / Benefits

  • Proven impact drive.
  • Straight-through flow for superior performance in dirty water.
  • Five interchangeable, color-coded MPR nozzles with standard trajectory.
  • Two interchangeable low angle (LA) nozzles.
  • Easy to adjust, easy to service.
  • No tools required to change nozzles.
  • Heavy-duty plastic case with sturdy, reinforced ribbed design.
  • Double-weighted arm for slower rotation and increased distance of throw.
  • Self-flushing inner trip with improved inner trip lever.
  • Powerful reverse action.
  • Adjustable arm spring for low-pressure and low-gallonage operation.
  • Energy efficient, low pressure and low-gallonage operation.
  • 360° Full-circle OR arc adjustable from 20° to 340°.
  • Precision Jet tube (PJ) minimizes side splash.
  • Hooded bearing for longer life.
  • Distance control diffuser pin.
  • Multi-function, pressure-activated wiper seal.
  • Inlet filter screen and pressure-activated wiper seal protect internal assembly from debris to ensure positive pop-up and retraction.
  • Combination 1/2" (15/21) or 3/4" (20/27) bottom inlet.
  • Heavy-duty, stainless steel retract spring assures positive sprinkler pop-down.

Manuals and Literature

Specifications Charts Replacement Parts


  • Overall height: 9 3/10" (23,6 cm)
  • Pop-up height: 3" (7,6 cm)
  • Exposed surface diameter: 5" (12,7 cm)


  • Precipitation Rate: 0.28 to 1.17 inches per hour (7 to 30 mm/h)
  • Radius: 22 to 45 feet (6,7 to 13,7 m)
  • Radius with Radius Reduction Screw: 18 ft (5,4 m)
  • Pressure: 25 to 60 psi (1,7 to 4,1 Bars)
  • Flow: 1.5 to 8.4 GPM (0,34 to 1,91 m3/h; 0,9 to 0,53 l/s)
  • Combination 1/2" (15/21) or 3/4" (20/27) FPT bottom inlet 1/2" (15/21) FPT side inlet
  • Nozzles: 06-red; 07-black; 08-blue; 10-yellow; 12-beige
  • Low angle (LA) nozzles: 07 LA-black; 10 LA-yellow
  • Nozzle outlet trajectory is 23° for 06, 07, 08, 10, and 12 nozzles.
  • LA nozzle outlet trajectory is 11°.
Non-Potable / Reclaimed Water
Impact Rotor
Flow Rate:
1.5 - 8.4 GPM
Trajectory Angle:
Spray Pattern:
20 - 340
Spray Radius (ft.):
22 - 45
Riser Material:
Check Valve SAM:
Pop-Up Height:
Pressure Range (PSI):
Body Height:
Inlet Size:
1/2 or 3/4
3 Years
Rain Bird
Product Type:
Impact Rotor
Pop-Up Height:
Check Valve:
Advance Features:
Check Valve, Non-Potable / Reclaimed Water
Riser Material:
Radius (ft.):
22' - 45'
Part Circle Adjustable (20 - 340)
4.6 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Great sprinkler
I have many of these around by place and use them to water about 1.5 acres of lawn. I came to these after trying MANY other types these plug less then any of the other ones I've tried. My water is pumped from a near by canal so the water isn't real clean I have 1/8" screen at my pump and have no problem with this sprinkler plugging from the debris in the water.
October 27, 2014
Yes I would recommend this product. It shipped on time and in good shape. I got all ordered items in working condition.
April 18, 2018
1 year ago
Worked like they are suppose to. Price was the best I could find so will order a couple more for spares.
April 29, 2018
1 year ago
Really like the Non-Potable sprinkler and will be replacing the very old I now have in place with non-potable.
The purple top is a plus which allows to see what is up to date.
I run four zones with a combined total of forty eight impact sprinkles along with six pop ups.
My source of water is a 170x80x16 foot dugout that can be topped up from a river source 460 feet south.
August 29, 2017
1 year ago
Really like these sprinkler, highly recommend them.
August 19, 2018
12 months ago
Good product and price. Shipped fast. Will buy from them again.
July 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
non potable pop-ups on ditch water
work great-better flow than potable water maxi-paw-I'm on ditch water the seam to work fine
June 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Works great!
The sprinkler works great and it was delivered on time as advertised!
July 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Would be nice to have some instructions sent with the product.
April 26, 2019
3 months ago
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LARRY H on Nov 18, 2018
J R on Sep 4, 2018
return customer
LARRY H on Nov 18, 2018
Best price on the net
K D on Nov 7, 2018
J R on Sep 4, 2018
Price was lower than competitors and these are very good for non potable water/dirty water.
R O on Aug 18, 2018
I like them
E R on Jul 20, 2018
need a replacement
L A on Jun 22, 2018
I have been pumping out of a spring for the past 20 years. I do have problems with a high level of lime in the water that I am using. My old rain bird sprinklers tend to plug up using somewhat unfiltered water. I am hoping that these new non-potable ones help with the problem. Also, the price was very good.
P H on Jun 19, 2018
After choosing the item then I was given another choice of this item as to how it sprays. The problem is I did not see an example of the two choices so I am not should if I pick the correct one for the job.
M M on Jun 2, 2018
Replacing previous version which is 11 years old. Still works but decided to replace before they totally wear out.
Jimmy S on May 19, 2018
Needed something to work with dirty water to irrigate field.
C R on May 7, 2018
wanted to type a different type
Brian S on Apr 30, 2018
R R on Mar 31, 2018
Need to expand water zone for septic and these are the same heads currently used
C B on Feb 5, 2018
Purchased for aerobic septic system
J I on Jan 8, 2018
Good comments from others
G S on Aug 15, 2017
Rural application using dugout/river water sourse
D B on Jul 31, 2017
To replace old ones.
Lloyd H on Jul 10, 2017
Similar to the ones we already use.
T R on Jul 5, 2017
This is what i already have in my yard. Great price on this item.
KIT H on Jun 26, 2017
we already have these and like them
B A on Jun 20, 2017
The Maxi-Paw sprinklers work better than all of the other brand sprinklers I have tried. They are a very low profile and shut off tightly which preserves them against zero turn lawn mowers. The rotary action also waters evenly.
Tim V on Jun 17, 2017
It was recommended for my yard since I am on a secondary water system.
J O on Jun 6, 2017
I have purchased this before. Great sprinkler just need to replace some after a few years use and abuse.
Jeff W on Apr 1, 2017
I bought these to replace the gear drive models that our local septic companies use. They plug up and the gears quit. These work better and last longer. They are a bit noisier, but that doesn't matter to me since our spray heads are so far out.
John W on Mar 3, 2017
used before
P A on Feb 9, 2017
current Rain Bird sprinkler no longer works, need to replace.
Billy M on Jan 18, 2017
Best price on the net
K D on Nov 7, 2018
Price was lower than competitors and these are very good for non potable water/dirty water.
R O on Aug 18, 2018
Why is the 2045-08SAM-NP better than the 2045A for dirty water applications?
Bob on May 24, 2012
Do you sell the internal rotor without the housing? I've found I end up removing the internal rotor from the new unit and placing it in the inground housing... Wasteful from my point of view. Instead of buying a case of the complete unit, I'd prefer to buy a case of the internal unit. Is this possible?
Mark H on Sep 25, 2013
how far does it spray the water?
A shopper on Mar 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Look under the specs for the Rain Bird 2045-08SAM-NP Maxi-Paw SAM Impact Rotor for Non-Po...
Depends on what nozzle you install. Different distances and angles can be achieved.
is this for aerobic septic?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the sprinkler is for aerobic septic tank sprinkler systems. Just be sure and get the special wrench required for removing/installing this sprinkler.....
What's the difference between the standard nozzle and the low angle nozzle in Rainbird rotors? Thank you
A shopper on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Low angle = 11 degree angle vs. 23 degree angle for standard. Low angles are usually between 10 and 16 ft. less difference in distance for a given size nozzle. Check the specs of the Rain Bird 2045-08SAM-NP Maxi-Paw SAM Impact Rotor for Non-Potable for more info.
Does the SAM prevent low head drainage?
Craig M on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You’ll need to ask a tech
is there any difference in spray distance using side or bottom connection?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried the side connection, but since water pressure is consistent regardless of pipe SHAPE, I doubt you'd see a difference in distance. That would only occur if the side connector was a smaller diameter inlet than the bottom one.
Can I order just the internal parts? I allready have multiple cans from previous head replacements
A shopper on Aug 11, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just look under replacement parts toward the bottom of the page, under the Rain Bird 2045-08SAM-NP Maxi-Paw SAM Impact Rotor for Non-Po... or what ever unit you need parts for.
Why and when are the 2045-08 SAM-NP available?
Don G on May 16, 2017
how much is the discharge rate of this springler?
kbrom G on Jul 11, 2012