When a common lawn sprinkler is hooked to a suction, rather than a pressure source the conservation of angular momentum can be invoked to show that no rotation will result. A recently reported experiment leading to a different conclusion is not the equivalent of simply changing from a fluid exhaust to a fluid intake.
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Papers| September 01 1986
Inverse sprinklers: A lesson in the use of a conservation principle
A. Theodore Forrester; Inverse sprinklers: A lesson in the use of a conservation principle. Am. J. Phys. 1 September 1986; 54 (9): 798–799. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.14448
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