Introduction

This guide is intended to show a non expert how to properly replace a broken sprinkler extension. A broad overview of the steps include digging a hole, unscrewing the extension, and replacing the extension. All you need are some basic tools and general knowledge about actions you preform on a daily basis. Before beginning the project, make sure the water is off and check for hazardous insects. Be aware that digging forcefully could damage the pipeline.

Dig a one foot wide hole around the broken sprinkler extension down to the pipe fitting.
  • Dig a one foot wide hole around the broken sprinkler extension down to the pipe fitting.

    • The pipe fitting is usually about one foot underground.

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Dig around the pipe fitting with a trowel to provide clear access.
  • Dig around the pipe fitting with a trowel to provide clear access.

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Clean the area around the fitting with water until the fitting is mostly free of dirt.
  • Clean the area around the fitting with water until the fitting is mostly free of dirt.

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Unscrew the sprinkler  extension from the pipe fitting. Once the extension is removed, water may come out of the open pipe fitting.
  • Unscrew the sprinkler extension from the pipe fitting.

    • Once the extension is removed, water may come out of the open pipe fitting.

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Screw  the new sprinkler extension in securely.
  • Screw the new sprinkler extension in securely.

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Test the sprinkler to ensure that there are no leaks. Refill the hole tightly.
  • Test the sprinkler to ensure that there are no leaks.

  • Refill the hole tightly.

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Conclusion

If you have completed the steps successfully you should have a fully functioning sprinkler extension.

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