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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

Conclusion

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

Abagayle Serreyn

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