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Sprinkler Head Replacement

What you need

  1. Sprinkler Head Replacement, Sprinkler Head: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn off the water supply to the sprinklers.

    • This process will vary depending on your sprinkler controller.

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    • Find where the water supply feeds the sprinkler system and close the valve in the event of emergency or unforeseen circumstances.

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    • Dig a hole down to the base of the sprinkler head.

    • Be careful to avoid puncturing the sprinkler line.

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    • Using your hand or a gardening trowel, finish digging so that the sprinkler head is fully visible and is clear of dirt and debris.

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    • Unscrew the sprinkler head from the line it is attached to.

    • If is loose enough you may not need pliers.

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    • Coat the threads of the water line with teflon tape to avoid leaking.

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    • Using your hand, screw the new sprinkler head on over the teflon tape.

    • Once the sprinkler head is hand tight, use pliers to tighten it by another half turn.

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    • Fill the hole in and pack it down to avoid unwanted movement of the new sprinkler head.

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    • Turn the sprinkler system on.

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    • Twist the top of the sprinkler until it is aimed where you want it.

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    • Use a flat head screwdriver to adjust the flow of water if needed.

    • Turning right decreases the water flow. Turning left increases the water flow.

Conclusion

Enjoy your green lawn and water savings.

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