Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-04-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Extracting a broken sprinkler riser?


I picked up a extractor tool to get the broken riser out of the pipe but all it is doing is scraping out the riser rather than sticking into the riser and grabbing it. Any suggestions on how to get the broken riser out?

Thanks,
SCS

SinCitySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
Don't know it all, yet!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
Posts: 910
Default

Extracting a broken sprinkler riser?


What part are you trying to get out? Most sprinkler head tools go into a slot in the top, turn a 1/4 turn and catch on a lip to pull up on.

__________________
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If you wouldn't put your name on it, it ain't done right!
downunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Default

Extracting a broken sprinkler riser?


The threaded riser snapped off in the pipe. Home depot sold me a pipe extractor that is supposed to catch the inside of the pipe turn it counter-clockwise but all it is doing is scraping out the pipe and that will eventually leave me a smooth surface where the threads meet. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.
SinCitySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #4
Don't know it all, yet!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
Posts: 910
Default

Extracting a broken sprinkler riser?


Sounds like what mechanics call an "easy out." It bites into the broken pipe so you can turn it to the left and unscrew the broken piece out. It shouldn't damage the threads unless you are that far down and keep trying to get a bite and just wear all the pipe away. Try tapping the tool into the broken piece to get a little better bite. I know this will probably be difficult because the line will give under you a little but worth a try. It would probably help to put something under the supply line to support it.
__________________
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If you wouldn't put your name on it, it ain't done right!
downunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 03:51 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: port st lucie, florida
Posts: 418
Default

Extracting a broken sprinkler riser?


Quote:
Originally Posted by SinCitySteve View Post
The threaded riser snapped off in the pipe. Home depot sold me a pipe extractor that is supposed to catch the inside of the pipe turn it counter-clockwise but all it is doing is scraping out the pipe and that will eventually leave me a smooth surface where the threads meet. I hope I'm explaining this correctly.
Is the extractor bottoming out in the pipe. What size pipe is the broken rizer in ?? it may be hitting the bottom of the pipe and not letting the extractor catch the pipe. If the pipe is off the main line it is probly 1/2" or maybe it is the black pipe with fitting on the end?? which is 3/8" . The head that came out what size it is 2"-3"-4"- pop up" Can you see the broken piece ? If so a hack saw blade and saw on 1/2 side very carefull and than get a sharp piece and break out the borken piece. Try and not let the broken piece fall down in the pipe . Sound's like get shovel and cut off the elbow or tee and change ?
del schisler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
broken, riser, spinkler


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Locating underground lawn sprinkler pipes Thurman Electrical 8 06-30-2014 07:33 PM
Adding a few sprinkler heads to existing argh Landscaping & Lawn Care 9 08-03-2010 12:07 AM
Pond aerator and Sprinkler system hd82 Landscaping & Lawn Care 0 07-31-2010 07:46 PM
Making a patio from broken granit slabs need help BJLower Tiling, ceramics, marble 8 01-24-2010 11:18 AM
How to Look for Leaks in Sprinkler System herbolaryo Plumbing 8 06-05-2007 09:29 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.