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Old 06-02-2019, 08:17 PM   #1
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Lowering Sprinkler Heads


Hello everyone - looking for some advice as to the best methods for lowering
sprinkler heads.

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Re: Lowering Sprinkler Heads


Use a round point shovel and starting about 3-4 inches away....dig down, carefully, about 6-12 inches, all the way around. Dig so that you are at an angle getting nearer to the riser at the bottom. See if you can lift the entire circle up and out. If not, get a old knife and cut it in two pieces and lift it out.

What do you see: riser coming out of a tee or elbow or.......? Unscrew the riser and sprinkler in one piece and lift out. Do this carefully. Wipe soil away from fitting and cram a rag into it.

Now you can buy a shorter riser to your liking (maybe 3 inches shorter)...and away you go.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Lowering Sprinkler Heads


Attached is one of the sprinkler heads that is about 2-3 inches above the grass.
Would it be best to just push the arm down which would then lower the sprinkler head (not sure how the downward water flow would affect pressure off
of an arm/elbow), or should I attach flexible funny pipe or Polyethylene pipe
and run it in a downward slope in the direction of the red arrow and then create a new attachment for the sprinkler head using push in fittings.

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Use a round point shovel and starting about 3-4 inches away....dig down, carefully, about 6-12 inches, all the way around. Dig so that you are at an angle getting nearer to the riser at the bottom. See if you can lift the entire circle up and out. If not, get a old knife and cut it in two pieces and lift it out.

What do you see: riser coming out of a tee or elbow or.......? Unscrew the riser and sprinkler in one piece and lift out. Do this carefully. Wipe soil away from fitting and cram a rag into it.

Now you can buy a shorter riser to your liking (maybe 3 inches shorter)...and away you go.
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Re: Lowering Sprinkler Heads


Do you need to move it to change the coverage zone?
Is the pipe from the elbow to the housing flexible? (It doesn't look like it, but looks can be deceiving.)

If it is flexible, and you want to move it change the coverage area, replace the elbow with a straight connector. Or, dig around the tee, and see if you can rotate it so that the elbow is now at the bottom, and then rotate the elbow so it is pointing straight out. This will drop the sprinkler by about 3 inches so you can get it to ground level.

If you can't rotate it, and you don't want to buy a crimping tool, then buy some connectors and funny pipe and run it to where you want and to the depth you want, being careful not to kink it, and then bury it again.
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:07 PM   #5
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Turning the elbow down will probably result in a leak unless you can go another three-quarter turn clockwise(tighter). In my opinion, the easiest solution is to buy some funny pipe and use a length that will allow you to lower the head without changing the elbow coming off the tee. There should also be another elbow at the bottom of the sprinkler body.
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