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Old 04-08-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
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Sprinkler head help


Hi all, attached is a picture of a pipe that was not capped properly and if I put the timer on a certain zone, water obviously starts gushing out of it. My temporary solution was just to skip the zone and it has been fine but I was thinking about putting a head there but have no clue what I’m doing lol.

Is there another piece of pipe I should be looking for that would normally connect to this or could I just install a head on this pipe and be set? Sorry for the stupid question, I am trying to learn as I go here.

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Dig back until you find from where the broken piece originates. Is it threaded or glued into the origin. Was there a broken sprinkler head anywhere ?
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Tons of videos to watch on that.
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Yes I’ve seen there’s a bunch of videos but I didn’t know if it was that simple but I’ll give that a shot. Thanks again
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So is there 3 or more sprinkler heads on that zone, and one is just plain missing?

Yes, you can add replace the sprinkler head. What size is the line? What I have seen is that they normally run a line of 1" inside diameter "funny pipe" from the valve, along the zone and then take off 3 or more perhaps 2' long pieces of smaller tube (maybe about 5/8" ID) to each sprinkler head (easier to bend the hose).

You will likely need to find a landscape supply place for the components. The sizes of the tube are not the same as what the hose barb fittings you find at the home depot plumbing department stocks for hose. (But you HD might have a good landscape department.)
Don't buy cheap sprinkler heads. As you have probably figured out, these things have a certain amount of maintenance. Unless you enjoy digging in the dirt (mud), buy a good head that may have less maintenance.

Also, before you connect the head, run the zone for a few minutes to flush out any dirt that got into the hose. Actually, cap it now so that no more dirt gets in there.

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Thanks for the help. It’s a 3/4in pipe so would I just need an elbow that fits and then the actual sprinkler head to screw into it?
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Also what are decent brands for sprinkler heads? Thanks
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Just replace it with the same brand that you have in the rest of the yard.
Take the pic of the broken pipe and the name of the sprinkler head to HD or Lowe's and they should be able to help you out.
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Thanks for the help. Itís a 3/4in pipe so would I just need an elbow that fits and then the actual sprinkler head to screw into it?
You can do it that way but the better way to do it is to put a short piece of flexible hose between the hard pipe and the sprinkler head. That makes it much less likely to have a problem in the future.
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