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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, (tldr at bottom) I recently installed my own sprinkler system on bare land. Today I finished the connection, tested the valves and everything worked. Water came spewing out of each funny pipe. I installed the sprinkler heads, including 7 of the Hunter MP rotator nozzles on 2 zones (3 on...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We are on a well and are wanting to use a water tank with a pump to run our sprinklers. The yard is appx 9300 sq ft. We tried a 1/6 hp submersible pump and there was not enough pressure. We then bought a 1.5 hp high pressure pump but then found out we can't use it with a garden hose. Today we...
  3. Plumbing
    It wont come up. How do i change this out? I need step by step instructions and the right tools if you guys dont mind. :) I've never done any plumbing work before. I dont want to snap the pipe either. How do i accomplish that?
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I had my sprinklers blown out in the fall, now that the weather is nice it's time to get the sprinklers going. Except when I tried to open the valves on the backflow preventer (Febco 765), they won't budge! Here's a photo (sorry it's so blurry, I was crawling under the porch and supporting...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Our lawn is about 15,000 sq. ft. We have an irrigation system that runs every other morning. My husband monitored our water meter yesterday and determined that the system sprays about 72 cubic feet of water per application - he thought this sounded like a lot and wondered if we could possibly...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    For the first time this year (installed it myslef last year) I started my irrigation system. The system runs off my well along with the rest of the house with light amounts of silty water at most, but passes through the valves and heads with ease. Worked fine all last year of heavy every day...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm needing to move a few sprinkler heads in our yard and the landscapers used Blu-Lock supplies. Unfortunately, I can't figure out to save my life how to release the so-called "quick release" collar (go figure). I've pushed, pulled, twisted, hammered, plier-ed, and screamed at these things...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Back in May we finally got our yard sodded (new construction, had been dirt for the previous 6 months). Since then we've had quite a time trying to keep it looking nice between our dogs killing the grass (urine), some of the sod not rooting, and then some of it just dying off in huge chunks. I...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am about to redo my small (12' x 30') front yard landscape. A friend of mine who tends to be right about a lot of things says that drip irrigation systems are weak and problematic and I should just get regular sprinklers and simply use them efficiently.
  10. Carpentry
    In just the 6 weeks or so that we've had our sprinkler system running I can already see some obvious discoloration on our fence from where the sprinklers have hit it. So two questions. 1) How can we prevent it from getting worse? 2) Is there any way to fix what's already discolored?
  11. Electrical
    I have a GFCI outlet in my garage with just one thing plugged into it - my sprinkler system. Occassionally, after realizing my lawn seems to not be getting watered, I'll notice that the GFCI has been tripped (causing the sprinkler system to shut off). I don't know how often its happening...
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