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Fixing Tips for Lawn Sprinklers

Landscape CharlestonProperly functioning lawn sprinkler systems is the best way to take care of your yard. If you have been taking care of your yard for quite some time now, you would know how dependable lawn irrigation can be. You can always rely on automatic lawn sprinklers to water your lawn even when you’re not around. But how do you keep up when you suddenly find your lawn sprinkler broken?

Here are some useful tips to help you fix your lawn sprinklers.

Lawn Sprinkler Repair Tips

  1. Changing a Lawn Sprinkler Head

Damaged lawn irrigation or sprinkler heads are very easy to determine and are the common repairs. You just have to look for fractured or damaged plastic case on the heads, also, heads that do not turn up or water that sprays everywhere. The most common part of broken sprinklers is the head which is usually set too high or run over by the lawnmower.

What you can do to change your lawn sprinkler head is to dig around the lawn sprinkler head to reveal the riser. Loosen the damaged lawn sprinkler head from the riser. Mount the brand-new head, turning it tightly with your hands.

To alter a busted head, switch off the system as well as dig a 2-ft.- size opening around the head. Utilizing a square shovel, cut the turf right into easy-to-remove items. Establish the turf on a tarpaulin so you could establish it back right into a location at the end of the task.

Dig to the “riser” (the upright pipeline that branches off the major line) which is linked to the lawn sprinkler head. Dig with a light touch to stay clear of harming the plastic water line, which is 8 to 12 inches underground.

Transform the head counterclockwise to eliminate it from the riser. While the head is off, make sure not to splash dust right into the riser.  You can then affix the brand-new lawn sprinkler head by positioning it on the riser and also turning it tightly. Do not utilize Teflon tape or joint substance on the riser strings.

  1. Reset The Spray Pattern

When placing on a brand-new lawn sprinkler head or making use of the exact same head after cleansing, you might have to readjust it to sprinkle a particular location. There are several ways to reset the spray pattern on your sprinkler:

  • You could change some head kinds by transforming a port on top with a screwdriver.
  • Others call for a unique trick that you place right on the head and also turn.
  • Some heads likewise permit you to change the spray pattern by transforming a little screw situated beside the nozzle.
  1. Looking For Reduced Voltage

Your lawn irrigation system is split right into a collection of areas. Each area has actually an electrically triggered shutoff that manages the moving towards an assigned location.

Usually, if you have an area that’s not activating, you have electric trouble. To resolve the issue, see to it the area cables are securely affixed to the terminals in the controller, the transformer is connected in, as well as the breaker at the primary panel gets on.

Next off, check for voltage to the nonworking area with the use of a multimeter. Activate the nonworking area at the controller. Transform the multimeter dial to voltage as well as location one lead on the typical terminal.

If you need help with in fixing or replacing your lawn sprinklers, you can call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC to provide you with exceptional and budget-friendly service


Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419