How to Fix Sprinkler Systems
A well-designed and programmed sprinkler system is the ideal way to keep your lawn watered and green, especially useful for large lawns, and you get more benefits from it, such as – the right amount of water will transport to your whole yard without moving the sprinkler; fixing it can be done by yourself, so you can cut cost, since pipes are made of plastic and the electrical lines are low voltage.
The operational set up of a sprinkler system is simple such that a controller device signals the start of watering the lawn through an electrical process by way of using the electrical wiring which is attached to control valves in the control valve box and, once the control valves open, water is sent through the underground water line, causing the sprinkler heads to pop up and spray.
Sprinkler heads are broken because the heads are set up too high, such that they are either run over by vehicles or hit by lawn mowers; therefore, when a sprinkler head is broken, the best solution is to replace it with a new one, but see to it that the new replacement must be of the same type head. A broken sprinkler head is easily recognized by inspecting it and looking for cracked or broken plastic casing on the head, such that the head won’t pop up and water gushes out wildly or not at all. As soon as you have bought a new sprinkler head, to fix the broken head is done by digging around the sprinkler head to expose the riser, then unscrew the broken sprinkler head and install the new head tightly with your hands.
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The best way to fix a sprinkler head that is not working is to clean the sprinkler head and reset by installing back the same head or a new one. Dirt can enter inside the sprinkler head, causing the head to clog up and when it’s clogged up, there will likely be less water or no water at all that will come out from the sprinkler head; therefore, to clean the head, dig it out and detach from the riser. The detached sprinkler head should be brought into a canister so that when you disassemble it, all parts are contained in the canister safely, then do the process of removing each part of the head in this manner – remove the plastic screen basket, which is the head filter and found at the base of the head, and rinse the basket filter in a bucket of clean water, washing the debris; then clean the rest of the sprinkler head by rinsing it with water. When you have thoroughly cleaned and assembled back the parts of the sprinkler head, replace the head on the riser and, if still no water goes out, it’s time to replace the sprinkler head with a new one.The Art of Mastering Systems