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27 Apr 2020

How to Fix a Pop-Up Sprinkler with Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT)

At Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) we pride ourselves in the ability to install, repair, and fix any type of sprinkler. However, we also are here to educate and help you feel the same pride in being able to repair your own sprinkler system. One call is all it would take for you receive our undivided attention and help, at (385) 226-5764. We’ll be helping you specifically with one of the more common sprinklers out there today; the pop-up sprinkler.

About the Pop-Up Sprinkler Head:

A pop-up sprinkler head is a sprinkler head that pops up out of the ground. It connects to the pipe by a nipple, or a 90 degree funny pipe that connects under the sprinkler head. The sprinkler head uses the water pressure to push up the center shaft, which then connects to the nozzle that sprays water. A Pop-up sprinkler head also has a rubber seal and a spring that helps slide the center shaft up and down. The nozzle on top can spray a radius from 0° to 360°, depending on the type of nozzle. Nozzles can either constantly spray a fan of water, or spray in small streams that slowly rotate. A pop-up sprinkler head is usually attached to a lateral line and can connect on the side if it’s a longer head.

Watch this video to learn more about the Pop-Up Sprinkler components, and this video for an overview of the Pop-Up Sprinkler.

Parts that make up the Pop-Up Sprinkler:Sprinkler Master Repair Pop-up Sprinkler

Quality parts go into most Pop-up Sprinklers, including:

  • Rainbird
  • Hunter
  • Orbit
  • Toro
  • Nozzles
  • Rubber seals
  • Springs
  • Top screw covers
  • Extensions
  • 90 degree funny pipe
  • Dual orifice/Dual Spray
  • MP Rotator
  • MP 1000-3000
  • Adjustable nozzle
  • Rotary R-Vans
  • He-Van(finger Streams)
  • Van-Adjustable
  • Side strip nozzles
  • Center strip nozzle
  • End strip
  • Quarter, Half, Full, High Efficiency
  • Arc
  • Bubbler
  • 4,6,8,10,12,15,18,20 and 30 feet filters

Pro and Cons of the Pop-Up Sprinkler:

Pop-up sprinkler heads can be raised or lowered easily and are also relatively cheap. They are versatile and can connect to most pipe fixtures. The nozzles can also be turned on and off if they have a filter, and the sprinkler heads themselves are installed underground. The heads require semi-frequent adjustment, only occasionally needing to be tended to.

Common Problems:

Pop-up sprinklers get broken easily from being stepped on, ran over, or worn down due to weathering. They can also clog anywhere from the line that feeds them up to the nozzle they spray out of. If a sprinkler constantly leaks it is the sprinkler valve that feeds the head that is the issue. The nipple or 90 degree funny pipe that connects the sprinkler head to the pipe can easily break or crack. Pressure can also be low from too many heads on one line, or valve.

How to Diagnosis Problems:

A call and visit from Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) would mitigate the problems you have with your pop-up sprinkler. Call us today at (385) 226-5764 to see if we can help you with any of the following problems, or if you need more help to find solutions:

  • The nozzle is either broken or clogged if a sprinkler head is not spraying correctly.
  • The sprinkler head stays up after watering; this means the rubber seal on the top of the sprinkler is going out.
  • If water is coming up from underneath the sprinkler, the connection is probably broken. When no or little water is coming out, there is a clog anywhere from the feed line to the head.
  • If a sprinkler is above the grass/dirt line before turning on, it is too high and must be lowered. Consequently, if the sprinkler head is too low while turning on, it needs to be raised higher.
  • If pressure across all heads are low check the flow control on the valve. If they are still low, consider replacing nozzles with low pressure nozzles, taking heads off, then adding them to another line, or adding a new valve.

How to Install or Repair:

There are certainly a lot of things that can go wrong with your sprinklers. Here are a few suggestions to potential problems:

  • Your nozzle and filter underneath may need to be replaced if a nozzle is broken or clogged. Simply unscrew the nozzle/filter, and screw a new one in.
  • If the sprinkler head is staying up after watering, the top of the head, or the entire head may need to be replaced, as they are usually the same price. If water is coming up from under the head, dig a circle of dirt out from around the head, use a nipple extractor to unscrew the broken nipple if possible. However, when that may not a possibility, cut the fitting out of the pipe and put a new one in. Blow out any debris by turning the valve on and then screw a new nipple and head on.
  • Your sprinkler head may be clogged. As that happens, try unscrewing the nozzle first to see if debris comes out. If debris does come out, unscrew the whole head, but if no debris comes out, the pipe controlling the head may be clogged and needs to be blown out. If you are having trouble unclogging a system, try hooking a hose to the head, undoing the fitting right before the valve, and back-blowing it out.
  • A sprinkler head may be too low. Simply unscrew the head and either unscrew the nipple its attached to. If the head is connected to a funny pipe, add a nipple extender or lift the pipe. Your sprinkler head may be too high and you’ll need to unscrew the head and either unscrew the nipple its attached to, reattach a lower one, or connect the head to a funny pipe and move it so it can go lower than the feed pipe (if not already attach to funny pipe).
  • If pressure across all heads are low, check the flow control on the valve. If they are still low, replace nozzles with low pressure nozzles, taking heads off, then adding them to another line, or adding a new valve.

Additional Tips and Tricks:

Try unscrewing a clogged nozzle and blowing out the debris using a small screwdriver. If you have a filter underneath the head or nozzle, screw the center of the nozzle and you can turn it on or off. Some repairs will require special tools.

With any other issues, know that you can call Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) to install or repair any sprinkler need you may have. One call at (385) 226-5764 is all you’ll need to understand the Sprinkler Master difference. We offer exceptional service, all while using quality parts at an affordable price. Don’t delay, call us today!

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24 Aug 2016
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How To Save On The Water Bill By Saving Water!

A lawn sprinkler system makes life much easier and saves us time. A sprinkler system cuts back on the use of water by watering more effectively. However, a broken sprinkler system can waste over 4’000 gallons of water a month. Most sprinkler problems go unnoticed because they run at night and go unseen. Common problems with a lawn sprinkler system is that they are not rising above the grass (not popping up all the way) as well as broken tops and broken pipes below the ground. Sprinklers that do not cover correctly wastewater and can causing lasting damage. Call Sprinkler Master Repair today!

Common problems of sprinklers wasting water:

  • Broken Sprinkler Head
  • Broken or cracked sprinkler pipes
  • Over watering from timer
  • Sunken tilted sprinklers heads
  • Wrong spray pattern
  • Mixed sprinkler heads
  • Sprinkler needs minor adjustment
  • Sprinkler valve or zone won’t turn off

Schedule a Free Water Check here with the state

www.slowtheflow.org/index.php/forms/free-water-check
www.cwel.usu.edu/watercheck

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07 Jun 2016

The Grass is Green Even On the “Other Side”

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When the sun was blazing and grass was drying up, a touching story was shared by Roger Reissig via Facebook. It was of true love and adoration, a knowledge that love still continues after this life. Evidenced by Mr. Reissig’s sacrifice to go out and water his wife’s grave twice daily for the last year.

Originally on Facebook, the story soon went viral.

Roger gives an account of the awe- inspiring daily routine of his father, a true sprinkler man. What might seem an ordinary task to him, is really an extraordinary act of devotion.

“It’s been over a year now since Mom left us to go to her Heavenly home. Dad goes out to the grave to visit her twice a day. He has a routine where he clips some roses from his rose garden at home and delivers them to Mom. Then he hooks up a hose and waters her grass twice daily. With the recent drought, and hers being one of only graves getting watered, you can see that Moms stands out from the rest and is very beautiful.” – Roger writes on Facebook.

Roger Reissig June Blog Post

One scorching summer day while at his wife’s’ grave Mr. Reissig noticed a lady near by with tears in her eyes. He quickly went and offered some words of comfort. He learned that the grave she knelt at held her brother, a SSGT in the US Air Force, who had been taken several years before. After this run in with the family of the soldier, Mr. Reissig, the true sprinkler man, took it upon himself to water the grave of this veteran, everyday as well as his wife’s.

This is just one story of a remarkable man who decided to do something as simple as watering a grave to honor veterans, and loved ones. Though it can be hard to let go, we can always have that love that continues on after this life.

God’s love fills the immensity of space; therefore, there is no shortage of love in the universe, only in our willingness to do what is needed to feel it. To do this, Jesus explained we must “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, … soul, … strength, and … mind; and thy neighbour as thyself” (Luke 10:27).  -From Author of Other side of Heaven

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Our Goal at Sprinkler Master Repair is to make it so you can spend time with loved ones, and enjoying the things you love. If your sprinklers need to be fixed contact us here.

To learn more about life after death visit www.mormon.org

20 Jan 2016

How to fix Sprinkler Head

Replacing Broken Sprinkler Heads

It’s easy to run over a sprinkler head with a lawn mower or set sprinkler water pressure too high, which makes broken sprinkler heads a common source of irrigation frustration. If your sprinkler heads have broken casings, won’t pop up all the way, and/or have inconsistent or nonexistent spray patterns, you may need to replace them.

When looking for replacement sprinkler heads, it is important to match the brand of the sprinkler system you have installed. For instance, Dr. Sprinkler Repair works exclusively with Rain Bird products for installations, so any replacement parts our expert sprinkler technicians purchase will be Rain Bird products as well. Purchasing the same brand as the original parts allows for a seamless transition to a working lawn irrigation system.

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Prior to replacing a sprinkler head, be sure to shut off the water sprinkler system. Next, dig a hole (approximately two feet in diameter) around the broken sprinkler head. Make sure to save the dirt in order to fill in the hole later! Be careful not to damage the irrigation sprinkler pipes, as that will require a much bigger fix. Dig down 8 to 12 inches to the base of the sprinkler’s vertical pipe, also known as the “riser,” in order to expose all of the pieces that will be replaced.

Carefully twist the old sprinkler head in a counterclockwise fashion to remove it from the vertical pipe, so that you don’t get soil in the pipe (this could cause a blockage in the water line and potentially damage the new sprinkler head). If the years of use have caused the sprinkler head to become stuck in place, a wrench may be needed to loosen it. Hold the riser in place while using a wrench to avoid tearing the rest of the irrigation pipes out of place.

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Install the new sprinkler head by twisting it into place with a clockwise motion (no need for a wrench – hand-tight will be just fine). Set the spray pattern according to the directions that accompanied the purchase of the new sprinkler head, then replace the sod that you removed from the hole previously.

Repairing a Defective Sprinkler Zone

Lawn irrigation systems are organized into several zones – this acts as a failsafe of sorts for your system. If one zone becomes defective, the whole system is not necessarily compromised, which can save you a lot of time and money. Each zone has its own electrical valves for the sprinkler heads in that area, so if an individual zone is not working, that is a good place to start looking for the source of the problem.

Check all wiring in the zone for stable and secure connections. Next, check to see that the transformer is plugged in and working. Then look at the circuit breaker to be sure that the main panel is on and working. If none of those appear to be malfunctioning, it may be best to test the voltage to the sprinkler zone using a multimeter, a device available at most local hardware stores and home centers.

 

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