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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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15 Apr 2020

3 Reasons Why You Need Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT)

It’s common to not trust a company when you think you can do the work on your own. When it comes to working on sprinklers, or sprinkler repair, a simple YouTube search will pull up hundreds of videos of how to do it yourself and avoid the hassle of making an outside hire to do work for you. Granted, you have to make some hard decisions. What is most cost effective? What will provide the least amount of headache? Who can I trust for expertise?

Those questions and more can be answered with Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT). Not only are we cost effective when it comes to money, we are also cost effective with your time. We recognize that it is a precious commodity, and by choosing us, you get your free time back. Choosing us also eliminates all headaches. We offer quality service with quality parts at an affordable price, so your heart and your wallet can rest easy with paying for parts you don’t know how to use. Trusting us is also the smarter choice, because we return positive reviews after virtually every job. We are upfront and honest in all our dealings with our most valuable client; you. Call us today to see for yourself, at (385) 226-5764.

Still don’t believe us though? Here are three more reasons why you should choose Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) to service your lawn and your sprinklers:

1. Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) Services Many Locations

Even if you’re not in Salt Lake City, Utah specifically, with Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) we cover much of the surrounding areas, including:

  • Holladay, UTSprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City UT) Sprinkler Irrigation
  • Kearns, UT
  • Magna, UT
  • Millcreek, UT
  • Murray, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • South Salt Lake City, UT
  • Taylorsville, UT
  • West Valley City, UT

2. We Offer First-rate Service

At Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) we have the slogan or motto of “We install the best, and repair the rest.” However, we do so much more than install or repair sprinklers. Scheduling an appointment with us will also provide you with our other service options. We specialize in sprinkler head repair, sprinkler installation, sprinkler winterizing, sprinkler system repair, fixing damaged sprinkler heads, moving sprinkler heads, fixing faulty timers, and everything in between. On top of those services, you can also rest easy knowing that we only use the best quality parts with installs or repairs, such as Rainbird, Toro, and Orbit sprinklers, sprinkler heads, and timers. One call is all you need to experience better service and value, at (385) 226-5764.

3. At Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT), We Do Things Right The First Time

We don’t believe in sub-par work, and we know that you don’t either. That is why with any job, during any time of year, we only offer our best work for you. We care about positive customer service and experience, so we can help you not only once, but for years to come. Our reviews also speak for themselves:

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So what do you have to lose? Ask yourself a better question: what do you have to gain? By choosing Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) the answer is everything. Call us today at (385) 226-5764, to save money, headaches, and most importantly time. We work hard so you don’t have to.

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01 Apr 2020

DIY or hire service? At Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) the answer is clear

Believe it or not, you’ve got a big choice coming up soon. With the changing seasons, you’ve got to decide whether or not to work on your lawn and your lawn sprinkler system all by yourself, or hire some company to do the work for you. What do you choose? What are the pros and cons? Who do you trust — yourself or some company you found off of a review site? At Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) you could get all those answers by giving us a call at (385) 226-5764, or we could just make it helpful for you down below.

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One of the pros, and unfortunately the cons to the DIY approach with your sprinkler system, is that the work is all on you. To the untrained individual, the DIY approach would seem daunting, with a laundry list of potential points of error or mistake. You can utilize Google and YouTube all you want, but still, you can be left with major question marks instead of answers.

For starters, did you know that there are a lot of tips to care for your lawn in any season? This article outlines some general tips and tricks for all times of year. Even when you feel like there’s nothing you need to do for your lawn or your sprinklers, there probably is.

Beyond those things, here are some recommendations from Salt Lake City’s Governmental offices on how to keep your lawn sustainable and healthy that you wouldn’t want to miss.

The bottom line with doing it yourself, is that there is a lot on your shoulders. You may need to repair your entire sprinkler system, which is too much to do in too little time.

Hiring Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) 

At Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) we understand how precious and valuable your time is. We know that with the time you’re working on your lawn or repairing your sprinkler system, you’d rather be with your family, friends, or doing something else you love or are passionate about. But there are some risks with trusting a company to do work on your lawn and sprinkler system.

Most people simply have trust issues with an outside job force. We’ll just let our reviews speak for themselves though:

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We’ve built a reputation of trust in the workplace by delivering exceptional sprinkler and lawn care service at an affordable price, all while using the best quality parts and workmanship. So believe us when we give you our guarantee of installing the best and repairing the rest!

Simply put, you do you; but at the end of day, you should also know that Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) are masters of a craft. We specialize in sprinkler head repair, sprinkler installation, sprinkler winterizing, sprinkler system repair, fixing damaged sprinkler heads, moving sprinkler heads, fixing faulty timers, and everything in between.

Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) is just a call away, at (385) 226-5764. Schedule an appointment today, and get your free time back where it belongs — with you doing what you love! Sprinkler Master Repair (Salt Lake City, UT) logo

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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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