How to replace a lawn sprinkler

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The five steps to replacing a lawn sprinkler

How to fix broken lawn sprinklers?

Repairing or replacing lawn sprinklers is a frequently asked question. So how do you repair or replace a lawn sprinkler?

Tools Required

1 sharp edge spade, 1 garden trowel, 1 sprinkler riser extractor.

Materials Required (for each sprinkler replacement)

1 Toro or Rain Bird lawn sprinkler body, 1 Toro or Rainbird lawn jet, 1 Toro or Rainbird lawn sprinkler filter, 1 poly Stubby riser 1 roll of thread tape.

How To Remove Lawn Sprinklers

  1. Using the sharp edge spade remove a 300mm x 300mm x 300mm section of lawn around the sprinklers to be replaced
  2. Unscrew the entire sprinkler by turning anti-clockwise
  3. Use the sprinkler riser extractor to remove the riser form the PVC pipe threaded socket.

How To Install Lawn Sprinklers

  1. Apply two layers of thread tape to either end of the stubby riser.
  2. Screw-in the stubby riser to the PVC pipe threaded socket
  3. Screw on sprinkler body to the stubby riser.
  4. Turn the system on and flush out for 30 Seconds
  5. Lift up sprinkler by the red flush top, unscrew thecred flush top and screw on the new lawn jet
  6. Re-test sprinkler and make any angle adjustments by turning the sprinkler to meet desired areas to be watered.
  7. Re-enstate the turf section and water in well.

For details on the types of lawn sprinklers used here at sprinkler fixers, visit rainbird.com.au or toro.com.au 

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