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Landscape sprinkler system plumbing can be confusing. When problems occur and you dig up the system, sometimes all the pipes running to and fro can result in frustration when fixes are attempted. Whether you have PVC or black poly pipe in the ground, here are some simple fixes that you might want to tackle on your own.
Broken pipes: If your piping is made of PVC, it is prone to breakage. You will know something is wrong when you see water bubbling up in your lawn when you pressurize your sprinkling system. Turn off the water and dig up the area surrounding the leak. Expose the pipe at least 12 inches past each end of the break. Cut the broken pipe out with a hacksaw or PVC pipe cutter. Clean the ends of the remaining pipe and make sure the ends are free of debris. Splice a new piece of PVC using pressure couplers or a specialized quick-fix device. If there is enough flex in the remaining pipe, you can use two slip-couplers, glue, and a length of pipe to splice into the line. Don’t forget the primer!
Sprinkler head replacement: You will know that it is time to replace your sprinkler head or repair it when it simply does not work any longer. Turn off the water supply and examine the head. First check the nozzle and make sure there are no clogs. If there are, use a small wire to clear the clog. If that does not work, remove the nozzle and clear it out. Also, remove the screen filter located behind the nozzle and clean that thoroughly. If cleaning the nozzle does not work, dig up the area surrounding the head. Unscrew it from the sprinkler line. If it is damaged, replace it with a new one that is the same size. It may be possible to use the nozzle from the used head in the new one, if you desire. Be sure to seat the new head onto the threaded pipe coupler attached to the sprinkler line. Bury the head and replace the sod.
Any problems you have that are more severe than these, you may need to contact an expert in plumbing repair in Sacramento to diagnose and fix the problem.
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