Episode #118 | Original Air Date: August 12, 2020
Changing out a broken irrigation head is easy and can save you water and money.
Start by making sure you have a compatible replacement head. Turn off the water and carefully excavate around the broken head, keeping an eye out for buried pipes so you don’t cut a line!
Turn the sprinkler head counterclockwise to remove, being careful not to break the pipe. Keep debris out of the now-open pipe. Apply Teflon tape to the threads and screw on the replacement head. Check for leaks and adjust the spray pattern.
Refill the hole so that the top of the irrigation head sits no more than a half inch above the ground.
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