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How can I check quality of sprinkler blowouts?

We just had our sprinklers blown out, and are starting to suspect the quality of the work we got. Within 5 minutes of discovering that we had a blowout scheduled, our fee was charged and the guy ...
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Is it safe to use silicone spray on sprinkler heads that do not retract?

Is it helpful to use silicone spray on a sprinkler head that does not retract?
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Are there any issues with using an on ground sprinkler system with impact sprinklers?

I recently bought a home, and now I am tired of watering the lawn every day. I considered under ground sprinkler system but they are very expensive. I thought to do my own diy on the on ground ...
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How can stop my sprinklers from spraying the house after replacing house main?

Recently bought at 90+ year old house. While a plumber was going through our first punch list of issues, he replaced the main pressure regulator to stop both our toilets leaking. Then first time DIY ...
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Is it possible to use micro-sprinklers to irrigate the lawn?

While trying to solve the same problem I’ve inquired before — using shrub sprinkler heads in drip-irrigation system to water narrow side lawn — I am coming to realisation that even if pressure is ...
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How Do I Determine The Best Watering Schedule For My Lawn?

I just bought a new house and I want to program the irrigation system. I don't know anything about the lawn or the system because I just moved in. I want to know how often I should water the lawn, ...
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Simple DIY Sprinkler Sets: A bad idea?

My wife & I purchased a home in November in Los Angeles. There's a fully automated, underground sprinkler system in the front, but nothing in the back. The backyard is a bit of a mess. Not ...
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Dividing a sprinkler zone into two zones

I need to split an existing sprinkler zone into two zones. The issue I have is I cannot remove the valve that currently controls to flow. So, I want to have the system turn on both the original valve ...
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PC controlled irrigation system

I am investigating the use of a PC to control my yard irrigation system. The research that I've done has only revealed one system with the (unfortunate) name of Irritrol. Have you used your PC to ...
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Utility lines blocking off areas of my designed sprinkler system entirely, what to do?

So I'm starting the design of my Home Sprinkler system, and the first thing I do naturally is call the utility company and have them mark everything. The problem is, they've essentially "boxed off" a ...
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How can I attach three oscillating sprinklers to one hose?

Is there a way I can plug three oscillating sprinklers into one hose? I have a big backyard and I don't want to stand there and water it every morning. I have one sprinkler because I only have one ...
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Is it possible to connect a funny pipe to a polyethylene tube?

Title says it all. Is it possible to connect a funny pipe to a polyethylene tube? If so, what exactly do I need? Here in Southern California, I tried going to Home Depot and Lowes, but none of the ...
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What is the best way to automatically water my garden?

I am in the process of starting a small garden (6'x9'). My current sprinkler system doesn't do a great job of covering the area where I have placed the garden, so I would like to tap off of my ...
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What stops sprinkler heads from retracting?

I have a reticulation system in my lawn. Recently I replaced some of the sprinkler heads. But they don't always retract; ie when the water pressure is reduced or off they stick up above the lawn. The ...
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How do I landscape a sloping and flood-susceptible yard?

My wife and I just moved into a house in Arkansas a few months ago and have noticed a few drainage issues with the back yard, it has roughly a 5 to 10 degree slope (east to west) and is fenced in. The ...
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Is there any way to estimate the gallons per minute that a sprinkler system would use?

I am currently in the process of trying to determine the cost benefit of installing a well to be used on my sprinkler system. In order to do this cost analysis I need to know how much water will be ...
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Why can't I get reticulation to work in spring?

Spring has sprung and it's time to turn on my reticulation (bore). My retic worked back in May but now (October) I turn it on and no water comes out. I can hear the pump going but no water comes ...
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What options do I have for placing/installing a backflow preventer?

I'm installing a sprinkler system, and have to install a backflow preventer and pressure regulator at the start of the line. What I don't like about this is having random bits of plumbing sticking ...
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How do I go about planning the layout of a sprinkler network for my lawn?

There are several great questions and helpful guides on lawns and lawn-repair on this site. Since it's the lawn laying season now, I've started thinking about laying a sprinkler network prior to ...
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Sprinkler/irrigation system for new yard: DIY or hire a professional?

My backyard is essentially a wasteland; I plan on installing an irrigation system along with landscaping, hardscaping, shrubs, trees, retaining walls, etc. As far as I've been able to discern so far, ...
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How do I figure out where the dead-end is in a sprinkler system?

I bought a new home that has a small area of grass on the other side of my driveway that is not part of the main yard about 10x16 in size and it has 6 sprinklers along the boarder. I want to remove ...
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What are the differences between above and below ground irrigation?

Is there a major difference in effectiveness of delivery of water/nutrients through the use of above ground (sprinkler, flooding, etc) versus below ground (buried drip pipes) irrigation systems?
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How do I prevent critters from chewing my sprinkler system?

I have a lot of trees in my yard...and squirrels. I'm not 100% sure the squirrels are the critters doing the damage, but it seems the most likely. My neighbor says he's seen a possum in his yard ...
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How often/long should I water my lawn with new turf?

I have some new turf getting rolled within the next few days and have a few questions. How many days out of the week will I need to water until the turf is established? How many minutes per zone ...