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Is it helpful to use silicone spray on a sprinkler head that does not retract?

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Yes, it is safe if you do not spray into the water pipe. If you clean the dirt/debris out of all of the parts and spray only where needed there won't be any ill effects.

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  • Silicon is actually good for plants. Don't know if the rest of the spray is toxic... – stormy May 26 '14 at 20:36
  • @stormy it is usually a wd40 base. – J. Musser May 27 '14 at 9:56
  • I'd never spray it on plants...use silicone spray on my tools as I was told that wd40 actually attracts water. wd40 works great for fishing...it removes human smells from fish hooks/lines. But I've heard it isn't legal, pollution I am sure... – stormy May 27 '14 at 17:11
  • @stormy why would someone spray silicone on their plants anyway? – J. Musser May 28 '14 at 3:36
  • Grin...no, spraying silicon isn't at all what I meant. But it gives plants, I've read in Shane Smith's Greenhouse Gardening, more hardiness...vague I know. He said to get horsetail, Equisetum, dry them, powder them and add to soil. I never made the connection to silicon spray until I read this question and just commented without thinking...I am sorry! Thanks for calling me on it... – stormy May 28 '14 at 17:09

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