How to Move a Sprinkler Head

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Step 1

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Measure out the distance and pathway to where you are going to move your sprinkler to insure you know the amount of pipe you will need.

Step 2

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Dig out a path way from were the sprinkler head currently resides to were you will be moving it. Make sure to give your self plenty of room to work with.

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Determine the kind of pipe and fittings are being used so you can match them.

Step 4

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Remove the sprinkler head. Usually this is accomplished by simply twisting the head in counter clockwise direction.

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Remove the fitting with a pair of pliers or with your hands. If you are careful it should be reusable.

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If you have flex pipe cut the end where it flairs approximately 1-inch from the opening.

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Connect a couplet and the end of the pipe.

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Connect the new pipe to the other end of the coupler.

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Measure pipe to where you are moving the sprinkler head and cut the pipe to length.

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Insert fitting.

Step 11

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Connect the sprinkler head to the fitting.

Step 12

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Place sprinkler and cover with dirt about half way. Next, ensure the sprinkler head is level, ensuring the most efficient spray arc from your sprinkler.

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Pack in dirt around the sprinkler to avoid the movement.

Step 14

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Fill rest of the way and replace sod.