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Category: Sprinkler Systems
PVC-Lock isn’t just great for installing an underground sprinkler system, it’s also the perfect weapon for the inevitable repair. Come springtime, many home owners will see a broken pipe or two. Maybe the system wasn’t blown out properly or extra water got in there somewhere and froze, bursting the pipe. Repairing these types of breaks used to be a muddy mess, lots of digging, waiting for the mess to dry before you could repair with toxic glue and primer. With PVC-Lock you can now have these repairs done literally in … Read More
As we approach the spring season, many homeowners are already thinking of sprinkler systems. If you’re someone who’s just moved into a new home and needs to put in an underground sprinkler system, or if you’re someone that just has repairs to make, Orbit’s free Online Sprinkler System Designer is the perfect tool to help you get started.
We get a lot of calls every spring from customers using our tool. While customers are very satisfied, we have some tips and suggestions that will make the experience even better!
One recommendation—and this … Read More
So it’s July, for many the hottest month of the year, and you’ve got a broken spray nozzle. You go into the local hardware store to get a new one and you’re greeted with dozens of options. We understand that all these choices can be confusing, so let’s run down the different types of nozzles you’re likely to see and make you a nozzle expert!
There are really three things you need to know when going in to purchase a new spray nozzle: 1) spray distance, 2) pattern and 3) threading. … Read More
Orbit has sponsored the sprinkler system, landscape lighting, and temperature control (thermostats) of a home in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Remember back on May 21 of this year, we added a post about a hands-on installation that our team performed?? Well, this is it. The sprinkler system went in with ease (thanks to PVC-Lock and Eco-Lock), the landscape lighting is beautiful, and the thermostat isn’t just a box that controls temperature, it’s masterpiece in style and function.
The house is ready for touring. The yard is landscaped with sod and beautiful … Read More
This last weekend, my family and I visited our beautiful lakeside cabin to do a little maintenance and get some R&R. Because the cabin is located in mountainous valley of higher elevation, summer tends to break a bit later there. Even in mid-June we were still getting night-time temperatures in the high 40’s and the days were in the low 70’s. So while this may not translate perfectly into what much of the rest of the country is experiencing, we still did have to do some lawn maintenance and thought … Read More
We’re constantly getting ideas for new products. Each comes from a specific problem a customer is having and, when we can’t solve with our existing product line, we go to the drawing board. Here are ten Orbit products you didn’t know you wanted.
The Orbit Emergency Tool is smart to have around in case of a earthquake, fire, water main break or other natural disasters. When precious seconds count, you want a tool that will stand out, day or night. This tool is made in high visibility yellow plastic that is … Read More
This past week a group of Orbit employees got the chance to experiment with some of our products in the real world. These were employees who don’t work in the field doing installs of sprinklers, but they volunteered for the opportunity knowing it could generate some out-of-the-box thinking and get people’s minds going in new directions.
Orbit is sponsoring the sprinkler system, landscape lighting and thermostats in a soon-to-be-featured new home in the Utah Parade of Homes. We wanted to specifically highlight the ease of Orbit’s Eco-Lock and PVC-Lock products, to … Read More
Sometimes your PVC pipe is in need fixing. Sometimes that’s because of freeze damage or damage from lawn equipment. It could come from ground shifting or old age. Maybe you’re changing the landscape around or adding a new line into your pipes. Whatever the cause, there’s a hard way and an easy way.
You’re probably familiar with the hard way of doing it. You have to dig several feet back from the broken PVC pipe so you can get enough flex to lift up the pipe and stick on a coupling. … Read More
A couple days ago I was talking with a friend who moved into a new house late last year and will be putting a sprinkler system in over the next month. He’s gotten a landscape architect to come up with a plan and now it’s down to designing the sprinklers around that. He raised a question that we get frequently enough that we figured a short post would be helpful.
His yard plan calls for shade trees to be planted at various spots and, for the next few years at least, … Read More
A few years ago, I noticed some of my valves weren’t turning on. All these valves were in one sprinkler box and I could soon tell the problem was with the wiring. The wire for this particular valve box started at the valves, snaked its way through a rock retaining wall and under a deck (filled with creep-crawlies) and then under a rock walkway before being buried in a few inches of dirt and entering the garage where it was joined with timer. Needless to say, repairing it wasn’t a … Read More