HOW TO RAISE A SPRINKLER HEAD



In this step-by-step tutorial learn how to quickly and easily raise a sprinkler head that has sunk too low in your yard.

Step 1


Dig up around sprinkler
Dig up around sprinkler
Dig around the sprinkler head 1-3 inches deep to give yourself room to work.

Step 2


Remove surrounding soil
Remove surrounding soil
Gently lift grass and remove dirt around sprinkler head.  A small trowel may be necessary for this.

Step 3


Determine height adjustment needed
Determine height adjustment needed
Measure how high you need to raise the sprinkler head so that it is flush with ground. You can use your shovel handle as a guide .

Step 4


Clean around sprinkler
Clean around sprinkler
Dig out any dirt around the sprinkler head.

Step 5


Lift sprinkler
Lift sprinkler
If you have a flexible riser, using your hands, gently lift and work the sprinkler head up.  Do not use a shovel as you may damage the sprinkler head or riser.

Step 6


Determine if riser is necessary
Determine if riser is necessary
If you are using a rigid riser, measure the riser below the head.  Cut off risers work for almost any required height adjustment.

Step 7


Fill in dirt
Fill in dirt
Fill and pack the dirt surrounding the sprinkler head, paying attention to the dirt below the sprinkler to ensure it is level and high enough.

Step 8


Replace grass
Replace grass
Replace the dirt and grass around the sprinkler, making sure to pack the remaining dirt  around the sprinkler.


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