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How to Replace a Sprinkler Head (with videos at the bottom of the page)

Sprinkler systems are amazing tools. They save us time, save our grass, and can even save water. But every once in a while there's something that has to be fixed.

Do you need to replace a sprinkler head in your sprinkler system? Don't worry. There are a few ways to do this fast, and easy.

The easiest way for you is to find a sprinkler expert near you. If you don't know how to replace it yourself, you risk doing damage to your home and property. Any repairs you try to do yourself are done at your own risk, but if you call a sprinkler technician to do it for you, they don't only know what they're doing, but they should also be licensed and insured, giving you an extra layer of protection.

Call Dr. Sprinkler at (801) 988-9671 to get your sprinkler heads replaced quickly by the professionals in Colorado Springs!


How Do I replace a Sprinkler Head Myself?

If you're interested in learning how to replace a sprinkler head yourself, just do so at your own risk. Dr. Sprinkler is not responsible for any damage you do to your own property attempting DIY fixes.

If you still want to learn how to replace a sprinkelr system, it's relatively simple. The first step is to recongize what type of sprinkler it is you're trying to replace. A pop-up sprinkler are little sprinklers that spray in a fan, and don't rotate or move at all. A rotor sprinkler is a slightly larger sprinkler that pops up and rotates smoothly on gears to spray in an arc. And finally, an impact sprinkler will have a hammer that goes back and forth, knocking the sprinkler in an arc.

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Once you've determined the type of sprinkler you need to replace, take the body of the sprinkler (the housing part that stays still at the bottom of a sprinkler, not the part that pops up and down), wiggle it around back and forth to compress the soil around the sprinkler, and then unscrew the sprinkler counterclockwise off of the fitting below (again by the housing, not the part that moves up and down). When this comes out of the ground, get a replacement sprinkler that has the same size fitting thread on the bottom. If the threaded hole on the bottom of the replacement sprinkler is different than the original, it won't fit into the same place.

If the sprinkler's fitting hole is the same size, simply put the new sprinkler in the same hole, and turn clockwise until the sprinkler is tight. From here, all you need to do is adjust the sprinkler! For more information, watch the videos below!

Video Resources:

How to Replace a Sprinkler Head

How to Adjust Rainbird Sprinkler Heads

How to Adjust Orbit Sprinkler Heads