How to Repair a Shrub Sprinkler Head
Whenever you have a shrub sprinkler, you will find that every so often, you may need to know how to repair it. Problems with these types of sprinklers are far and few between, but it is always a good idea to be prepared and know the different things to look for so that you will know how to fix anything that may go wrong with it. The sooner that you are able to fix any of these problems, the better off your sprinkler will be and the longer it will last you.
1. Sprinkler Head Not Coming Up
If the head of your shrub sprinkler is not coming up, then there are a few different things that you can do to try to fix this problem. The first thing that you should try is looking to see if there is enough water pressure. There should be a good amount of pressure that goes from the zone master. The zone valves may not be completely open. Typically, you will just need to split the zone in two to fix this problem. Another cause of this problem could be that the flow control on your zone valve is not completely open. If you suspect this is the case, then you should simply turn it counterclockwise. There may also be debris that is in the way of the sprinkler riser and your riser seal. You will simply need to get out a rag and clean the area until it is clear of all debris.
2. Sprinkler Head Sticks Up After Watering
If the head of your shrub sprinkler sticks up even after it is finished watering, then there aren’t very many options that you will have that do not include completely replacing your sprinkler. For instance, the riser or the seal of the riser could be damaged, if this is the case, then you will need to replace the sprinkler. If the retraction spring on your sprinkler is damaged, this will also result in you having to completely replace the sprinkler. However, if the radius adjustment screw is not turned on, then you will simply need to open it up by turning it counterclockwise. If there is debris in the nozzle, then simply get a rag out and remove it.
3. Water Doesn’t Spray
If you find that the water does not spray out of the nozzle, then you may find that the actual filter inside of your shrub sprinkler is clogged. If this is the case, then you will need to clean the screen. This is something that you will need to do with water and your hand.
If there is water that is flooding from your shrub sprinkler, then this could mean that there is a missing nozzle. You will simply need to purchase a new nozzle and install it. This could also mean that the head of your shrub sprinkler is missing or is faulty. If this is the case, then you will need to completely replace your sprinkler.