House Calls with James Tully: Fixing a sprinkler

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“Here’s my main problem, and when I turn on the sprinkler, nothing comes out,” Letty, our homeowner, told us.

In addition to the sprinkler head missing, the lines are clogged up.

Our Handyman Paul Schramm has a new sprinkler head, and these come in all different shapes and sizes.

“You can get 180, 360, or adjustable, I’m just trying to keep it simple,” he said.  Get whatever is going to give you the coverage you need.

You'll need a plastic elbow to held direct where the water will spray.  Make sure it has threads so the new system can screw into it.

You’ll want to use primer before any adhesive..

“It’s just going to make sure it stays together.”

Prime both sides and then glue it.  And there actually is something called sprinkler glue.  Attach the sprinkler head, but remove the top portion.

Why?  Remember how we said this was clogged with debris?

That’s how you clear it out.

Put the top portion back on, and test it out.

Items you’ll need: Sprinkler head, plastic elbow, sprinkler primer and sprinkler glue.

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