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rickeyd

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Monday, April 30th 2012, 5:23pm

New sprinkler head leaking like old one.

I have put a new sprinkler head on. It leakes like the old one. When I unswrew the head off there is a costant drip.Looking for help. thanks Rick

mrfixit

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Monday, April 30th 2012, 6:44pm

Rick the problem isn't the sprinkler it's the valve. Water can't get to that sprinkler unless it gets past that valve.

Find the valve, take the bonnet off, inspect the diaphragm. There's a good chance there's debris stuck in the seat of the diaphragm. You may need to replace it.
Also look at the seat itself and see if it's pitted. Sometimes you can sand that out with some fine grit sand paper.

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