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Monday, September 17th 2012, 3:03pm

Coming in to previously installed systems

Hi all, We have been at our current place for a year now and just realized that there was previously an irrigation system installed. I am new and pretty ignorant when it comes to irrigation. I have been able to locate only one sprinkler head. Any advice on where to start to get this system up and running? Thanks


Supreme Member

Posts: 309

Location: Northern New Jersey


Friday, October 26th 2012, 8:15am

Where are you located?

Find your controller, valves. Find your water valves and turn them on.

Get a manual for your controller.

Go to and search for DIY installation. It will tell you the basics of a system.

Sprinkler Buddy

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Posts: 31

Location: Florida


Monday, October 29th 2012, 2:26pm

If the system works but only one sprinkler head is popping up. Leave the system on for awhile and walk the perimeter of the lawn and feel for wet areas. The roots of the grass have most likely overtaken the sprinkler heads from the system being inactive for so long preventing them from pushing through the turf. Good Luck!

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