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Monday, April 22nd 2013, 10:01pm

Remove old sprinkler head

I have an old brass orbit head that just won't budge. I'm a knew homeowner but I'm guessing its been on for 20-30 years on a system that's probably 50'years old. I've given as much force as I can but no luck. And suggestions?




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Location: USA


Monday, April 22nd 2013, 10:57pm

I just spray the item with WD-40. It seems to help a lot. Let it soak in.
They do sell a bolt loosener but I don't know if it'll work any better. I've never used it.

You might want to use pipe wrench with a breaker bar to unscrew the head.

Just be careful to not snap the old metal riser off. Maybe hold it with another pipe wrench if you have room.


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Location: Kansas City


Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 11:57am

You can dig down to the line it's attached to and cut either side of it, patch in new fittings and then put in a new head in.

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