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sdgardener

Senior Member

31

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 7:40pm

The spring-loaded pop-up sprayers are the culprits. Here was the number of spring-loaded pop-up sprayers this morning.

Zone 1 and 2: no spring-loaded pop-up sprayers, dry valves.
Zone 3 (the highest zone): 2 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers were replaced with regular sprinkler heads, the valve creates wet spot.
Zone 4 (at the bottom of the slope): 4 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers, dry valve.
Zone 5 (at the top of the slope): 2 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers were replaced with regular sprinkler heads, dry valve.

This afternoon, I replaced 2 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers in Zone 4 first. The valve in Zone 3 still created web spot after it's turned off. I then replaced one more spring-loaded pop-up sprayers in Zone 4. The valve in Zone 3 has been completely dry after it's turned on and off several times. Problem solved!

I didn't replace the last spring-loaded pop-up sprayer in Zone 4 because it's located in a high traffic area.

Thank Wet Boots and Mr. Fixit very much again for your help!

Cheers!

mrfixit

Moderator

Posts: 2,296

Location: USA

32

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 5:29am

The spring-loaded pop-up sprayers are the culprits. Here was the number of spring-loaded pop-up sprayers this morning.

Zone 1 and 2: no spring-loaded pop-up sprayers, dry valves.
Zone 3 (the highest zone): 2 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers were replaced with regular sprinkler heads, the valve creates wet spot.
Zone 4 (at the bottom of the slope): 4 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers, dry valve.
Zone 5 (at the top of the slope): 2 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers were replaced with regular sprinkler heads, dry valve.

This afternoon, I replaced 2 spring-loaded pop-up sprayers in Zone 4 first. The valve in Zone 3 still created web spot after it's turned off. I then replaced one more spring-loaded pop-up sprayers in Zone 4. The valve in Zone 3 has been completely dry after it's turned on and off several times. Problem solved!

I didn't replace the last spring-loaded pop-up sprayer in Zone 4 because it's located in a high traffic area.

Thank Wet Boots and Mr. Fixit very much again for your help!

Cheers!


I'm not convinced.

What do you mean you replaced the spring loaded sprinklers with regular sprinklers.

Can you tell us what sprinklers you replaced and what you replaced them with?

sdgardener

Senior Member

33

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 5:21pm

I replaced RainBird 1800 Series (1804-VAN) spring-loaded pop-up sprayers with RainBird 15' adjustable nozzle attached to 1/2' x 10' PVC nipples.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "sdgardener" (Nov 16th 2014, 10:35pm)


Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 5,278

Location: Metro NYC

34

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 9:09am

If the landscape allows, you might try some of the cheesy no-springs popup sprays found at home centers.

Is it a given that you can't raise your valves a couple feet higher? More elevation would help.

sdgardener

Senior Member

35

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 12:43pm

How does a sprayer pops up without a spring?

I think that the higher your valves are, the less chance they create wet spots. My valves are almost 4 feet above the ground. They are high enough for now.

Do I need to pain those PVC pipes above the ground with silver paint to prevent them from Sun damage?

Wet_Boots

Supreme Member

Posts: 5,278

Location: Metro NYC

36

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 2:22pm

Gravity makes the no-springs spray heads retract. They can be had in both plastic or (better) brass.


sdgardener

Senior Member

37

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 6:29pm

The adjustable nozzles work just fine now. I may try those no-springs spray heads when I need to install new sprinklers.

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