Eastern Irrigation is dedicated to providing exceptional lawn care solutions. There's an art to maintaining a lush, green lawn all year round. A pivotal part of this process is the installation and adjustment of efficient sprinkler heads like those offered by K-Rain.
Adding a New Spray Head to Your In-Ground Sprinkler System
Adding a new spray head to your lawn is a simple task with K-Rain's sprinkler system.
The procedure involves purchasing K-Rain spray heads and other necessary supplies such as PVC piping, joints, and waterproof Blue PVC Cement.
Follow these steps to increase your lawn sprinkler's water coverage:
- Excavate the existing sprinkler head: This will allow you to connect a new water line.
- Separate the old sprinkler line: Using a cutting tool, disconnect the old line from the sprinkler head.
- Dig out a shallow channel for the new line: Avoid digging a trench, as you're only adding one line.
- Install the new line: Place the new line piping into the channel and press down to bury it as much as possible.
- Prepare the piping: Clean any dirt from the open piping. Apply glue to the piping and the T joint, attach them, and hold until it sets.
- Attach additional piping: Continue attaching piping with the joint using PVC cement all the way to your new sprinkler location.
- Install the new sprinkler head: Ensure it aligns correctly with the new line.
- Test the system: Before burying the new lines and spray heads, test the system for proper functioning.
- Bury the new line and heads: Once the water runs smoothly through the new line, cover the sprinkler head and the PVC pipes with dirt.
Switching Out K-Rain Spray Heads
Changing sprinkler heads with K-Rain is a straightforward process.
Here's how to change a K-Rain spray head:
- Understand the nozzle's position: Identify which arrow indicates the nozzle's position and how the other arrow adjusts the sprinkler head's opening.
- Choose the spray type: Adjust the nozzle for the type of spray you want to emit. This could range from a long spray to a short one.
- Set the spray pattern: Do this before placing the new spray head into the ground.
- Adjust the spray head: Depending on your watering needs, adjust the spray head from 180º to 240º or a full 360º.
- Install the spray head: Ensure that the riser is deep enough to prevent damage from lawn mowing, but not so low that it might accumulate excess dirt and water.
- Test the sprinkler: Make sure it covers the intended area.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What supplies do I need to add a new K-Rain sprinkler head?
A: To add a new K-Rain sprinkler head, you'll need a few items. These include a new K-Rain sprinkler head, PVC piping and joints, waterproof Blue PVC Cement, and a cutting tool for separating the old sprinkler line.
Q: How deep should I place the riser in the ground?
A: The riser should be deep enough to prevent damage from lawn mowing. However, avoid placing it too low as excess dirt and water might accumulate.
Q: How can I change the type of spray emitted by my K-Rain sprinkler head?
A: You can adjust the nozzle using the K Key to choose the type of spray, whether long or short. The adjustment can be done when the spray head is out of the ground.
Q: What precautions should I take when installing the new spray head in the ground?
A: When installing the spray head, make sure it is deep enough to avoid being damaged by a lawnmower. However, it should not be too deep that it accumulates excess dirt and water.
Q: How can I ensure that my newly installed sprinkler head works properly?
A: Before burying the new line and heads, you should test the system to make sure the water runs smoothly. Also, check that the sprinkler covers the intended area.