2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
How To Keep Pop-Up Sprinklers Vertical
He cuts a 14-in. length of 1 1/2-in. dia. pvc pipe, drills a hole in it about 5 1/2 in. from one end, and then uses a jigsaw to enlarge the hole until it will accomodate a 1/2-in. plastic fitting that screws onto the bottom of the sprinkler head. Then he buries the pipe and sprinkler in the ground and hooks up to the water pipe.
“Now I never have sprinklers that lean to one side or the other, and my lawn is always evenly watered,” says Ottem. “If I happen to hit a sprinkler with my lawn mower wheel, it’s much less likely to break or leak because the pipe stabilizes and protects the sprinkler.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John E. Ottem, 1016 E. 6th Circle, Broomfield, Colo. 80020 (ph 303 882-9622; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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