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Re: sprinkler woes!

Well- I replaced the back (lawnmower damaged) sprinker. An easy fix. With much annoyance I finally got the front connector replaced with a flexible connector. A pain- but successful. And I got a new controller box from OSH. Their Toro controllers were on sale this weekend as it turns out- so saved $15 (ended up paying $45 for an 8-station controller). It really was easy to connect and program. So I'm happy with it. Then, of course, I tested everything etc. And now a new sprinkler out front isn't working right- so unscrew it to see what the problem is. No where need enough water is getting to it. Tried flushing the line- no luck. What ever is stuck in the line is really stuck. I opted not to tackle that one with weekend, as it will require taking part of my garden wall down to get to the line and likely cutting it, flushing it, and repairing it. Oh joy!

On a more positive note, I transplanted my deutzia to a shadier (and damper) location before it fried to a crisp. Also, I thinned the 'blood grass' (I can't remember it's real name) and moved the extra to where the deutzia was.

james singer wrote:

Man, what a pain. RainBird is a good choice, though.

On Aug 14, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Theresa wrote:

Well- One of my sprinkler heads sprung a leak(my husband ran over it with the lawn mower), so I went out to fix it. Realized that one of the connectors to the sprinker head on another out front had cracked. didn't get it fixed- need to go to the store and get a part. But, thought I'd give the other zones a nice drink in the mean time. And....the main controller has gone burzerk! So... clearly it has lived as long as it will (13 years), so not only will I be going to the store for the cracked part but also apparently for a new controller unit. Oh the thrill of it all! The one I have is a Lawn Genie- think I'll spring for the the Rainbird this time.


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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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