Irrigation and Outdoor Plumbing
How To Install a Vacuum Breaker
Pressure vacuum breaker installation can be is easy and is often required by local building codes. Learn how to install a vacuum breaker yourself to save on the cost of installation.
If you live in an area where winter temperatures dip below freezing it is necessary to winterize a sprinkler system before winter to keep it from freezing. If you decide that you’d like to winterize a sprinkler system yourself there are just a few steps to follow.
Automatic Drain Valve
An easy way to drain irrigation lines is to install an automatic drain valve at each low point in the sprinkler lines. Adding automatic drain valves is as easy as adding a tee.
Start Sprinkler System After Winterizing
To start a sprinkler system after winterizing you must first know where the sprinkler system shut offs are.
A PVC saddle tee can be used to quickly add a tee in an existing PVC pipe such as those used in irrigation systems. Using a PVC saddle tee can save you a lot of digging and it goes together quickly and easily.
Outdoor Faucet Cover
Using an outdoor faucet cover on every outside spigot is a great way to prevent freeze damage. Installing an outdoor faucet cover is quick and inexpensive.
PVC Joint Repair
There are time when an emergency PVC joint repair is necessary even as a temporary measure. Here are some PVC joint repairs that I have seen work in a pinch.
Install A Yard Water Hydrant
Yard water hydrants are a great way to beat the freeze and still have water in the yard where you need it. Eliminate the 200 feet of hose and install a yard water hydrant where you need the water most.
Replace A Stop And Waste Valve
A stop and waste valve is a key irrigation fitting to help keep sprinkler lines free from freezing in the winter. The stop and waste valve will automatically drain any water in the line when turned off.
Replace A Frost Free Faucet
A frost free faucet is designed to prevent water from freezing inside the valve. Wear and frost damage are reasons to replace a frost free faucet.
How To Replace a Sprinkler Head
Do you have a broken or old sprinkler head? Follow along to learn how to replace it with a new sprinkler head.