Author: docbrown

Sprinkler Valve Manifold Repairs

Repairing a sprinkler valve manifold can be difficult. Sometimes you have to extract the complete valve manifold and start over by re-plumbing in a brand new one.    Here is a picture of a before and in the process of installing a new control valve manifold. As you can see in the picture the old […]

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Threaded plastic pipe plumbing

When threading together PVC plastic pipe joints on a sprinkler valve repair you may wonder which should I use on the threads, teflon tape or teflon paste? The answer is a little of both is best. It is best to apply a small thin layer of Teflon paste on the male pipe thread then wrap […]

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In the heat wave panic, little adjustments go a long way.

These warm summertime temperatures always wake up the emotional need to repair your sprinkler irrigation system so you’re not worrying about plants trees or lawn dying off. It’s normal. I’ve noticed year after year when customers call wanting their entire sprinkler system remodeled or reinstalled now… in Saint George, Southern Utah heat… even though it’s […]

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How many days should I be watering right now?

Springtime can have turbulent types of weather patterns here in St. George Utah. This morning at 8 AM just 20 miles north up the I-15 freeway it was snowing. Visibility was down to quarter-mile, ice on the freeway and it is April 17. Yesterday here in St. George it was 75° and beautiful. Customers often […]

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Sprinkler Repair Surprises

A few years back while doing a sprinkler irrigation service up in Roy Utah I came across a situation that was quite shocking. After ringing the doorbell the customer walked me around from the front of their house across their lawn down the side of their home to a lower level area in the backyard […]

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