Author: docbrown

Sprinkler irrigation system springtime check-up tuneup adjustments and repair.

In the early springtime after the winter thaw landscape sprinkler systems need some attention. First is to run through the complete system and evaluate any noticeable sprinkler line leaks. Second make sure all of the sprinkler heads are popping up correctly. Many times over the winter debris  and even the turf itself can grow over […]

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Water for the Weather

With our continued growth here in the desert southwest water and water conservation will become more and more important in the future. There are many new technologies coming into play, one of the biggest in the sprinkler irrigation industry is the smart residential control timer. One of the benefits of the smart controller is that […]

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Avoid freeze up !!

The cold wintertime temperatures are just around the corner so remember to winterize your sprinkler system to avoid freeze damage and repair. Here in Saint George, Washington county The most vulnerable sprinkler system component for wintertime damage is the above ground backflow preventer (PVB and DCA). These are most commonly covered with a insulative blanket […]

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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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