How To Adjust Your Sprinklers To Maximise You Water Usage
Have you ever gotten up in the morning and seen the entire side of your car parked in the driveway completely covered with water?
Have many times have you got up to see that the sidewalk is soaked and have puddles of water all over the place because your sprinklers are shooting water all over which way?
Most homeowners are completely clueless to the fact that they can adjust their sprinklers and change the direction the water shoots across their lawns. Well, now you will have no excuse.
We here are going to break down a simple step by step on how to adjust the flow, change the direction, and even fix a few that may be screwed up.
Step number one to adjust your lawn sprinklers.
The very first thing you gotta do is to get to your garage and find your sprinkler control panel and find the switch that will allow you to turn on the sprinklers manually. SOme have set for 1,2,3,4 or more sections of the lawn. Find the section you want to test and turn them suckers on.
Take a look at the group of sprinklers that are on and make sure you are happy with the direction the water is spraying and the amount of water flowing out of them.
Once you’ve checked them all out and you see the ones you need to change then its time to get to work.
Step number two to fix the water direction.
Now, get down and actually see the type of sprinklers you got.
Lawn sprinklers come in every shape and size than you can even imagine. There are sprinklers that shoot quarter circles half circles and sprinklers that shoot a complete 360 degrees of water.
At the top of the sprinkler, they usually display what type of sprinkler it actually is. For example, sprinklers on the edge of a sidewalk are usually half circle sprinklers. Lawn sprinklers that are on the very corner of a lawn are usually quarter Circle sprinklers.
Then you have sprinklers that are in the middle of the lawn that shoots water at 360 degrees.
How every single sprinkler that is out there has a tiny little adjustment screw on the top of them. That little screw is what adjusts the flow of water coming out of the sprinkler. Screw the screw in to shut down the flow, unscrew the screw to increase the flow. You don’t want the sprinkler shooting out so much water it hits the windows of your home requiring you to hire a window cleaning company like this one here windowcleaningsm.com on a monthly basis to get out and remove all the water spots.
It’s pretty much as easy as that. What you’re going to need to do is make sure you have a tiny little flathead screwdriver to make it work but if you don’t have one of those you could even use a butter knife.
Now when you look at the top of the sprinklers and see what type of water direction is shoots you can also adjust that.
The top of the sprinkler, good, can be turned in almost every direction. They are designed this way so that if you needed to adjust the angle you could do it with ease.
If you’re strong enough, you could just adjust it with the tips of your fingers. Use your flat head screwdriver or butter knife to actually pry it out of the entire sprinkler base. Hold it firmly with one hand while adjusting the head with the other. Simply look at the diagram top of the sprinkler to make sure your angle is pointing in the right direction.
For example, you don’t want one of your half circle sprinklers shooting one-quarter of that water onto the sidewalk. Make sure that entire half circle is pointing only in the direction of the lawn.
Once you have everything all adjusted simply go back to your control panel and turn on sprinklers again to see if you are satisfied with the results.
If you’re not, go back and readjust.
If you are then you’re good to go. You should really consider taking a look at your sprinklers every few months just to make sure they are all shooting water and enough water in the right direction.
There you go, see you in the next post.