How do I replace a sprinkler head?

First you need to locate the broken sprinkler head, then follow these steps.

  • Dig out a small section of grass and dirt around the sprinkler head down to about 6 inches or so deep to expose the sprinkler head.
  • Twist the top off the sprinkler head so you can see the components. You may have to gently pull on the head or, if the entire component housing is broken, unscrew the component housing and lift it up out of the ground.
  • Pull the broken head out of the component housing and take it to the store to make sure you get thecorrect replacement part.
  • When you get home make sure there is no debris in the exposed component, then get your replacement part ready to go.

  • Install the new sprinkler head by dropping it into the component housing and screwing the top back on. Or follow the instructions on the package or in your sprinkler system operators manual.

  • Turn on the sprinkler system to make sure the head sprays properly.
  • If everything is working properly, refill the hole.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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