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Thursday, May 13th 2004, 7:02am

New sprinkler heads keep getting clogged!

I recently purchased a new home with my wife. The problem I'm facing with our front yard is that the sprnklers heads seem to be constantly clogged. I have flushed the irrigation system several times only to have the same problem arise everytime the sprinkler turn on. I am now think to replace all of the sprinklers, and need advice on this matter. Anyone with some advice, PLEASE HELP !!!
Guy with new house and neverending landscaping dillema's.


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Thursday, May 13th 2004, 10:10am

WHat brand and model are your heads. ARe you drawing from a well or city water??


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Tuesday, June 15th 2004, 6:44pm

Sounds like you have a break in the mainline or system line and are sucking in sand or dirt into the line, thus clogging the heads. Start with the furtherest heads and shut or cap off working back to your water source, waiting and watching each time for a puddle, wet spot or a swelling in the lawn. That's where your break is.
Richard Kersten

S&R Sprinkler Systems and Landscaping, Inc.
Destin, Florida

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