Disabling individual sprinkler heads


Old 07-22-15, 12:34 PM
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Disabling individual sprinkler heads

Hello all,

My backyard sprinklers work great. However, there are a number of individual sprinklers (see picture) that are used to water non-grass areas (which I do not need anymore). These sprinklers are on the same "zone" as ones that I need on sometimes. Therefore, I don't think the answer is to disable the entire zone.

Is there a way to "plug up" this particular sprinkler type (see picture)? Also, what would I buy at Home Depot to cap them?


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UPDATE: Is this what I need to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQUrBsRse5U

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Old 07-22-15, 05:18 PM
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I don't have the Internet to support videos but all you have to do is cap the riser. Some irrigation manufacturers sell caps or you can get a regular PVC cap. Risers are commonly 1/2" or 3/4" and yours looks like 1/2"

Old 07-22-15, 05:58 PM
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With Dane's method it's easy to reactivate that riser in the future. If you follow the method on you tube and cap the line underground..... it's pretty much capped forever.

But both methods will do what you want.
Old 07-23-15, 02:53 PM
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Thanks everyone. I bought some half inch caps, used to threading tape, and boom its done. Much thanks.

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