Replacing broken sprinkler riser

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Old 06-28-20, 10:53 AM
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Replacing broken sprinkler riser

I was trying to replace a Rainbird 5000 sprinkler head and discovered the riser is broken. I've dug down and removed a few broken plastic pieces and am now a bit stuck at below piece. I've been turning the small 90 degree piece hoping it was threaded but it doesn't seem to be (just spins but doesn't come out). How do I proceed from here? Is there a compression piece I can buy or do I glue a new piece on? And should I cut off the 90 degree piece or just glue a new piece right on the vertical piece? Just want to make sure I'm doing this properly. Thanks.


 
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Old 06-28-20, 11:23 AM
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Those fittings are barbed.
You heat the black poly pipe with a heat gun or a blow dryer on high and then push the fitting in.

You can cut the black poly or use heat to remove the fitting.
 
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After you install the new riser and before you put the emitter on top, turn on that zone for a few seconds to wash out the dirt.
 
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Thank you both. Hair dryer wasn't doing much so purchased a cheap heat gun. Still couldn't get old fitting out but ended up cutting pipe and new fitting went in easily with the heat. Ran water for a minute to clear it out and new head is now in place. Appreciate it!
 
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It can be hard to remove the old fittings as there isn't much to grab onto.
Good job. Thanks for letting us know how you made out.
 
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