Hunter PGP sprinkler head replacement


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Old 04-09-23, 12:58 PM
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Hunter PGP sprinkler head replacement

I stepped on a sprinkler head and broke it off at the threaded junction. The threads look very much like a hose connection, and the OD of the black pipe is 0.74". The original 90 deg. threaded part looks like it's inserted into the black pipe: I searched but couldn't find a similar replacement part.

Can I use PVC glue and parts from the Home Depot to replace the broken threaded end? I'm not sure what the black pipe material is, and I wish I could find a replacement 90* threaded end.

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Old 04-09-23, 01:18 PM
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Now that i know what to look for, I found the part at Home Deep for 97 cents. What glue is appropriate?
 
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Old 04-09-23, 04:08 PM
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Sprinkler pipe and fittings are not glued, unless somebody used white PVC pipe.

Black poly pipe and barbed fittings use worm gear clamps!
 
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Old 04-12-23, 11:17 AM
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Thanks, Marq1, that's what I wound up using. Puzzling that the original didn't use a hose clamp: it seems like a failure point. Maybe the dirt holds the fitting into the end of the hose?! Anyway I used a hose clamp and finished it.

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Old 04-12-23, 10:42 PM
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Puzzling that the original didn't use a hose clamp:
When you think about it, a sprinkler system doesn't hold pressure, when the solenoid is on water is flowing, when the solenoid is shut there is no pressure. When that barbed fitting is fully seated there is enough friction present that it's not going to leak.
 
 

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