Locating buried sprinkler heads


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Old 07-22-23, 08:47 AM
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Locating buried sprinkler heads

Hi All, I have located a few heads but have no idea how or when it is laid out, my thought was is to remove a head and adapt a hose fitting to the buried pipe, apply water pressure and see where the heads pop up, any other suggestions?
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Old 07-22-23, 09:19 AM
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Having water come out is the most useful!
 
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Old 07-22-23, 09:39 AM
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Why are you unable to activate the irrigation system to locate the heads? And, why are the heads buried?

That knowledge may help to figure out the situation at hand.
 
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Old 07-22-23, 01:23 PM
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System was abandoned, apparently there were too many heads on the zone for it to function correctly, the end was plugged or something no one knows, certainly if I could activate the zone that would solve many problems, I have located at least 7 heads and I believe there are more.
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Old 07-22-23, 01:31 PM
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I understand. I don't know how large an area it covers but heads are almost always separated from each other by an equal distance and located in corners.
 
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Old 07-22-23, 04:49 PM
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Most lawn irrigation systems have zones such that the water pressure available operates all heads in a zone. Is there a zone controller or solenoid box that might give you a hint as to the number of zones? Is your objective to resurrect the lawn irrigation system?
 
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Old 07-23-23, 04:17 AM
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Trying to locate the valve boxes for this area has been a challenge , I understand how the system works just trying to find the buried components.
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Old 07-23-23, 04:23 AM
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Sprinkler heads tend to get buried with debri to the point grass is growing on top, trying to find a dormant head is impossible. If you have found the box you can hook up a compressor to the system and manually open the valve, hopefully that will pop them up!

Is the water hooked up, that would do the same!
 
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Old 07-23-23, 07:22 PM
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If there are wires going to the valve boxes you could get an electrician or somebody with a locator to trace the wires to the boxes.
 
 

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