How to Install Sprinkler Heads to a Flex Tube How to Install Sprinkler Heads to a Flex Tube
Installing the sprinkler head to a flex tube is great for many reasons. The main reason though is that the sprinkler can move around much easier for use as well as for maintenance. If you have never installed a sprinkler head before or one to a flex tube, then follow these steps to make the process go by smoothly.
Step 1 - Prepare the Area
You want to keep a few things in mind when you are deciding where your sprinkler system should be. Much of it will be buried under ground but some of it will peak out so hiding it in a place so it isn't unappealing to the eye is a good idea. Or, if you mow the lawn often and tend to forget about it, you may want to place it in an area that is out of harms way so you don't end up running it over and having to replace it.
Once you have found a spot or reach the spot of your already existing system you will want to decide on the height for your tubing and head. If you do not already have a system set up you will want to bury down far enough so that your desired height will cover much of the sprinkler. Keep this hole wide open to work in. Many people line it so that the dirt doesn't get into the sprinkler system or they mount their system in a box. Both of these tops are optional, but recommended.
Step 2 - Measure and Cut Flex Tubing
Once you have determined how high you want the sprinkler heads to be you can measure the flex tubing and cut to the appropriate spot. You want to make sure that they are level and not cut on an angle.
Step 3 - Screw on Flex Tubing
Once the tubing is cut you can attach it with screws to the board. You want to again make sure that they are level.
Step 4 - Attaching the Flex Tube and Sprinkler Heads
Screw both the rotors as well as the sprinkler heads to the flex tube. The easiest way to do this is by using a drill. You want to make sure that you are keeping the dirt away while you dig and attach the sprinkler heads so that they don't get backed up. You also have to attach the flushing caps. The flushing caps are often left off however they are essential in keeping the system clean. They allow for dirt and debris to escape from the sprinkler system when it gets in. Before replacing the caps make sure to flush the system out completely.
Step 5 - Finish Up
After everything is hooked up you can bury the system down and make sure that everything that is supposed to be is covered up and clean. Now you have a great system that you installed yourself.