Sprinkler How To Illustrations

DIY Installation of Sprinkler Rotors and Spray Bodies

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Methods for installing both Rotors and Spray Bodies for your DIY Irrigation System. Component installations for both Blu-Lock and Conventional Tubing.

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There are several ways to accomplish the same objective when installing Rotors and Sprayers, none of them are 100% right or wrong but certain methods can provide benefits such as simplifying installation and providing versatility for movement once your installation is complete.

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DIY Installation For Sprinkler Components Mid-Lateral

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Connecting To A Mid-Way Point In A Lateral Line Using Tee Fittings

Installing an Irrigation Rotor or Spray body along a lateral line can be done in a variety of ways.  However the process almost always involves the use of a Tee Fitting, a transitional fitting such as a Schedule 80 Nipple fitting or Swing Joint Assembly and your choice of Rotor or Spray Body. 

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DIY Sprinkler Irrigation – Rotor and Spray Body Installation

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How To Connect An Irrigation Rotor Or Spray Body To The End Of A Lateral Line

Installing an Irrigation Rotor or Spray body to the end of a lateral distribution line is usually done using an elbow fitting with an FPT output.   Similar to connections at the mid-way point in a lateral line you have options for connecting to the Rotor or Spray Body from your elbow fittings.  Here we illustrate a few of the common methods for installations using both conventional Insert Fittings and Blu-Lock.  If using PVC the same concepts will apply using either 1/2″ or 3/4″ Slip by FPT fittings.

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DIY Sprinkler Installation – Swing Joint and Nipple Fittings

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How To Use Swing Joints, Nipple Fittings, and Risers for your DIY Sprinkler System 

The final step in planning the installation of a Rotor or Spray Body is to choose how to attach the component to the chosen fitting (Saddle Tee, Insert Fittings, etc.).  No unlike the previous decisions you have made there are several installation methods to choose from when selecting fittings.  The most common methods are as follows:

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Using Cut-Off Risers and Schedule 80 Fittings

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Cut-Off Risers and Schedule 80 Fittings are another option for installing Sprinkler Heads.  Using Cut-Off Risers and Schedule 80 Nipple Fittings will allow for Irrigation components to be installed at various heights.   In conjunction with Swing Assemblies, these fittings can provide all of the flexibility you need when installing Rotors and Spray Bodies for your Sprinkler System.

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How To Connect Irrigation Valves To Water Supply

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How To Connect Irrigation Valves To A Water Supply Using a Manifold Assembly

This tutorial demonstrates the installation of Irrigation Valves to a Water Supply using a pre-assembled Manifold and connection fittings.  We will illustrate this assembly using both standard Poly Irrigation tubing and Blu-Lock fittings.

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