All Things Gardening forum: Old school sprinkler housing? Issue retrofitting to drip system..

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grdnrook
Sep 2, 2017 9:29 PM CST
Hi Guys --

Well, after spending WAY too much time arriving at the wrong solution, I am stuck.

My original pressure sprinkler was causing too much excess waterflow and as a result, I wanted to retrofit the top for a singular microtube for a dripper.

The three pictures below show the housing (1.5" or possibly more, per picture) as well as the contraption I attempted to make.

Needless to say, the addition is just slightly too big and the teeth don't grip. Going down in side doesn't appear to be the solution as then it is too small.

I'm stuck, any suggestions?


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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Sep 3, 2017 8:12 AM CST
Let's back up a little bit:
What was originally attached to that threaded pipe in your pictures ?
Was it a pressure valve or an actual sprinkler head ?


grdnrook
Sep 4, 2017 3:01 PM CST
It wasn't a pressure sprinkler that went inside the housing. I'm starting to think if I dig deaper, I'll get to the 1/2 inch riser attachment?
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Sep 4, 2017 8:28 PM CST
Yes.
Before you do any digging around that pipe, cover the top of it with a cap or some duct tape to keep dirt from entering the pipe and clogging it up.
Carefully dig down to see what it's attached to and take a photo of it.

Most sprinkler pipes are either 3/4" or 1/2" diameter.
Your mystery pipe is 1 1/2" which is VERY large...more like what a main water service line for a house would be, hence your volume of water trying to get out of that tiny drip line and tubing.

Where do you turn the water on to activate that pipe ?
This is a very mysterious situation !

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Sep 6, 2017 8:10 AM CST
Rook: Howdy 😁
I converted my sprinkler system to half inch poly drip lines. Dig down at sprinkler, to water line where riser is screwed in. Get risers that will reach 1 to 2 inches above ground. Then i put elbow that goes from riser to garden hose thread.
On half inch poly drip line i put a fitting that screws onto garden hose thread.
Do i make sence ???
Dig down there, see what you have. Make measurements, and go to reputable garden center. They will help you out. 😁
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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