Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY Broken Sprinkler

This is what I woke up to this morning. 
A broken sprinkler line.  Not just the sprinkler, but the line that connects all the sprinklers on that side of the yard.

I started to get a headache (I HATE dealing with sprinklers) thinking I needed to replace the entire line to the next connection and that would involve a ton of digging (which I did 4 years ago to go under a sidewalk and it would have been SO worth hiring someone to do that) and parts.

I loaded up my 5 year old and headed to Home Depot.  The guy there was very helpful and told me I needed this to "splice" the line:
 He explained that all I had to do was to cut out (with a box cutter) the broken part of the existing line, then replace that section with this part. (sorry, not sure what it's called, but it cost me $0.60)

So I dug up where the sprinkler was leaking

Cut the broken part out

Fixed it with the new part
and buried everything back up.

It works perfectly and it only cost me $0.60 and about 20 minutes of my time.  Pretty Thrifty, no? ☺

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