American Irrigation
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Sprinkler Repair
Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock
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Sprinkler Systems Adjustments

Spray / Mister Head Adjustment Instructions

How to adjust rainbird sprinkler head

How to adjust fixed spray nozzle

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Spray / Mister type heads - Adjusting the direction of watering

The stem can be adjusted to change where the pattern of the spray waters.

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Spray / Mister type heads - Adjusting the pattern of spray (only available on adjustable nozzles)

Adjustable nozzles can be set to throw from 0 to 360 degrees. (Not all heads are adjustable.)

Twist the collar directly below the top of the nozzle, or on some heads the collar is the top of the nozzle to the right or the left to achieve the desired watering Pattern.

The common problem of heads sticking up may indicate that the heads are worn and need to be replaced.

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Spray / Mister type heads - Adjusting distance of spray.

1. Turn the small center screw with a small flat screwdriver or the head specific tool depending on the model of spray head you have.

2. Turn the screw clockwise to reduce spray distance up to 25%. Do not decrease over 25% or the pattern will fluctuate greatly.

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The above are adjustment instructions on the most common style of sprinklers. Additional adjustment resources are available at the links below.

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Brad Reeves

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American Irrigation Repair

I owe a BIG thank you to American Irrigation Repair. I busted a pipe doing some digging in my front yard, and they came highly recommended. They did a great job, quickly, and for a great price. In addition to the pipe that I broke, they found a sprinkler head that had been stuck below the yard surface for months and fixed it on their own initiative, without fuss and without charging more than the agreed upon price. I hope I don't need another repair job anytime soon, but if I do I know who to call. 5 stars and two very big thumbs up.


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American Irrigation Repair

Just a note to thank you for the swift response to our requests and to thank in particular both Matt and Casey for their help on September 27. It is always such a joy to meet “good people” who have pride in what they know, in what they can accomplish. Thank you and God Bless.

Connie Schade

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American Irrigation Repair

American Irrigation did an audit of our irrigation system and repaired non- functioning heads and divided up one of our zones. They did a great job and came to do the service at the time they promised. We will use them yearly to audit our system and make any repairs necessary. I would highly recommend American Irrigation for any service to your irrigation system."

Pilgrim Management Company

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American Irrigation Repair

American Irrigation Repair delivers prompt, reliable and knowledgeable service for any repairs. We have used them many times and will continue to do so.

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