View Full Version : cars and heads(fixed sprays)

06-07-2002, 02:53 AM
Ok anybody, got a pro that's stump. Got a sprinkler (fixed spray) head that is getting continuously getting ran over by cars.[:(!](Church next to clients house) What would you other pros suggest in regards to somehow supporting this head so it stops breaking. Can't move it from current spot due to it would get ran over again but more important, this is a extremely high wind area and I need this head in order to cover. Can't set it lower due to phone&cable tv lines.

Let's get some thoughts going. 3 times in 30 days is too much for me. By the way, I've complained already to the church about the parishioners running over this head all the time. Get a call from client always on Monday morning. Sprinkler was fine the previous Saturday.

06-07-2002, 08:31 AM
Is it set flush in the ground? Does it have a swing joint or swing pipe assy under it?

Move it anyhow?

How about a brick set flush on each side of it?

06-07-2002, 09:10 AM
Line some landscape timbers along that section of grass. Something to define the border of grass. Maybe with spikes sticking up for the tires. That'll teach 'em :D

If it's on swing pipe it should give a little. If it's on a riser, switch it to swing pipe.

06-07-2002, 09:12 AM
Hunter swing arm assembly.......$1.25 at the store! Fix it once!

06-07-2002, 11:39 PM
Tried all of the above.
I went even better than flush with concrete; I'm 3/4 inch below driveway concrete and sidewalk.

Swing assemblies, I've already had tried. Can't really set head properly due to other pipe (utility) so close to end.

The reason I need something there is the wind catches droplets and will miss the area that needs to be watered. The wind literally blows the water almost 22 ft away from 1804 body. System is ran at 3:30 am and winds can be anywhere from 15 to 25 mph at least 90% of the year.

I going to try the Vegi blocks, see if the blocks will enough to support a vehicle's weight.

Will see what happens after this weekend. Just tried a couple blocks around head. If it's still ok, will fill holes in with sod. In time, the sod will grow over the honeycomb of brick.


06-11-2002, 10:00 AM
Change irrigation timer so that the problem head is operating while Church parking lot is being used. They won't want their cars to get wet, so they'll avoid the area.

Or, post a sign by the head: " Thou shalt not break thy neighbor's sprinkler ".

Or, speak to the Church and have their maintenance department make the repairs. They'll get tired of that rapidly and probably put it into their Church Newsletter to avoid harming the neighbor's property.

06-11-2002, 09:05 PM
I like your thinking! :cool:

06-12-2002, 01:38 AM
Well the repair survived this last attack. Looks like the blocks worked.


I may, with my clients permission use your suggestion quote on a sign and post it on his lawn.


06-21-2002, 10:18 PM
2 sundays of church going people and my repair job is holding up. Just wanted to say thanks for the responses.