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RivalOfTheRose
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Anyone have any good recommendations?

After turning on my sprinklers for the first time this season, I unfortunately noticed that 16 out of the 24 sprinkler heads have developed leaks.

They are of the Hunter PGP variety.

Disclaimer: Yes, I did get the irrigation system blown out and winterized in the fall.

Thanks for any help, as this looks to be an expensive and frustrating problem.

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Are they leaking at the seams? Have they split? Or are they leaking at the joint?
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When the sprinkler head pops up, there are holes in the side of the cylinder.... kind of weird.
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Hm. It's in the head itself?
Do you know if you can get brass heads that'll screw into the fittings?

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If I'm understanding correctly, it sounds like it's in the pop-up stems, not the heads. That's... weird. I have no clue what could have caused that other than ice or deliberate vandalism. What does the damage look like? Pinholes? Cracks?
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RivalOfTheRose
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In the stem would be a better way to put it.
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That makes me wonder if the blowout service was really just too accurately described.
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I have a rainbird system and my wife ran over a sprinkler head and broke it. It was a very easy and cheap fix a replacement head was under 2 bucks and took 20 seconds or so to replace. If the stem is broken or cracked its a bit more of a pain, but home depot has those as well. I think they are around 8 bucks. To replace all of them would get expensive, but cheaper than hiring someone to do it
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Scifi, for real.

I ended up replacing all of the heads.... got them for 6 each. Took a whole days work outside.

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