Is this a sprinkler head?

krose4September 28, 2013


We have found ONE black piece in our yard that appears to be a sprinkler head. I have attached the picture. Is this a sprinkler head? Why would there only be one in the entire yard? Perhaps our yard is small enough that it only needs one?

If this is a sprinkler head, how do I start it or turn it on? We cannot locate a sprinkler timer box anywhere in our backyard. The spigot in the backyard is a normal spigot with nothing attached to it. Can anyone provide a little insight? I would love to get it up and running if we do have a sprinkler system.


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It's a sprinkler head.

I have no idea how you could turn it on though. Do you have a basement maybe with a valve that goes outside? Garage?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 6:44PM
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I agree with extreme. If you can not find the controller or valve box that turns it on, the the only way find it is dig up the sprinkler head and see which way the lateral pipeline is going. You can continue to find it by digging holes spaced along its route till you get to the valve box or buried automatic valve controlling it, then on to the controller itself. The system could have been removed but the sprinkler never removed. You will find out soon enough by digging holes. Let us know what happens. GL JMHO Aloha

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 8:45PM
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