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Irrigation/Rainbird 5000 plus does not pop up


Dennis wrote at 2015-07-10 19:04:56
Hey Jim, thanks a lot for your support!

After all I kinda solved this problem with your help:

I ordered a new sprinkler head and equipped to all three sprinklers the 1.5 low angle nozzles. That way I am on the safe side regarding flow rate.

Now all sprinklers pop out alone.

Regarding your question: The sprinklers are only two months old. Perhaps I or my wife accidently stepped on the sprinkler head. Can't exclude that.

Unfortunately I can't use the standard angle nozzles from the nozzle pack which is always included.

There is a light blue nozzle tree with even .75 and 1.0 standard angle nozzles available in the US. With that I plan to "optimize" the system. (Btw. the light blue nozzles are nearly impossible to obtain here in Germany. Luckily I have a friend in the US who will get me some of them...)

So thanks again Jim!


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Jim Schaefer


Any question regarding sprinking systems,installation,repair, and trouble shooting.


I have been installing and repairing sprinkling systems since I was 15 years old. Have owned my own sprinkler system contracting business for over 26 years. It is basically the only job I've ever done, except for being a paper boy when I was young.

High School diploma and 3 years college credits.

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