View Full Version : Disabling individual sprinkler heads
05-01-2007, 07:13 AM
Is it possible to shut off an individual sprinkler head without digging/removing the head and capping off the tee?
I'm using Rainbird5000 heads.
Is there a 'blank' I can screw into the body or is there a special 0GPM nozzle or something????
05-01-2007, 08:39 AM
For any rotor sprinkler head with interchangeable nozzles, you can create a 'blank' nozzle with a bit of silicone caulk inside an old nozzle. The head will still pop up. If that's a problem, you dig it out and cap/plug the pipe connection.
05-01-2007, 09:20 AM
Great idea. Thanks.
05-03-2007, 11:15 AM
First attempt: Siliconed the nozzle. Forgot to screw it in. Water pressure blew it out.
Second attempt: Water pressure blew out the silicone.
Third attempt: Taped the back of the nozzle before inserting it. Worked like a charm.
Thanks. I didn't want to just cap the line bkz it wld have been a b-ch to find if/when I needed to change.
05-03-2007, 12:19 PM
When using this method, you're supposed to let the silicone set for awhile. Hunter does make a blank nozzle for their PGP heads (comes on the low-angle nozzle tree)