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    Default Disabling individual sprinkler heads

    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????

    Thanks,
    Shawn
    (important note: I'm not a pro)

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    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.

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    Great idea. Thanks.
    (important note: I'm not a pro)

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    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.
    (important note: I'm not a pro)

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    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)

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