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    Does anyone have any tips on moving an inground sprinkler head?

    I plan on extending my patio cement slab. There are two sprinkler heads in the area of where I want to pour cement. Is this a job for the professionals or is this something an average handyman can do?

    Thanks!

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    You do not want to have pipes under the slab, so that may require some pipe rerouting. PVC irrigation pipes are quite easy to work with other than the fact they are buried and it sometimes takes some detective work to find where they are. Once you find them and determine where the rerouted line will go, it is like playing with Tinker Toys. Don't try to salvage the old pipe, new PVC is way to cheap to mess with saving the old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjman
    Does anyone have any tips on moving an inground sprinkler head?

    I plan on extending my patio cement slab. There are two sprinkler heads in the area of where I want to pour cement. Is this a job for the professionals or is this something an average handyman can do?

    Thanks!

    It's (almost) a no brainer.

    Dig (give plenty of room to work), cut (hacksaw, PVC cutter), glue (clean dry fittings/pipe), test (ALWAYS TEST), bury (fill under pipes and compact well without breaking your new work), pop open a beer and tell the wife you you did (chicks dig home repair guys).

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    PVC is what the main line is comprised of. You may just have 3/4" poly tubing in the area you need to work with. If you're lucky, you'll just need to do some digging to dig up the old line and heads and move them to their new home. If you need to add or subtract from the line, get a poly tube cutter, a few clamps of the right diameter, a few couplings, and the required length of poly tubing.

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. Moving the sprinkler heads ended up being super easy. For one head I only had to move the poly tubing which is really flexible. The second one was a little more work and that's because I had to move more tubing, both the poly and the the semi-flexible PVC. Everything is working great now and I'm almost ready to pour the cement :-)

    Thanks again!

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