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How To Install Sprinklers

All irrigation systems are unique, but most installations follow the same basic steps.

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Top 36 Sprinkler Systems Projects

  1. 1. Watering the Lawn: Zones and Other Basics

    DIY experts discuss everything related to installing a home-irrigation system.

  2. 2. Sprinkler Head Types

    DIY experts discuss the different types of sprinkler head types and the pros and cons of each.

  3. 3. How to Repair a Broken Sprinkler Head

    Irrigation repairs can be quite costly, but they often can easily be done by DIYers. Follow these simple, cost-conscious steps to repai...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. 10 Things You Must Know About Sprinklers

    DIY Network experts tell you 10 things you must know about installing sprinklers.

  5. 5. Tips for Watering Lawn in Summer

    The gardening experts at the DIY Network urge you to consider everything from soil properties to watering equipment when considering ho...

  6. 6. How to Wire the Valves for a Sprinkler System

    Learn how to put a lawn irrigation system together.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Install a Sprinkler System

    Installing an underground sprinkler system requires some work, but it makes watering the yard as simple as flipping a switch.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How to Work With a Master Control Valve Box

    Learn how to install an underground valve box and start connecting the zone valves.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Winterizing Sprinklers (00:01:24)

    Protect your sprinkler system with these winterizing tips.

  10. 10. How To Wire the Electric Controller for a Sprinkler System

    The electronic controller is the brain behind the irrigation system. Learn how to wire it to a sprinkler system.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. How To Install Irrigation: Pipes and Fittings

    Growing a gorgeous lawn is easy with good irrigation. Create a great home irrigation system with smart planning and a working knowledge...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. How To Fine-Tune a Sprinkler

    After a lawn irrigation system has been tested and run, it's time to fine-tune the sprinkler patterns.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. V.I.P. Backyard Changes (00:04:00)

    Ron transforms a backyard and installs a much-needed sprinkler system.

  14. 14. Installing Irrigation: Completing the Plan

    Learn about sprinkler head options and the best places to place them in a yard.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Install a Pop-Up Continuous Sprayer Sprinkler Head

    Modify an existing irrigation system with these easy-to-follow steps for installing a sprinkler head.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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