How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers – This Old House

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to water your lawn and garden—automatically. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping for How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers:
– 1-inch-diameter polyethylene pipe and assorted fittings, for delivering water to the system
– 3/8-inch-diameter flexible pipe, connects polyethylene pipe to sprinkler spray heads
– pop-up sprinkler spray heads, used to disperse water onto lawn
– hose clamps,”] for securing fittings to hose
– battery-powered timer, automatically turns sprinkler system on and off
– 5-gallon bucket, used to determine how many gallons per minute of water comes from hose bib.
– wire flags, for pinpointing sprinkler head placement

Tools for How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers:
– pointed shovel, for digging trench for water-supply pipe
– propane torch, used to heat pipe ends
– pipe cutters, for cutting polyethylene pipe
– crimping pliers, for crimping hose clamps onto pipe

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