Saturday, April 28, 2007

Getting To The Root Of The Matter

It's The Simple Projects That Take Time — Sometimes

The front grass was not getting enough water. One sprinkler head was not popping up. No big deal, I'll just replace the sprinkler head, right? Wrong... Digging the head out of a root mass was the challenging part. Two hours after starting the project, dozens of tools, and finally getting the air impact hammer chisel out, I finally was able to extract the head out in pieces and carved a 4 inch diameter hole 12 inches deep to the bottom of the fitting. What fun... Then a trip to the local Orchard Supply Hardware store to get some new fittings and a sprinkler head. At least I didn't have to replace the pipe in the ground.

Isn't it fun being a homeowner?



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