While tending the lawn this week we managed to mangle a sprinkler head with the weed eater. This is not a happy occasion by any stretch. However, if you’re a toolmonger like us, it means a trip to the local hardware store for some tools. That’s not such a bad thing, right?
We found the Sprinkler Tool Kit from Orbit to be just what we needed to make a quick repair to our ailing lawn care system. The kit is made up of a few simple items that can help you perform sprinkler surgery. There’s a pair of heavy duty, ratchet action, plastic pipe cutters that will cut a pipe up to 1” in diameter for splicing out broken PVC pipe pieces. It also contains a T-handled PVC hole boring handle and boring attachment for putting a sprinkler head hole in PVC pipe, a medium sized flat head screw driver – sized perfectly for sprinkler head nozzle adjustments — and a small role of PVC tape to seal up leaky or cracked joints.
We’re in favor of a $12 repair kit over a call to the landscape repair company any day, especially since they will show up with tools that look, well, pretty much like what’s in this kit.
Sprinkler Repair Kit [Orbit]