Adjusting a Rain Bird sprinkler head requires a flat-head screwdriver, which is used to adjust the arc pattern. Homeowners can turn the screw clockwise to increase the range of the arc or counterclockwise to decrease it. The rotation of the arc is also adjustable from a 40- to 360-degree angle.
When making adjustments to a Rain Bird sprinkler head while it's in use, only turn the screw in the direction that the Rain Bird sprinkler is already moving. Trying to adjust the arc against the direction it is moving may cause damage to the sprinkler by stripping the gears. Adjustments against the direction in which it is moving should only be done when the Rain Bird sprinkler is turned off.
Rain Bird claims that its sprinklers are some of the best in the industry because of how they are designed. For example, water often pools around sprinklers that are installed at the bottom of hills. This causes those areas of a yard to grow fungus. Some Rain Bird sprinklers, including the 3500 Rotors and 1800 Sprays, have a Seal-A-Matic Check Valve that helps eliminate puddling around the base. Homeowners can also use Rain Bird Rotary Nozzles, which are specially designed nozzles that reduce the rate of water flow, allowing for sufficient soak-in time.Learn More
After turning off the electrical connection to the sump pump, unfasten the connector that holds the float to the cord, then add water to the sump pump hole until the pump is activated and adjust the cord until the pump turns off properly. The way that the float fastens to the cord will vary with different types of sump pumps.Full Answer >
The water level in a toilet bowl tank can either be lowered or raised by making adjustments to the float that triggers the fill valve to stop the flow of water into the tank. The two common types of float triggers are the fill valve float that slides up and down on the side of the fill valve and the ball cock float, which is a ball float that is connected to a horizontal rod to the fill valve.Full Answer >
Adjust a water pressure-reducing valve by loosening the lock nut and turning the adjustment nut counterclockwise to reduce the pressure or clockwise to increase it. Install a pressure valve on an outside or laundry faucet to ensure the pressure is set to an appropriate range.Full Answer >
The water level in a toilet bowl is adjusted using the fill valve. The fill valve determines the water level by controlling the position of the float. Raising the float arm increases the amount of water in the bowl while lowering it decreases the level of water.Full Answer >