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
Adjusting the toilet water level involves adjusting the float valve. This valve regulates water flow into the tank to ensure the water level is at the best level for optimal toilet flushing. There are two primary float valve types — concentric valve type and the ball-cock valve type — both of which require the removal of the tank cover to gain access.Full Answer >
Adjust a Square D well pressure switch by turning it clockwise to raise the pressure and counter-clockwise to decrease the pressure. Prior to adjusting the switch, follow safety precautions and look for any faults in the switch components. Adjusting the Square D well pressure switch increases the water pressure through the entire house.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 >