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How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers | This Old House

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Published on Nov 19, 2014

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 [https://amzn.to/2Vak5UU] and assorted fittings [https://amzn.to/2VQJqaZ], for delivering water to the system
- 3/8-inch-diameter flexible pipe [https://amzn.to/306v6ud], connects polyethylene pipe to sprinkler spray heads
- pop-up sprinkler spray heads [https://amzn.to/2HaXNxm], used to disperse water onto lawn
- hose clamps [https://amzn.to/2YqvLVL], for securing fittings to hose
- battery-powered timer [https://amzn.to/2vN9J38], automatically turns sprinkler system on and off
- 5-gallon bucket [https://amzn.to/2WCPalx], used to determine how many gallons per minute of water comes from hose bib.
- wire flags [https://amzn.to/2E0gt1X], for pinpointing sprinkler head placement

Tools for How to Install In-Ground Sprinklers:
- pointed shovel [https://amzn.to/2JwBaGA], for digging trench for water-supply pipe
- propane torch [https://amzn.to/306weOt], used to heat pipe ends
- pipe cutters [https://amzn.to/2VtISsd], for cutting polyethylene pipe
- crimping pliers [https://amzn.to/2VrCIsk], for crimping hose clamps onto pipe

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