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Old May 13th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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Default Someone stole my sprinkler head!

Can you believe this? I know there is a sprinkler head in the corner of the back yard but it's not popping up. I have dug up the entire corner and can't find a pipe or sprinkler head anywhere. I think someone stole it!!

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Old May 13th, 2005, 01:40 PM
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Thomas a quick fix, just lay out in the area with your good clothes on, works every time!
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Old May 13th, 2005, 03:36 PM
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Honey, if they'll steal the flowers off of graves in the cemetery, which happens a lot around here, they will certainly steal your sprinkler head!
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Old May 13th, 2005, 04:29 PM
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Darn sprinkler head pirates!
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Old May 13th, 2005, 04:48 PM
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If they stole it and you turned on the water, you'd have a big stream of water shooting up where it formally was! If you don't see any water, then it probably just isn't popping up. Take another look,,,,I'll bet you find it.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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You're retired. Use your metal detector. :-)

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Old May 13th, 2005, 05:50 PM
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There seem to be a lot of problems concerning popups these days. Computer popups, yard popups...what next! Even when I've carefully mapped out where all of my sprinkler heads are (fixed & popup), I've had trouble finding some of them when the St. Augustine grass decides to bury them. But I've never heard of both the sprinklers and the attached underground pipes disappearing. Have you noticed a very, very large burrowing animal (I'm thinking 2-foot pipe-eating armadillo) around your property? If not, I'd suggest that you dig some more or rethink where you last saw that rascally popup sprinkler.

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Old May 13th, 2005, 06:39 PM
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The squirrels have dug up my caladiums and the armadillos have dug up my azaleas the moles have created a maze larger than all subway systems worldwide combined but they've never made off with the sprinkler system. Hope it's not catchin'
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Old May 13th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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Sure hope you find it Thomas. That is one of the things I'm not looking forward to. I know we have a sprinkler system in our new house, and I know it isn't working cause one of the sprinkler heads are broken, but have no idea where to even begin to look for any of the sprinkler heads let alone the broken one. Guess it'll be trial and error till we find it.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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Fortunately, I have no sprinkler head to get stolen.

Normally, I don't even water the lawn. I just let the grass do what it wants to do and mow and mulch it every once in a while.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 09:55 PM
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I'm spinning around in circles, and spitting. Do I sound like the missing part?

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Old May 13th, 2005, 10:19 PM
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You have been digging in your own back yard, Thomas?

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Old May 14th, 2005, 02:41 AM
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Thomas... here is a sure fire way to find it !
#1 go to a very expensive store
#2 remove credit card from wallet
#3 buy the most expensive leather shoes in the store
#4 walk around your yard shouting "come out, come out wherever you are"


Bingo, you've found it !!

c ya -
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Old May 14th, 2005, 06:24 PM
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Another sure fire way to find a "missing"sprinkler head or pipe is to try and dig up something or plant something. I have "found" several sprinkler pipes that way. Pulling up an old dead azalea bush and having the roots come up with a sprinkler pipe intertwined in the roots is a true site to behold!

Then I follow the other posters instructions
#1 call sprinkler company
#2 remove credit card from Wallet
#3 be really glad you've already paid for your cruise
#4 swear that you won't dig up any more old plants!
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