A replacement sprinkler head doesn’t have to be the same brand as the broken head. But it does have to be the same type: pop-up (stationary, rotor- or gear-driven rotor) or impact. And the new head must also match the inches-per-hour (iph) or gallons-per-minute (gpm) delivery rate of the old head.
Also question is, what are the different types of sprinkler heads?
Sprinkler Head Distribution Types
- Pendant Sprinkler Head.
- Concealed Pendant Sprinkler Head.
- Upright Sprinkler Head.
- Side Wall Sprinkler Head.
Furthermore, are Hunter and Rainbird sprinkler heads interchangeable? The answer lies in durability. In general, Hunter components — the tubes and pipes, heads and rotors and the sensors — are just a little bit more durable. That’s not to say that Rainbird sprinkler systems won’t last a long time.
Considering this, are all sprinkler heads the same size?
Most manufacturers classify these as “spray heads” in their catalogs. They are called rotary nozzles because they are a very small rotor that is the same size as the standard nozzle on a spray-type sprinkler. Thus they fit onto the smaller, and less expensive, spray head pop-up bodies.
Can I cap off a sprinkler head?
To cap off a sprinkler, dig up the dirt around the head you want to remove exposing the pipe and fittings below. Install a cap or plug of the appropriate size/thread to stop water from flowing out of the fitting after the sprinkler is removed.