There is no doubt that the Rainbird 5000 sprinkler head is a remarkable piece of equipment. For manually adjusting your rainwater collection system, simply place that nifty little aerial tower in place and point the nozzle to that fixed right angle stop, then insert a tiny flat headed screwdriver between the adjustment slot and the actual aerial arm, clockwise. Turn that screw clockwise to increase the actual angle, and turn it counterclockwise to reduce the number of sprinkler turns required for your irrigation network. If you find that you need more adjustments than this guide provides, contact an authorized representative of your local sprinkler company.
When installing the rainbird 5000 left side arm, there are two different ways to do so. The first is to drill a hole in the left side wall where the rubber seal is located. This will allow you to drill a smaller hole for the cable to go through, reducing the size of the actual spray head. Be sure to have a helper or friend to assist you here, because using a drill can be dangerous.
In order to install the rainbird 5000 sprinkler head properly, it is important to remember a few key steps. First, we must start with the adjustment screws that control the arm, and the end result is the left side stop. The screws are easy to loosen and remove if you have a few basic hand tools on hand. Once the screws are loosened, and the water is let begin. The first thing that you must do when you begin adjusting your unit is to read the manual, and this will tell you how much water is needed for your current level.
To get started, take a look at your entire head. Make sure that the rubber seals are not cracked or damaged. If they are cracked, then apply some exterior silicone spray to them. This will seal up the cracks and prevent any water from escaping. It is also important to check the connections, and make sure that they are secure. Most rainbird 5000 sprinkler head units include a set of adjustment screws.
The next step is to loosen the screws that control the arm, and the rainbird arm is adjusted by turning the screw clockwise. The adjustment nut will turn clockwise to tighten the left side arm. Next, the clockwise adjustment will loosen the right side arm. Both adjustments should be done until the two adjustments are working in conjunction with one another.
Next, the rear side of the rotors should be cleaned. The dirt will accumulate on the rear rotating parts as they are used, and this can cause the unit to clog and stop irrigation from running correctly. To clean the raingutter, take a putty knife and clean the dirt from around the edge of the rotors. After cleaning the rotors, apply an exterior silicone spray to help seal up any dirt that was left over.
Next, the sprinkler head should be adjusted in the reverse order. The left side should be loosened, while the right side should be tightened. Rotate each tooth clockwise to tighten, and again clean the dirt before applying exterior silicone spray. The entire head should be checked for leaks, and any necessary adjustments made according to manufacturer’s specifications.
After cleaning and fixing all problems, the rainbird 5000 should be reinstalled in reverse order. Connect the nozzles to their spouts, and apply some silicone spray to help seal up any gaskets that may be missing. Turn on the water supply to the property, and adjust the radius adjustment screws until the rainwater falls where you directed it. Turn on the controls to test the system, and if everything is working correctly, hook up the audio and video controls.