Answers and solutions on how to install your Lawn Belt Irrigation kit.
48. How deep do I dig at the head location (U Fitting)? - Top
I have never installed or owned a sprinkler system, so I'm still not sure how yours is put in. The web site makes a big deal out of the fact that you don't have to dig trenches... That the connecting tubing is buried JUST UNDER the turf. But looking at the pictures of the sprinker heads, with the connections coming in at the "sides" AND THEN GOING DOWN, (and without any component dimensions) it appears that one would need to dig a pretty deep trench to get the whole thing buried with the TOP of the sprinkler head at ground level. (It appears that a sprinkler head assembly measures at least 6" from the bottom of the "U" to the top of the head.)
Answer: For the LawnBelt you are cutting a 2"-4" deep into the sod using a flat spade. The spade is rocked back and forth to create a V-shaped opening in the earth. Then the Belt is pressed down into slit just under your sode line.
At each sprinkler head location you dig a deeper and wider V-shaped opening 9-10" down.
- Updated: June 29, 2004