I have Hunter PGP Sprinklers installed, and they do an outstanding job. One sprinkler, however, has just stopped rotating, and I cannot get it to respond to any adjustments with the Hunter PGP adjustment tool. Any ideas other than replacing the sprinkler? Thank you. Ross
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Fans are not difficult to replace / install. The difficult part is the lifting and support part when connecting the wiring and securing the support in place. The main safety feature is to turn off the power at the circuit breaker or fuse panel, don't just use the wall switch.
If you can get two ladders in place and have someone hold the fan while you disconnect the support from the ceiling bracket and disconnect the wiring it is a very simple job.
Otherwise, you just have to take your time and make sure to follow the instructions and connect the house wires to the correct fan wires.
If you do not feel confident, then it is best to find an electrician or handyman who can do the job for you.
How do I run each valve when winterizing my system? I have completed the other steps, but not sure how to run each valve for a couple of seconds. I have set the system to run all valves for one minute but see no evidence of water draining.
Assuming these ceiling fans are infact the 23827 Hunter Original, did you put the bottle of oil which came with the fan in them? The Hunter original requires this bottle of oil for lubrication. If you had them installed, the installer may have not put the oil in.
with the motor/s off, spin the blades. Do they spin for a long time, or do they come to a stop quickly? If these fans were just installed, the biggest likelyhood is that the bearings are seizing from lack of lubrication.
The oil hole may be on the switch housing, as in this .pdf http://www.hunterfan.com/uploadedFiles/Support/Owner_Manuals/41556.pdf
Or it may be on top of the fan, as in this .pdf http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfimages/52/527f2153-5314-45aa-8cd1-310b94adc671.pdf
Hunter has released the PGJ sprinkler, a direct replacement of the PGM series. With a rubber cover and the smaller PGP type gear drive, the PGJ series rotor should solve your issue. I would look at www.hunterindustries.com and find a wholesaler near you for costs of replacing your PGM sprinklers.
I googled Hunter sprinkler heads and where to purchase them. In my area (the East bay, Tri-Valley) in Nothern California.
I went to Ewing Irrigation in Dublin, CA and found the Hunter sprinkler heads there. The man working the counter got two for me and he demonstrated how to change the head by unscrewing it from the base at or just below ground level by removing the old one and screwing in the new head. He also showed me how to adjust them with the spray pattern. You will need the little tool that comes with the sprayer head.
Making sure the center arrow is completely to the left and rotate the head to the right then back to left. They are set to a 180% spray pattern from the manufacturer. If you want a bigger pattern you turn the adjuster toward the ( + ) side and if you want less pattern you turn the adjuster to the ( - ) side. He showed me how to install the red sprayer inserts by simply pushing them in the cavity making sure the little u shaped indentation is pointing up to allow for the set screw to go through to adjust the spary.The spray varies in distance and amount of water being emitted from the head depending upon the insert used.
I was able to replace the Hunter head, adjust the spray and changed out the insert a few times until I found the one I liked. I used needle nose pliers to remove the initial spray insert that the man @ Ewing installed until I found the one that worked best.
I found using needle nose pliers makes it very easy to grasp the little inserts for replacing.