To help understand what a common wire is, we first need to know what components exist in a sprinkler system.
Electrically, sprinkler systems have 4 parts: a sprinkler timer (that controls when the sprinklers should turn on), a valve solenoid (that recieves signal from the timer), and 2 wires; a signal wire, and a common wire.
Purposes of the two wires
You can think of the signal wire as the deliverer of the signal from the timer. The electrical signal from the timer is sent through the signal wire to the valve, which then uses that signal to turn itself open and allow a sprinkler zone to turn on.
The common signal is used to return the signal to the timer. A good way of thinking of this signal is to remember it needs a loop. It goes to the valve, and then needs a separate way home. The electricity in the signal has to be returned to the timer in order to work properly. So the common wire is a one-way street that leads back to the timer.
Why is there only one common wire at the timer?
The wires all basically are going to an "address." Since there are multiple valves (one for each zone), there are multiple wires. Any time a signal needs to go to a specific zone, there needs to be a wire to that zone.
Conversly, there is usually only 1 sprinkler timer, so only 1 path needs to go to the timer. As this goes in one direction from the valve solenoid to the timer, you can simply use 1 wire to tie all the valves to the single timer.
If there are 2 timers or more on your sprinkler system, you will need a common wire to go to each timer. The wires should make a loop. If a valve is tied to one timer, then a "common" wire should tie back to that same timer.
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If you need to have a common wire replaced or installed, call Sprinkler Master at (720) 577-5542 to get help from the masters at sprinkler repair. We're licensed and insured, and know our way around sprinkler systems, so we can get yours up and running in no time!
When valves go wrong, it can be overwhelming to try to find and fix the problem. They can seem so complicated at first, but when you know what you're doing, you can navigate the troubleshooting, repairing, and re-installing of valve components to get a fully functioning valve.
Valves are pretty complicated, and actually need a lot of care, and a lot of precision when doing repairs. The diaphragm specifically can tear really easily, so while you can attempt repairs for yourself, it can be difficult. If you're not sure if you can do it yourself, don't hesitate to CALL Sprinkler Master here in South Denver to come help you out.
If you're confident in your abilities in doing repairs, and don't mind doing it at your own risk, you can read our full length article linked below. In short, you need to check the solenoids, bleeder valves, flow control valves (if they're present on your valve), and in some cases, you need to even disassemble your valve and clean it out. To learn more, click the link below!
Frustrated!by finding a broken sprinkler head or a PVC pipe that's been shattered by digging in your yard? We know how it can be. We know the stress of trying to find a sprinkler repairman to come try to fix the issue. We know that it can feel like a leap of faith to let a stranger come and work on your home, and you're worried that they'll just do it wrong, or worse, do more damage!
When we call ourselves Sprinkler Master, we mean it. We're truly masters when it comes to sprinkler repairs. We've been doing business repairing sprinklers for over a decade, and 10 years working on sprinkler systems makes us pretty proficinent at it. We're licensed and insured, so you don't have to worry about whether or not we're legitimate, and while we are 100% percent confident we won't do any damage to your property, you can have peace of mind knowing that we're insured in the case of emergencies.
I contacted Sprinkler Masters because of their reviews and was not disappointed. Alex got my sons system up and running at his new home and came and did some repairs for me. We are more than happy and will continue to work with Alex moving forward. He is timely and gets it done. An exceptional person to work with.
When we at Sprinkler Master say we can do affordable sprinkler repairs, what do we mean?
The reality is, every job is different. Different jobs require different parts, different amounts of time, and even different numbers of technicians.
What does that mean?
Unfortunately, it means it's difficult to give a blanket statement, such as "Repairs cost X amount." However, we can tell you this: We charge for time and parts. So you can rest assured that we charge only what we need for the job we do for you.
So, in short, it's hard to give an exact number, but don't let that deter you. We're still confident we can offer you the best prices and the best repairs, so don't hesitate to call us at (720) 577-5542 to get an estimate! You tell us what the job is, we base an estimate off history of similar jobs! We're more than happy to try to work with you to get your sprinklers repaired the way they need to be!
We're the local experts when it comes to all things sprinkler repair, and our reviews show it. We can help you get your sprinkler system up and running in no time. All you need to do is call us or leave us a text at (719) 357-6682
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Sprinkler Repairs Service in Denver, Colorado
Live in the Denver area? Looking for a sprinkler service near you? Look no further than Sprinkler Master here in Denver!
Sprinkler Repairs Services
Have you ever come home after a long day of work just to find a sprinkler head gushing water onto the sidewalk?
That frustration is exactly what Sprinkler Master wants to eliminate! No more groaning, and walking exhausted outside to grab the shovel and digging up your sprinkler, running to the store to grab pipes, coming back and throwing it together again.
Are you a new homeowner looking for ways to improve your home? A landlord who wants to have their properties looking nice without having to personally go out and work on your property?
An automatic sprinkler system is for you! When you call Sprinkler Master to come help you with a sprinkler system installation, you will get a system that meets your needs exactly. We work with you to make sure we know exactly what you want!
Get drip lines installed for your flower beds, pop ups for your park strips, high risers for your garden, and rotor sprinklers for your lawn! CUstomize your features you want, from smart timers to moisture sensors, and anything else you could want!
Sprinkler Master is known for our high quality sprinkler repair and installation services. Over years and years of irrigation sprinkler system experience, we are confident that we are able to provide the best quality sprinkler repair for the best price. That means we are the best, most experienced, and most reliable sprinkler company out there. We are licensed and insured, have years under our belt, and can help you have the beautiful green lawn all the way through the summer.
How much does sprinkler installation cost?
Giving a broad estimate for sprinkler installations is extremely difficult. Cost of installation varies wildly for a lot of different reasons. The cost of a sprinkler installation in the South Denver area depends on the size of your lawn, and whether or not you want extras such as drip lines for your garden, and moisture sensors to help prevent overwatering.
Sprinkler system installations are custom designed for each lawn we do. As we communicate with you, we can change the design to include what you want. Our usual installations include: Enough zones to reasonable cover your lawn, coverage of garden with drip lines or garden sprinklers, a smart sprinkler timer, and valve boxes conveniently located. We can add or remove certain features based on your preferences.
We aim to maximize efficiency. When we come to do a sprinkler installation in your yard, we bring all the tools necessary for the job. We will bring trenchers, the proper shovels, high-end sprinkler heads that aren't available at the box stores, and anything else we need. Our sprinkler installations are done to look and perform like they were installed by professionals, not a DIY project.
Other Sprinkler Services
Sprinkler Master does way more than just sprinkler installations. We are a full-service sprinkler company. No matter what problems you have with your sprinkler system, we can fix it. Even if you're not sure what the problem is, give us a call at (720) 577-5542!
Want to learn how to save water this year while still keeping your lawn green? Visit THIS PAGE to learn more!
Water conservation is a recurring theme every year. Whether your reasons for wanting to save water are financial, environmental, or personal, there are always effective and efficient ways to accomplish your goal of trying to save water in your yard. In this article we're going to cover ways to be more water-conscious in your home, reducing your water usage, and even your water bill.
We at Sprinkler Master have seen it time and time again. Water waste when there's a leak in your system can go through the roof. Oftentimes, people can attribute high water use with just their sprinkler system running. In reality, a house's sprinkler leaks can account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year1. The EPA did a study that says a sprinkler repair could even save 25,000 gallons of water!2 If your sprinkler system has a pipe leak or a sprinkler head that's leaking, getting it repaired by professionals like Sprinkler Master can drastically reduce your water meter reading. Call us today at (720) 577-5542 if you suspect a leak in your sprinkler system.
We might be biased on this one, but we love installing new sprinkler systems as a way to save water usage. With all the new technology that you can get in a sprinkler system, they can be amazingly efficient when it comes to reducing your water bill every month. One person we installed a sprinkler system for told us that his water bill went from over $200 when he was watering by hand to about $70 in Northern Utah. While your results may vary, it can be much, much more efficient to have a computer manage the watering of your lawn with precision. Pair a sprinkler system with a smart timer, and the timer can even do rain delays, give you suggestions and warnings based on what it's seeing in the system, and be activated and deactivated by you from anywhere in the world. On top of that, if you add a moisture sensor, then your system will only water the exact amount it needs in order to keep your lawn watered just enough.
Believe it or not, landscaping can have a massive effect on water usage. While some cities have recommended you remove grass in order to help with drought, Colorado State University published a study recommending people keep their lawns, but landscape effectively. This partly means selecting plants that will work well in your area. If you have plants that are accustomed to your temperatures and rainfall, they're less likely to need constant watering. Reduce water usage by simply getting plants that require less watering. The study also recommends avoiding over-irrigating your lawn. This means you need to understand how much to water your lawn. A new smart timer installed by Sprinkler Master in Denver, CO will help you automate this process and ensure you don't ever over-water your lawn.
When possible, it's also a good idea to design and grade your yard to reduce runoff. This is usually only feasible during early construction, however.
As we've covered in this article, there are a lot of factors that can drastically affect how efficient your sprinkler system is. But the option that requires the least manual work is sprinkler system programming. There have been many studies done on what the best way to water is, but the general priciples are simple.
Only water when the sun is down. This helps the water soak deep into the soil without evaporating too quickly. It also helps the grass to soak up water and prepare for the sun later in the day.
Set up a rain delay. Watering when it's raining doesn't help your grass much at all. Let the rain do the work for you, and keep your water usage down.
Don't water every day. Not watering every day actually promotes stronger grass root growth, and can help the plant to be generally stronger than if you just water every day.
Install a smart timer. Smart timers help drastically reduce overwatering. There isn't any guesswork about how long you need to water, it's all done with calculations by your smart timer when you have a moisture sensor.
Sprinkler heads are a relatively cheap component of your sprinkler system, and most types of sprinkler head have water-efficient versions. Multi-stream pop-up sprinklers, for example, have been proven to save quite a bit of water while still keeping a lawn looking green. Adjusting the nozzle and line pressure in zones with rotor and impact sprinklers can help reduce wasted water as well. If water is misting out of your sprinkler heads, then the pressure in the lines is too high and needs to be reduced. Ensure your sprinklers don't rotate into the sidewalks as well, as that is just water wasted.
When you're installing or even just adjusting your sprinkler systems, take your time to adjust everything properly. It can really make the difference in water usage, as well as your lawn looking good. Ensure a small amount of overlap between sprinklers, properly adjusted nozzles, and good timer practices to avoid dry spots.
If you're looking to get your sprinkler system upgraded, but don't have the time to do it yourself, Sprinkler Master is here to help. Give us a call at (720) 577-5542 to get the highest quality sprinkler repair company to come help you today!
Areas we serve:
Wheat Ridge, CO
Aspen Park, CO
Coal Creek, CO
Dakota Ridge, CO
East Pleasant View, CO
Indian Hills, CO
The South Denver Area
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Sprinkler Services in the southern Denver, CO Area
Sprinkler Master has years of experience with servicing sprinkler systems just like yours. We can help you maintain your sprinkler system, keeping it in perfect working order. If you're looking for a good company to do sprinkler blowout in denver, or a sprinkler head repair, we're here for you.
If you're looking forward to keeping your lawn green and lush throughout the entire watering year, but don't have the time to install, repair, and even blow out your system at the end of the year, don't worry! We're here for you. The Masters at Sprinkler Master in the Southern Denver area have experience with all things sprinklers. We can help you save time, money, and even water when you get your sprinkler systems installed, upgraded, and maintained by Sprinkler Master
How Much Does it Cost to Have your Sprinklers Repaired?
There's no really simple answer to this question, as it depends on what the problem is. We charge a flat service fee of $35, plus time and parts. The reality is that most jobs are quick and relatively cheap for both us as well as you. If you're concerned about us taking longer than is needed, be assured that our first priority is to keep you happy, and it is also in our best interest to complete jobs quickly and effectively, so we can finish more jobs in a day.
How Much Does it Cost to Have your Sprinklers Blown Out?
Sprinkler blowouts start at $60 for up to 6 zones, and go up from there.
How Much Does it Cost to Have a Sprinkler System Installed?
Sprinkler Installations in South Denver can vary massively based on scope, size, and materials. We give custom quotes when we meet with you. Please give us a call at (720) 577-5542 to get a quote from Sprinkler Master as soon as possible!
We're proud of all the work we do. We pride ourselves on extremely high quality work for a very fair price. The speed, quality, and value of our repairs, installations, and blowouts have gotten us through a decade of business doing sprinkler repairs across multiple states. Get your sprinklers service today by Sprinker Master in the south Denver area today!
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Are you in need for more than just sprinkler repairs however? The best thing about us is that we do more than just sprinkler repairs! For installations, winterizations and more, we’re still the company you can trust! If you have irrigation or sprinkler needs, keep reading to see how we can help you get the most out of your lawn!
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Sprinkler Blowouts and Winterizations
Living in Jefferson County gives us ample cold weather and snowfall each year. In fact, according to Bestplaces.net, Jefferson County averages around 72 inches of snowfall a year. On top of the precipitation, in Jefferson County, temperatures are below freezing around 7 months of the year! While the snow and cold freezing weather may not be an irritant to you, it can do a number on your sprinkler system if you’re unprepared. Getting your sprinkler system winterized or blown out by a Sprinkler Master will save you more than just headaches. Oftentimes, when you don’t blowout and winterize your sprinkler system, leftover water in your irrigation piping can burst and crack your sprinkler lines. By calling Sprinkler Master Repair (Jefferson County, CO) at (720) 577-5542, you can get in on the best winterization and blowout services around!
We’re saving the best for last right here. Repairs of any kind almost need to happen all the time. Whether something is old or new, it’ll break down eventually. With components and parts to your sprinkler system, the same thing is true! Severe weathering, accidents, over pressurizing and more can damage your sprinkler system. At Sprinkler Master Repair (Jefferson County, CO), sprinkler repair is in our blood and in our namesake. It’s what we’re known for because the need is always so great. When you’re in need of sprinkler repairs, don’t make the mistake of trusting those self-help guides on YouTube; trust ours. Make the right choice and call (720) 577-5542 to get a Sprinkler Master on the job!
We Come to You around Jefferson County!
When you call Sprinkler Master Repair (Jefferson County, CO) at (720) 577-5542, you’ll understand that we’ve done away with the idea of a traditional storefront. We don’t believe it’s right for you to have to get in the car and find us. We find you around the bulk of Jefferson County. Say goodbye to getting lost in backroads and unfamiliar neighborhoods, and say hello to the service of the present. Schedule an appointment for the following locations:
If the cities and towns of Jefferson County don’t suite your location, try getting touch with our other Colorado-based Sprinkler Master Franchise locations in Douglas County (Sprinkler Master) or Colorado Springs (Dr. Sprinkler Repair). For all things Sprinkler Master Repair in Jefferson County however, simply call (720) 577-5542 to schedule your very own appointment for a better lawn today. At Sprinkler Master Repair (Jefferson County, CO) we strive to install the best and repair the rest, and we’d love for you to see what we mean.