stops a problem that until now had little or no resolution; the
uncontrolled waste of water from a damaged or missing sprinkler
head. When properly installed, the GeiserMiser
will stop these wasteful Geysers every time the sprinkler system zone turns on, and at the same time allows all remaining
undamaged heads to water normally.
There are two
basic installation scenarios; installation in a new system or the retrofitting
of an existing system. In the first case, installation is extremely
simple. The GeiserMiser has been designed with a ½” NPT male thread
on the input side so it simply threads into the supply line tee fitting
and the sprinkler head and riser thread into the output end of the GeiserMiser.
(Note: Orientation of the GeiserMiser is of no consequence to its
operation. It can be installed vertically, horizontally or even upside
down!) There are no special fittings or adapters required. Using extensions
or adapters such as corrugated flexible tubing before or after the GeiserMiser
may impair its function. If these type of devices are utilized it is
recommended that the inner diameter of these devices be of the same
diameter as the supply line feeding the sprinkler head and that no device
exceed 6-inches in length.
If the GeiserMiser
is being retrofitted into an existing system, the installer must locate
each sprinkler head and dig a hole around the head deep enough to expose
the tee fitting supplying the head. The head should then be removed,
being careful not to allow dirt or debris to fall into the supply line.
Once the head is removed, simply thread the GeiserMiser into the
tee fitting, and trim the riser to allow the top of the head to be level
with the grade of the lawn, thread the sprinkler head onto the riser
and fill the hole up with the dirt that was removed.
In order to
properly protect your system, one GeiserMiser should be installed
between the supply line and each sprinkler head in the system.
The GeiserMiser works on the principles of pressure and flow. If
multiple heads in a single zone are damaged or missing at the same time,
depending on the pressure and flow when the zone is activated, GeiserMiser
may not stop the flow of water to all heads. More often than not, a
single head becomes damaged, typically from being run over by lawn maintenance
equipment, automobiles or pedestrians and sometimes just due to the
age of the sprinkler head and its exposure to the elements. A single
damaged or missing sprinkler head can waste up to 750 gallons of water
per hour of operation.
landscaping investment and install the one and only GeiserMiser.