03 Jan 2023

How to Adjust Rainbird 5000 Rotors

Sprinkler Master sprinkler repair technician adjusting a Rainbird 5000 sprinkler.

Maintaining a healthy, beautiful lawn starts with keeping your sprinkler system in top condition. Rainbird 5000 rotors are reliable and popular choices, and adjusting Rain Bird 5000 rotors is easy once you know how. 

Here’s a quick guide to get you started:

Tools You’ll Need:

Adjusting the Arc

The arc is the range of rotation from side to side. Rainbird 5000 rotors can be adjusted between 40 degrees and 360 degrees.

  • Turn on your system and stand behind the water spray. Gently grab the head of the rotor below the spray and turn it from side to side to determine the current arc.
  • To adjust the starting point of the arc, turn the rotor head to the desired starting point and gently force it to turn.
  • The arc adjustment screw is located on the top of the rotor head. To narrow the arc, turn the screw counterclockwise. To widen the arc, turn the screw clockwise. Test the arc by turning the head again and adjusting as needed.

Adjusting the Distance of the Spray

The distance of the spray (or radius) is how far the rotor can throw the water from itself. Rainbird 5000 rotors have an adjustable radius between 25 and 50 feet or 7.5 and 15 meters.

  • If you need to change the nozzle, choose one that is slightly larger than the desired distance. Remove the old nozzle by turning it counterclockwise. Attach the new nozzle by turning it clockwise.
  • To adjust the distance, locate the distance adjustment screw. It’s usually located on the side of the rotor head. Turn the screw clockwise to increase the distance or counterclockwise to decrease it. Test the distance and adjust as needed.

Other Adjustments for Rain Bird 5000s

  • If your rotor is spraying too high or too low, you can adjust the height of the head by turning the height adjustment screw. It’s usually located on the top of the head. Turn the screw clockwise to raise the head or counterclockwise to lower it.
  • If your rotor is tilted at an incorrect angle, you can use a shovel to gently lift it up and reset it.

Contact Us

That’s it! With these simple steps, you’ll be able to easily adjust your Rainbird 5000 rotor and keep your sprinkler system running smoothly. 

If you have any further questions or need help with your Rainbird system, don’t hesitate to contact us at (435) 760-0827 or check out what repair service we offer. We’re here to help!

This is a condensed version of an article on our company’s main website. For the full article visit: How to Adjust the Rainbird 5000 (EASY) – Sprinkler Master Repair

19 Jan 2022

Sprinkler Installation in Cache Valley, Utah

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Sprinkler Master offers the fastest, highest quality sprinkler installation in Cache Valley, Utah.


Not only do we offer sprinkler repairs, winterizations, and start-ups on existing automatic sprinkler systems, Sprinkler Master installs the best automatic sprinkler systems in the greater Logan, Utah area.


When you call Sprinkler Master, we talk with you to figure out exactly what you need for your lawn. Once we understand what it is that you want, we take care of everything else. From digging the trenches, to adjusting the sprinkler heads and nozzles, we custom tailor your sprinkler system to your yard. The automatic sprinkler system you’re left with will raise your property value, keep your lawn looking lush and green, and save you time and effort keeping your lawn looking good.


We will optimize the sprinkler timer, watering your lawn at the perfect time of day. Your grass will get water only when it needs it, and that will reduce wastewater.


If you’re looking for the best sprinkler system installation in Cache Valley, give Sprinkler Master a call at (435) 760-0827.




03 Oct 2016

Winterize Your Lawnmower in 2 Easy Steps

Winterize Your Lawnmower in 2 Easy Steps.  By: Consumer Reports


When storing your lawnmower for the winter, Consumer Reports’ experts say these two tips are must-dos to ensure your mower will be up and running when you need it in the spring.

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