Aerobic System - How to lower sprinkler head below pipe level?

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    Charles Mayo

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    I need to replace a sprinkler head (Rain Bird Maxi-Paw or equivalent) on my aerobic system, and have found that the outflow piping was laid too shallow to mount the pop-up head flush with the ground. I know zip about septic systems, plumbing and irrigation... any reason I shouldn't put a downward-facing tee on the line, then angle it off to one side and mount the head a few inches below the pipe (see attachment)?
     

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    FishScreener

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    A series of four ninety degree fittings, was traditional. Now a three foot long flex line. Any good turf and sprinkler supply store will have them.
     
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    90.png Like fish said. threaded 90's.
    you don't need to tape them.
     
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    Charles Mayo

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    Thanks guys, I went with the flexible tubing and it worked great!
     

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