How to Adjust Rainbird 5000 Sprinkler Heads? – Useful Guide

Home irrigation systems include smart sprinklers which help you to spread water in your garden, lawn or yard in some particular period. A Rainbird 5000 is a sprinkler which comes with an rotable head so that it can spray from the fixed left stop. It also has adjustable arc and different radius settings. It is helpful to make proper adjustments for the water patterns, which play an important role to grow and maintain a green lawn.

How to Adjust Rainbird 5000 Sprinkler Heads?

Part 1: Setting the left-hand stop

It may be difficult adjusting Rainbird 5000 left-hand edge stop of the sprinkler spray. For the easy adjustments, you need to know few things first.

You need to set the left-hand stop manually. The right-hand stop can adjust with the +/- change.

Hold the vertical area under the nozzles with one hand, pull that head up and turn the nozzles that discharge water to your left to align it with irrigation and align nozzle parallel to some hard surfaces.

Part 2: Adjusting the Arc of Rainbird 5000

For adjusting Rainbird 5000, hold that small tower and point the nozzle at the fixed left stop and then insert a small flat head screwdriver into the adjustment slot of that arc. It will be on the different side of the head of the sprinkler from the nozzles.

Turn the flat head screwdriver clockwise, to the + sign, to increase the arc.

Turn the screwdriver counterclockwise, to the – sign, to decrease the number of your sprinkler turns.

Part 3: Radius Adjustments

Into the adjustment slot of space, which is on the sprinkler head, insert a small flat-head screwdriver. You can find the range adjustment slot above the nozzles.

Opposite from the arc, turn the screwdriver clockwise to reduce the range of flowing water and turn it anti-clockwise to increase the radius of flowing water from the nozzle.


  • The most convenient time to irrigate your garden is early morning.
  • Run several short irrigation cycles to avoid puddles. It will also give better result to your lush, green lawn.


Here we have explained how to adjust Rainbird 5000 sprinkler head, so it doesn’t spray out and cover the whole garden area. Let us know if you have any other method in mind or have done it practically. You can also ask for any query related to the smart sprinkler systems and their head adjustments or other settings in the comment section.

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