1. SET THE PATTERN
The Quick-Snap Spray waters a rectangle with a fine spray mist. Changes to the spray pattern should be made before the unit is installed in the ground. Grasp the grey nozzle top and pull the riser up out of the canister. While holding the riser firmly to prevent it from moving, twist the grey nozzle to the right to select the pattern you want.
If your fingers are not strong enough to lift the riser up you may change the pattern setting by taking the following steps: (1) Unscrew the Top from the Canister. (2) Lift the Riser out of the Canister. (3) Push the Top down to expose the Riser. This will compress the spring and reveal the nozzle. (4) Grasp the Riser firmly with your hand. (5) Turn the grip edge of the Nozzle to the right to the desired rectangle setting. (6) Allow the Top to gently slide back into place. (7) Lower the Riser into the Canister and screw the Top firmly into place.
2. PICK THE LOCATION
The Spray unit must be placed along the side of the spray pattern, at the center point. You may attach a hose and turn on the water to see the pattern. Do not worry about the direction of the hose attachment or the direction of the spray as they are adjusted later.
3. DIG A HOLE
4. PUT IT IN
Dig the hole about 7 1/2 inches deep and 4 inches across. It should be deep enough so that the top of the sprinkler is level with the soil surface. IMPORTANT: make sure the unit is buried low enough to pass under your lawn mower blade. It’s OK for the unit to rest right on the bottom of the hole.
Twist the top of the hose connector assembly so it points in the direction you want to attach the hose. Place the unit in the hole and pack the dirt in around it. Leave a depression for the hose connector to lie down in the dirt for mowing. Pack in bits of sod at the top of the hole to help hide the unit and speed lawn recovery.
5. MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
Now you can align the spray to the box shape you want to water. With the water running, the riser has popped up. Grasp the entire riser and turn it so the water falls within the area you want to water. You're finished!
USING, MAINTAINING, AND WINTERIZING A
1. USING A QUICK-SNAP SPRAY
After you’ve buried the unit in the ground, swing the male hose connector up. Remove the orange cap and place it right next to the Spray so you can find it later. Thread the female quick-connect onto your garden hose. Push the female connector onto the male connector until you hear a loud click. If you have not pushed it on all the way, water will leak out the sides. The riser of the Spray will pop up immediately. To remove the hose connector from the Quick-Snap, slide the sleeve on the female connector back toward the hose. The flow of water from the hose will automatically stop. Replace the orange cap. Swing the male connector on the Spray down to lie flat beneath your lawn mower blade.
2. INSPECTING AND CLEANING THE FILTER
In the unlikely event that the nozzle seems clogged, you may clean its filter. The filter of the QS Spray is in the riser just beneath the nozzle. It may be removed and rinsed off. Place your hand or foot on the quick-connect to hold the unit in the ground. Unscrew the top of the Spray canister and lift the riser out. Slide the top down to expose the nozzle. Unthread the nozzle and pull the filter out of the riser. Rinse and replace.
In order to prevent freeze damage to your Quick-Snap unit, you must make sure the water is removed before freezing. You may: (1) Remove the whole unit from the ground and replace it in the Spring; or (2) Take off the orange cap and allow the water inside to evaporate; or (3) Order an Air Purge from our website and blow the water out with a bicycle tire pump. Just attach the bicycle pump, and pump out enough of the water to eliminate the risk of freeze damage to the unit.