Tip of the day: Duct tape will not seal a hole in a main line of a sprinkler system. It will however, make the leaking slow enough that you can still run the sprinklers in the 100 degree weather without flooding the rest of the yard. Bonus Tip of the Day: When you’re pushing the new metal hose stand into the ground, and even after you clear all the rocks out of the way, there is still something in the ground that doesn’t really want to be poked, stop. Consider what might be under there.
Or… do what I did and step on it hard and feel pleased when the metal pole slides all the way into the ground.
On the agenda tonight: finding a more permanent solution to the leak issues.