broken sprinkler head geysers

Hi everyone,
Recently a broken sprinkler head outside shot up water and caused water damange inside my condominium. When I reported the damage to my HOA board, they did not believe a sprinkler could actually shoot up water high enough to cause damage in my property, so they denied my claim to fix the damage.
I personally know it is possible for broken sprinkler geysers to shoot up quite high, and I found a number of web pages discussing this. However, I didn't find enough web pages that specifically described the height the geyser can reach.
I would appreciate it if people could describe to me their personal experiences with broken sprinkler heads and geysers shooting up so that I may bring more "evidence" to try and convince the HOA board. Specifics on how high the geysers reached would be appreciated.
Thanks, Al
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

You are not going to get specifics. Everyone knows that sprinkler heads shoot water up if broken. How high depends on a bunch of factors: pressure, flow, size of line, type of head, etc....
You didn't specifiy the damage or link to any photos, but I think going to the company who services your condo's sprinkler system would get you the results you need.
Kirb
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

go bust one, and take pictures, I've seen them shooting 15' high
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I busted one (unknowingly) with a mower near my bedroom window, had the window open all night and was abruptly awoken at 5am with sprinkles of water.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
1) Invite condo association offical to your residence, have said person stand near back of house 2) turn on sprinkler
--

Christopher A. Young
Do good work.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.