Who invented the lawn sprinkler?
The first US patent with the title "lawn sprinkler" was issued to J. Lessler of Buffalo, New York in 1871 (#121949). Early examples of water-propelled, rotating lawn sprinklers were patented by J. Oswald in 1890 (#425340) and J. S. Woolsey in 1891 (#457099) among a gazillion others.
Who was a Child of former slaves invented the iron board the lawn sprinkler and many other useful things?
Joseph H. Smith was an African American born into slavery who invented an improved version of the lawn sprinkler. He was not the first person to invent and patent the lawn sprinkler, but his sprinkler patents improved on the original idea. After creating his first sprinkler, he continued to improve it and patented a second version.
What would cause air to sputter from faucets and toilets after your lawn sprinkler runs through a cycle?
LAWN SPRINKLERS HAVE A VERY LARGE PIPE(USUALLY A 1 INCH) WHILE THE REST OF THE HOME USUALLY HAS A SMALLER LINE. WHEN THE SPRINKLER VALVE IS OPENED, WATER FROM THE UPPER PART OF THE HOUSE CAN DRAIN INTO THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM LEAVING AIR POCKETS. WHEN YOU SHUT OFF THE SPRINKLER THIS AIR IS EJECTED FROM THE HOUSE FIXTURES. OTHER THAN THE SURPRISE, IT SHOULD POSE NO PROBLEM.
An irrigation sprinkler is a device that applies water to plants, mimicking the effect of rain, as it is done in lawn, garden and agricultural irrigation. A fire sprinkler is a device that discharges water when the effects of a fire have been detected, such as when a predetermined temperature has been reached.