How To Adjust Yard Enforcer (Easy Fix)

The Yard Enforcer is the ultimate in-yard security system. It protects your property from intruders with a high-powered jet spray, motion detection lights, and infrared beams. 

The Yard Enforcer also has adjustable sensitivity so you can adjust it to fit your needs and your yard’s layout. In this article, we’ll walk you through all the different adjustments you can make on this amazing device!

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Align the sensors:

The Yard Enforcer is equipped with two sensors, one for the left and one for the right. The sensors need to be aligned so that they cover an equal amount of your yard. If you have a large yard, this process may take some time as you will need to make adjustments and then test them before moving on to another section.

Adjusting spray pattern:

If you are using a pressure washer with multiple nozzles or different spray patterns, it is important that they all work properly in order to avoid spraying water where you don’t want it (i.e., on your house). 

There are various ways that this can be achieved: turning off certain nozzles; adjusting either pressure or flow settings; or changing heads altogether (for example if yours isn’t adjustable). 

These steps may vary depending on which machine you have purchased; please refer directly below under “Working With Your Machine” for specific instructions!

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 Mode Selection

Motion detection mode senses movement and sprays an invisible jet of water to deter the intruder. If you set this to continuous, it will spray until there is no more motion detected.

Manual mode allows you to control when the Yard Enforcer goes off by pressing the button on top of it (you can also use this button with any other modes).

Sensor sensitivity can be adjusted from 1 to 100, with higher numbers being more sensitive and lower numbers being less sensitive. 

The default setting is 50, which means that your yard protector will go off if something moves within 50 feet of its location (25 feet in front; 25 feet behind).

Jet Spray Distance: You can adjust how far away from your fence or wall that the jet will spray at by turning a dial on top of your Yard Enforcer device.

 Battery Replacement

Remove the battery cover by lifting it straight up and out of its slot in the front of the unit’s control box.

To remove the old battery, first press down on its tab while pulling upward to release it from its compartment in the back of Yard Enforcer’s control box. Then gently lift out your old battery (it may be hot).

Insert a new 9-volt alkaline battery into your Yard Enforcer’s compartment with positive side down, negative side up and contact points facing left so that its spring tabs are aligned with those on top of their holder as shown below:

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The Sensitivity setting adjusts the detector’s sensitivity level. You can increase or decrease the sensitivity to detect smaller objects or larger objects, respectively.

You may need to adjust this setting depending on your environment and what you want it to detect. For example:

If you live in an area with many large rocks that might be mistaken for buried items, increase the sensitivity level. This way, even when there are large rocks close by, they are still detected by the Yard Enforcer and included in its sweep pattern.

If your yard is covered in leaves or other debris that could be mistaken for buried items or metal stakes, decrease the sensitivity level so that these objects aren’t included in its sweep pattern

Jet Spray Distance

The jet spray distance is the next setting on your yard Enforcer. Adjusting this setting determines how far your jet spray will reach and hit weeds. The farther away you are, the larger the area it covers. 

However, if you adjust this too high, you may accidentally hit other plants or trees with your weed killer. 

It’s important to make sure that your plants aren’t in direct line with the jet spray so they won’t be harmed by it either!

If you have any questions about which setting works best for you and what kind of weather conditions will affect its performance, feel free to contact us here at Lawn Horrors! We’re always happy to help out our customers!

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Water Flow Adjustment

The Yard Enforcer’s water flow adjustment is a simple process. It’s important to make sure your sprinkler timer is set properly, then follow these steps:

Turn the dial on your yard enforcer clockwise until it reaches 5 o’clock (the setting before full-on).

Find a place where you can stand and get an unobstructed view of your sprinkler head, as well as someplace safe to stand in case things get wet!

Press “Start” on the remote control and wait for water to come out of the sprinkler head.

Keep adjusting until you reach the desired amount of water flow. The more pressure inside the hose (due to higher water levels), the more force will be exerted by each spray head.

Spray Pattern

After you’ve adjusted the height, it’s time to adjust the spray pattern.

The spray pattern is how far and wide the water will go when you turn it on. You can adjust this on your Yard Enforcer by turning an adjustment valve on top of the device. 

If you want to widen your spray pattern, turn clockwise; if you want to narrow it, turn counterclockwise.

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Angle of the Motion Detector Beam

The Motion Detector Beam should be mounted at a 45 degree angle. If the beam is too low or too high, it will not detect your pet’s presence correctly.

The Motion Detector Beam should be mounted at least 2 inches from the ground so that it does not trigger when a small animal runs under it like gophers, rabbits or chipmunks.

Recommended Angle for Motion Detector Beam Table

AngleDetection Coverage
45 degreesThe recommended angle for mounting your motion detector beam. This angle allows for optimal detection coverage of your pet’s presence.
Too LowIf the beam is mounted too low, it may not detect your pet’s presence correctly. This can lead to missed alerts or false alarms.
Too HighIf the beam is mounted too high, it may also miss detecting your pet’s presence or may detect movement from other sources, such as trees or birds.
Adjusting the AngleIf you need to adjust the angle of your motion detector beam, be sure to consult the manufacturer’s instructions and follow proper safety procedures.
Testing the CoverageAfter mounting and adjusting your motion detector beam, be sure to test the detection coverage to ensure that it is working correctly. You can do this by walking around your desired detection area and observing the alarm or alert notifications.

Interval Timer (Cycle) Adjustment

The Interval Timer is a feature that allows the machine to cycle through its entire program at specified intervals. 

The interval timer has a range of 1 to 60 minutes, which can be set using the arrow keys on your remote control or by pressing UP or DOWN on the face of your Yard Enforcer.

To change this time setting, press and hold both keys for approximately 5 seconds until you hear two beeps. Then continue to press UP or DOWN until you have selected your desired interval time between 1 and 60 minutes.

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Continuous Timer Adjustment

The continuous timer allows you to adjust the amount of time your Yard Enforcer will run each day. 

The device comes preset with a 20-minute delay, which is great for most situations, but if you have a large garden or live in an area with temperatures that drop below freezing at night, you may want to increase the amount of time that your Yard Enforcer turns on and off.

To make this adjustment:

  • Enter your passcode into the keypad (if necessary).
  • Press “0” until it reads “Use New Settings?” Yes”.

Night Time Only Operation (Day/Night Sensor)

The Day/Night Sensor is located on the side of the unit. The sensor must be positioned so that it faces the area you want to protect, and so that it is not obstructed by trees or bushes.

It should also be positioned so that it is not obstructed by other objects, as this may cause false alarms.

Test Button and Display Indicator Lights

The TEST button on the back of the unit is used to test the Yard Enforcer and its motion sensor. Pressing this button will light up a green LED indicator light on top of the unit, indicating that it has been activated. 

If you want to test your Yard Enforcer’s motion sensor, simply place something small in front of it (like a wallet or cellphone) and press TEST again; if everything is working properly, it should start beeping!

X-Y Axis Alignment (Adjustable Mounting Pedestal)

The adjustable pedestal mounts to the bed carriage and allows you to adjust the position of your yard equipment. 

Adjust the pedestal so that it is level with any obstacles in front of your mower (such as shrubs or trees) and at a height that feels comfortable for you.

The mounting pedestal has two locking knobs on either side of it. To lock them in place, simply turn each knob until they are tight against the mounting block. 

To remove them from their locked position, just turn each knob counterclockwise until you can remove them from their respective mounting blocks.

Adjustable Mounting Pedestal Table

The X-axis of the adjustable pedestal allows for horizontal adjustment of your yard equipment’s position.The Y-axis of the adjustable pedestal allows for vertical adjustment of your yard equipment’s position.
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Cleaning Water Valve Assembly

Remove the water valve assembly from the unit.

Disassemble the water valve assembly, removing any dirt and debris with a soft brush and warm water (Figures 2 & 3). 

Start with the inlet screen, then clean each part thoroughly by hand or place in a dishwasher until completely dry before reassembling it.


Adjusting your yard enforcer is easy to do and will allow you to customize it to your own specific needs. 

You can change the sensitivity, adjust the water flow and make other adjustments for maximum effectiveness of this product.

Further Reading

Here are some additional resources that may be helpful for learning more about yard hydrants:

Watersource Yard Hydrant Installation Manual (PDF): This manual provides detailed instructions for installing a Watersource yard hydrant, including information on pipe connections, mounting, and maintenance.

How to Replace a Frost-Free Hydrant: This article from The Spruce provides guidance on how to replace a damaged or malfunctioning frost-free yard hydrant, including tips on tools, techniques, and safety precautions.

Frost-Free Yard Hydrant Repair: If your frost-free yard hydrant is leaking or not operating properly, this article provides instruction on troubleshooting common issues and making repairs.


What is a yard hydrant?

A yard hydrant is a type of outdoor water faucet that is designed to provide access to water in remote locations, such as a pasture, garden, or barnyard. Unlike traditional outdoor faucets, a yard hydrant is installed below the frost line in order to prevent freezing during winter months.

How does a yard hydrant work?

A yard hydrant operates by using a plunger to release water from a below-ground reservoir up through a vertical pipe and out of the spout above ground. When the handle of the hydrant is pushed down, the plunger moves and water flows up through the vertical pipe and out of the spout. When the handle is released, the plunger returns to its original position, shutting off the water flow and allowing the remaining water in the vertical pipe to drain back into the reservoir below ground.

How do I install a yard hydrant?

The process for installing a yard hydrant depends on the type and model of hydrant you are using, as well as the layout of your property. However, in general, installation will involve excavating a hole for the hydrant, connecting it to your water supply line, and securing it with mounting hardware. Consult the installation instructions provided with your yard hydrant for detailed guidance.

How do I maintain my yard hydrant?

To maintain your yard hydrant and ensure it functions properly, you should periodically inspect the hydrant for leaks, damage, or signs of wear. You may need to replace certain parts, such as the plunger, handle, or O-rings, over time. It is also important to follow proper procedures for winterizing or shutting off your yard hydrant during colder months to prevent freezing and potential damage.

How do I troubleshoot problems with my yard hydrant?

If your yard hydrant is not providing water or is malfunctioning, it could be due to a variety of issues, such as a clogged screen, a damaged plunger, or a malfunctioning valve. You can troubleshoot common problems with your yard hydrant by inspecting the hydrant for damage or debris, testing the operation of the handle and plunger, and performing basic repairs such as replacing O-rings or adjusting the packing nut. If problems persist, consult your yard hydrant’s owner’s manual or contact a professional plumber for assistance.