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Big Freeze

Posted by Retired Geezer on September 6, 2007

Here’s another example of what could happen if you don’t get your lines blown out.

I’ve repaired more broken fittings this year. It must have frozen pretty hard.

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Blow Out your System Early

Posted by Retired Geezer on September 5, 2007

The irrigation water is off in most of the Boise area.

That’s about a month and a half early!

Now is the time to get your Sprinklers blown out and avoid the crunch.

Here’s one of many cracked pipes that I repaired this spring.

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Frozen Sprinkler Manifold

Posted by Retired Geezer on November 4, 2006

I have a good customer that moved here from a warmer climate.

I told him 3 weeks ago that he should have his sprinks blown out but the weather was beautiful and he wanted to keep his water on a little bit longer.

He went out of town for a few days. While he was gone, we had 3 days in a row where the temperature dropped below 20 degrees at night. He came home to a flood.

He called me and I went over there yesterday. His manifold was all cracked and split. I was unable to get any air through the lines because there was still ice in them.
The best I could do was cut all the poly lines to his stations so that the ice might melt and run out on it’s own.


I might be able to rig up an adaptor for the individual lines but the major damage has already been done.

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Frozen Anti-Siphon Valve

Posted by Retired Geezer on May 22, 2006

I'm getting a few jobs, repairing ice damage from this winter.

Do you see the two cracks?

Frozen water can generate tremendous pressure.

It's much cheaper to get your system properly Winterized, than to repair the damage in the Spring.

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