rain of course was not in the picture when i pulled the pipe, hence i was not worried about doing two at once with one machine rental. .it is what it is though.
in the end, i think i like trenching much much better. easy as pie to install and fit together. plus, nothing is under tension for possible failures. no digging down to connect, no nothing, just trench, dig a small amount to set the neads, and test.backfill.done