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View Poll Results: One question! Do you guys blow the lines clear of all water or leave a little in?
Crystal Clear! 7 38.89%
Let it go til my cig is done 1 5.56%
leave a little water in. 7 38.89%
F*** it! 3 16.67%
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:21 PM
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:20 PM
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I warrant mine to be no freeze damage in the spring or I fix it.


The standard blow is 1 min on each zone..... twice.
Only takes a few mins to make me sleep good knowing I'm not going to be paying for repairs in the spring.
Bigger systems or drip lines can take longer.
Smaller systems with small zones may be less time.
You warranty is commendable. We dont get freeze damage at all (except for the above ground backflow valves) and we still do spring start ups and without fail something is always broken.

That is amazing customer service, just be careful not to put yourself out of business doing that. A lot of things break over the winter that isnt freeze damage.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:48 PM
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The problem with guaranteeing against freeze damage, is that valves get mistakenly opened in the winter, and even when they aren't tampered with, ball valves can fail to be drip-tight when closed.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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You warranty is commendable. We dont get freeze damage at all (except for the above ground backflow valves) and we still do spring start ups and without fail something is always broken.

That is amazing customer service, just be careful not to put yourself out of business doing that. A lot of things break over the winter that isnt freeze damage.





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Old 09-07-2011, 08:47 PM
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The problem with guaranteeing against freeze damage, is that valves get mistakenly opened in the winter, and even when they aren't tampered with, ball valves can fail to be drip-tight when closed.





I protect myself as much as I can.

The supply valve is shut, the ball valves at the back flow are shut and the
test cocks are left open.
I expect to get bit one day but until then my warranty brings me business.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:01 PM
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I protect myself as much as I can.

The supply valve is shut, the ball valves at the back flow are shut and the
test cocks are left open.
I expect to get bit one day but until then my warranty brings me business.
Got to love the guy that stands behind his work. You better be in good with the Man upstairs, or that might bite you hard in the future.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:53 PM
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Got to love the guy that stands behind his work.
Does that mean you love me?
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:00 PM
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Does that mean you love me?
Seems to me ,sonny,that your grandpappy told us, (after he beat the crap out of us and threw us in the outhouse), that you EARN love, it's not a given.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:12 PM
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The problem with guaranteeing against freeze damage, is that valves get mistakenly opened in the winter, and even when they aren't tampered with, ball valves can fail to be drip-tight when closed.
I warentee blowouts as well. I have been toying with the idea of adding a lockable ball valve on just before the backflow on all my new installs. Then at winterization it would be locked to be sure it is not "accidentally" turned back on
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:47 PM
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I warentee blowouts as well. I have been toying with the idea of adding a lockable ball valve on just before the backflow on all my new installs. Then at winterization it would be locked to be sure it is not "accidentally" turned back on






If I ever have a serious issue you can be sure that'll happen.


I've been trying to come up with a way of taping off or zip tying off the supply valve so that if that seal is broken in the spring the warranty is void.
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