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Old 10-13-2011, 08:43 PM
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Absolutely not, name of the game is winterize and move on - make a list and work on when slow in winter..
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:01 PM
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I usually tell the customer that there's no need to fix it now, as it may get broken during the winter - snow plow, snow blower, shovel, whatever.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:46 AM
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I usually tell the customer that there's no need to fix it now, as it may get broken during the winter - snow plow, snow blower, shovel, whatever.
That changes their mind real quick.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:44 PM
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I can't believe you guys would not make simple repairs to keep water from getting back in. If you repair it later ground water has probably already filled the pipe.
I've replaced pipe from freeze damage, some 20 -40 ft long from idiots that don't know what their doing.
I do my best to make sure the system is blown out and no ground water can enter.
Half the time I spend winterizing is waiting. It's no big deal to replace a nozzle, busted head or even repair a pipe break. Charge extra but do it before you need to blow it again.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:37 PM
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I can't believe you guys would not make simple repairs to keep water from getting back in. If you repair it later ground water has probably already filled the pipe.
I've replaced pipe from freeze damage, some 20 -40 ft long from idiots that don't know what their doing.
I do my best to make sure the system is blown out and no ground water can enter.
Half the time I spend winterizing is waiting. It's no big deal to replace a nozzle, busted head or even repair a pipe break. Charge extra but do it before you need to blow it again.
I repair when I winterize 90% of the time. Today I only did 6 yards and 1 yard (neighbor) I did not fix the head...Do it in the spring when I startup...

The complete sys was blown out so it was not needed right now.
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:57 PM
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I just dont have the time

Winterizing starting 7am and ending at 5pm with averagely 30 minutes per house depending on the size that's 20 houses per day. Could me more could be less
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:30 PM
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Half the time I spend winterizing is waiting.
For what? A train, plane or Godot?
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:35 PM
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:37 PM
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