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Old 10-29-2012, 09:55 PM
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In Maryland we start in late sept for the snow birds heading south , after oct 15 it gets busy , we are done by dec 15 . anything past thanksgiving is pushing it .
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:09 PM
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Question for some of you cold weather guys - what is your blow out season like, in terms of start and finish? We are almost done here, and have already had two weather fronts that have gotten down to 20 degrees or lower. Sounds like our time frame is earlier, and shorter, for getting blow outs done. We occasionally will have 1-2 days after Thanksgiving where we can do a handful or two. This week is maybe 50% full, and next week we have 10-15 scheduled. So for me, waiting a week would not be an issue at this point, but that may not be the case in other areas.
I think it's always easier closer to the coast, because the temperatures moderate from the ocean's influence.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:14 PM
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We tried to have our winterize done in November. One year, we had other install/ ground work and started in December, bad move.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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The PNW has very little frost depth. Just drain the backflows and pumps. The rest is a scam.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:31 PM
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The rest is a scam.
Not a scam when we had a hard freeze. I told would-be clients it was cheap insurance.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:36 PM
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I'm sure you did. What is a hard freeze? 2"
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:22 AM
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Sprinkler heads freeze but pipes don't often except at the back flow device. Lot's o SAMS split

Right now were almost 3 weeks booked up with 4 routes- starting the 5 winterizing route this wednesday
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:24 AM
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Cheap insurance for a little piece of mind one time a year isn't a scam.

I never say you have to do it. I recommend it to be done, state it's a hit or miss that you never know how the weather will be

Last year we had a week straight of low 20's into the teens and single digits.. I would call that a deep freeze for washington
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:50 AM
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How do you figure that ? Spending unnecessary time looking for a perfectly good valve that is still working and charging the customer . Not good business . We add customers by getting theit trust and keeping it , if the customer wants us to find a valve we will , but there is no reason to locate something that is working fine .
and that is my point, thank you very much.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:53 AM
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Lucky me. What I was trying to get at, is, in my thirty years, a valve will fail at 4.30 pm on a Friday afternoon (on a long weekend). Without knowing where the valves are, the system will have to be shut down ( if you can find the shut-off) until the offending valve (forward flows are the worst) is located. Feel like working weekends?
yes, lol. i work 7 days a week during season. no problem here
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