This is the second callback I've gotten from this customer about this 1" AS valve. First time the MA wasn't seating and so it was leaking. Client sent me this photo this morning asking that I drop everything and fix it. This time I'm not sure if it froze or it's a problem with overtightening the MAs. Obvious from the picture there's a split. It's been dipping down into freezing territory in outlying areas, and no we don't blow our systems around here because we tend to water a little thru the winter when it is less rainy. But I could have tightened them too much or used too much Teflon tape (6 wraps maybe.) Now this valve looks a little odd because (1) I had to reinstall it after the first time it leaked, thus the couplings and (2) it had to be raised higher than the Irritrol valves next to it because the valves are halfway down a slope and otherwise it's downhill from the heads it serves. (The other valves are only 4" off the ground, but at least they are watering downhill, not uphill.) I would have designed the system with an RP and inline valves, but I wasn't called in until 5 years after the original install. Anyway, two service calls for this piece of **** valve. Someone mentioned something about this problem and how Hunter said to use a different brand of MA... which was that? These are probably Spears judging by my current inventory.