We switched to blazing saddles several years ago, and I will never use Dawn again. I sold all the Dawns I had in stock to a competitor. Sure the Blazing saddles are more expensive, but the labor costs make up for it really fast. Plus you eliminate two tools. I have never had to dig up a Blazing saddle becuase it was leaking and I have never had to dig up a head becuase we forgot to put a hole in the pipe. Much faster to install and definately much easier to put on the side of a pipe if you want to go that route.
Labor is your biggest expense, and whenever you can save it, you will make money
I have a few sample of both and am trying them out right now. The BS looks like the way to go. But how do you take one off a pipe incase you need to remove.
Do you guys find or know the friction loss due to the piercing stem on these?