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Dawn or Blazing Saddles

aquamtic

LawnSite Senior Member
My vendor has been pushing for me to try out some of the saddles available. I was wondering what are the pros and cons and which brand do some of you prefer and have had great results width.
 

dougaustreim

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Brookings SD
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

Doug
Austreim Landscaping
 
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aquamtic

LawnSite Senior Member
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?
 
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aquamtic

LawnSite Senior Member
Does anyone have a trick to removing the Blazing Saddle without damaging???
 

MikeK

LawnSite Member
Location
Twin Cities MN
I am curious as to why you would ever have to remove one.
They will come off pretty easily but it's possible to damage them which woud make them un usable.
 
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