The reason I don't mention it much is because those risers run close to $15 each and it irritates
the crap out of me that first there's this shroud of secrecy surrounding the subject, then they
won't sell just the top pieces as parts to replace, especially when that's usually all that's broke.
Doesn't matter where you go, H/d or Ebay or some of these so-called "reputable" parts dealers,
every last one of them the price is all about the same, some kind of long-winded scam if you ask me,
the bit about the "irrigation license" just sounds like more of the same, even if it's true.
Charge $80 for one of these specially licensed individuals to come out and turn on two faucets
as part of "de-winterizing" the system, costs another $80 when a $5 valve has to be replaced,
they don't look that special to me but these folks are so ripping the customers off and they didn't want
anyone else to get in on it so that's why there's this constant throwing of the curveballs, way I see things.
It ain't nothing but basic plumbing, now maybe you need a license to prove that you won't flood the neighborhood
and waste 20,000 gallons of water in the process, that I wouldn't know but it's still basic plumbing.
Regardless, $15 a head, and it doesn't repair, you have to replace it.