I turned on the system for the first time this past weekend, and it worked just as it did last fall when installed. It appears to have survived a winter with a couple of snow storms, a serious freezing rain with 6 inches of solid ice on ground, and many sub-freezing days and nights.
That’s good to hear. Thanks for coming back to post. I’m curious; did you remove the timers from the lines during the freezes?
I also recently started using my system here in Houston – for spring/summer #3. Everything still works great; I haven’t even had to change the batteries on the timers (ever). I am planning some modifications, though – just because I have water pressure to add more heads so I might as well make things a little tidier.
Sorry OmniNerd, Please get out of the sprinkler world. You guys are the ones that said you could loop a riser pipe and call it a back flow proventer. You out did your self by putting a pitcher of glue (CPVC) on your web site. CPVC is used for CPVC pipe and not PVC pipe. CPVC is used in some indoor house but never for sprinkler systems and to tell customers to not use purple primer which softens the pvc and garentees no leaks is insane. I am tired of fixing your customer’s problems. I want a site to teach people how to save money. I don’t want the work. They don’t prime it or use the wrong glue, then I am mad. Don’t believe!!!! Go to Home Depot or Lowe’s and ask them to show you a PVC and a CPVC pipe. Big difference. If your customers are using your CPVC glue with a PVC pipe they should make you pay for it because it will not work. You are kind of right. CPVC glue does not need primer but CPVC does not work well with PVC pipe used for out door sprinklers which should have a primer.
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