Sunday, July 18, 2010

first watering

well, the ten-year-old sprinkler system has given up the ghost. I figured a week of hot days were enough. I didn't blow out the sprinklers last year, and we had a fairly mild winter, In snowfall. The temperature snaps were enough to turn my PVC into shards. This is what the contractor wanted to plumb our house with. I'd have made the bastard re do it in iron pipe myself. Dad insisted upon copper. Hell, ours was done in the 70's and 80's with lead bearing solder. The stuff done in the 90's I've had to re-sweat most every joint. I figure that had more to do with lazy plumbers than bad solder. they now have a brush for copper pipe. I had to make due with a mesh abrasive that I could form around the inside or outside of tubing or connectors.

For now, I'll run some sprinklers around.