Sprinkler Blowouts For Thursday, December 6, 2018

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UPDATE 10:00 AM:

Although underground piping is still safe at this point from a freeze, (tested at 38 degrees yesterday evening in Meridian), our machines do not handle well in these very cold temperatures.  Condensate in our air hoses freeze nearly immediately which doesn’t allow air through the hose an into your system.  That being said, it could be a VERY slow day today in getting our remaining blowouts completed.   We are still going out today but this could end up taking longer than anticipated as we deal with this problem with our air hoses.

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We rocked the 83646 yesterday getting all of them done except for 2.  One with a frozen backflow that was above ground and not winterized, and the other we just ran out of time.  I am going to work on the backflow this morning since it is only a few blocks from my home.  It hasn’t been damaged, but I can’t blow out the system until the frozen water is out of the backflow.  I’ll then pick up the one we missed yesterday and head to the 83709 afterwards for about 7 on my route.

Jesse will be in the 83702, 83703, 83705, 83706, 83709, and 83713 today.  That sounds like a lot, but there are only 11 stops on his route.  It will take him most of the day though because of travel time.

Friday I am going to take the day to do paperwork and start chasing down late payments and preparing lien papers while Jesse goes to Caldwell, Nampa, and Meridian 83642.  If there happens to be time left Jesse may look at the 83642 on Thursday.  One of those is the one where the valve box lids were left off.  Will see if we can blow it out yet.

I really wanted to be totally finished by the 6th, but since there are repairs involved that isn’t going to happen, but Jesse can easily take care of those while I work in my office and get prepared for the onslaught of other repair requests that are coming in.

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