Sprinkler Blowouts In Nampa For The Last Time This Season

Sprinkler blowouts will resume today in Nampa.  At the time of this writing there are only 10 left for me to do before I close it down for the season.  I have sent off text notifications asking for a response or I would remove them from my list.  I will be starting later in the day for two reasons.  One, it is Sunday, and people tend to like to sleep in some, (what's that? never done that before), and two, it gives it a chance to warm up some so my machine runs a little better with less condensation freezing in the hose.  We don't have that problem with pipes in the ground, but a air hose exposed to the elements is a different story.  The temperature in Nampa today isn't supposed to get above 32 degrees, which won't be a problem for piping in the ground, but if there is exposed piping that I have to attach my hose to it will most likely be frozen.  Galvanized pipe isn't a problem because I can heat it up with a torch to melt the ice so the air pressure can reach the piping underground, but if it is PVC, I won't be able to do that.  If you haven't drained your filter or opened your valves as per my suggestion you do, it could also be a problem.  Again, not with your system, but with me being able to get air through it.  By opening the filter it allows the water to drain out and not freeze in the piping.  If I can't get air to the good stuff under the ground the blowout won't happen.

Monday I will be making my final sweep through the valley and then shutting down for the season.  I believe there to be 8 in Boise and 1 in Eagle.  More on that tomorrow.

Here is the route for the day.

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