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Subject:  Re: Lawn sprinklers Date:  8/24/2019  4:53 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  882359 of 882967

...one just went "kaflooey" and self destructed...

We have a sprinkler system for the first time ever when we built our retirement dream home. And to paraphrase one of my partners - "they are a product of the devil". Haven't had too many issues but the company has had to come out a few times to adjust sprinkler heads and replace a few.

As far as kaflooey, had that experience last fall. We have to winterize our system. Company comes out and it is basically blowing the water out via a big air compressor. So I'm working in the backyard, the worker is going sector by sector blowing out the lines. Then, kaflooey (and that what it sounded like), one sprinkler head gets launched about 40 or so feet in the air like a bad physics rocket project.

JLC
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