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    New Residential Irrigation System Question

    Yeah, yeah, I know it's December, and I know it's cold out.

    We're in Ankeny and we were the last installation of the season for a local sprinkler system company. They put the sprinkler heads, pipe, and zone valves in the ground a couple weeks ago and hooked up a control box.

    The only thing that's not done is we haven't had a plumber run a water supply outside and install a backflow valve (?). Our supply line/meter is in an unfinished area of the basement, it's a short run to take it outside.

    Next spring the sprinkler company will come back to fill the system and test it, etc. Question is, there's no reason to get a plumber out here before then, right? So we can just let everything sit until then?

    Also, anyone have a recommendation for an experienced and reliable plumber that can do the install for us?

    The sprinkler system company recommended two plumbers, and both ended up being complete tools. One scheduled a time to do the install then never showed up, the other actually showed up, said he had to leave to go get some things, then never came back, even after several phone calls.

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    Re: New Residential Irrigation System Question

    We Rhiner's Plumbing in Clive install a new backflow preventer on an existing sprinkler system when we bought a new house recently. They did a good job and showed up when they were supposed to.

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