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Re: Sprinkler systems too much trouble?
With a quality install they will work fine for many years. I installed mine myself (with a buddy for that extra pair of hands) and made sure to get quality components. That increase in materials cost pays itself back in less maintenance over the years. For example for PVC pipe use Schedule 40 (thick walled) instead of Class 125 (very fragile, but popular because of its low cost).
Besides the already mentioned "blow out" of any remaining water at the end of the season it is also possible to install drain valves (manual or automatic) at the low points in the system.
Regardless of your choice, properly planning the layout of your sprinkler pipes (and there slopes!) can make winterizing easier (ideally there is only a single low spot in each zone).
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