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jasm49

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Thursday, June 23rd 2022, 12:50am

RE: Lawn belt

Hi - could help but comment on this as its just miss- information about Lawnbelt. Ive been very happy with it and rave about it to all my neighbors who also use it. I believe people who have commented on this thread are just not understanding the system because they have either not installed it or don't like plastic.

The people at Lawnbelt have a 5 year guarantee on the conduit - Im already past the waranty and have not had any issues. PVC or Polypipe does not have such a warranty. This is because this Lawnbelts plastic contains properties that allow it to bend and expand (even if some water freezes inside of it) .

I also think one of the main advantages of Lawnbelt is the autodrain and the U fitting. This allows it to drain out each time. With a polypipe system water will need to be blown out. I never blow out the system and
live in Canada where winters are extreme.

"I know someone who had LawnBelt, and said
it was great for half a year, until he started breaking pipe just by
aerating his lawn and kids "playing" over it. Since its only 1" (if
lucky) below the top, footsteps hit the pipe causing pressure over them
too."



The people over at Lawnbelt suggested to use risers so your machine wont pucture it. Soif you aerate your lawn you need to go a bit deeper and then provide 2-3" risers from the U fitting. When I did my system I
just stayed to perimeter to keep it out of the way. Also children playing on top of it...wont break the sprinkler. I have a family of rugrats and they jump on the lawn all the time.

For the current price it costs with just basic spray heads, no safety
vacuum breaker to prevent "crap" from flowing back into the water
supply, and pipe thats gonna break in less than a year, you can get a
pretty good (semi-proffesional) system for the same price, maybe a
little less, and have it last for many years.

I added a backflow preventer attached to my spigot ($8) to eliminate back flow. Also its true the price of Lawnbelt is more expensive then PVC or Polypipe per foot - bit its extremely easy to put in - worth the price
IMO.

One other note Lawnbelt also uses all types of sprinklerheads and also they are not proprietary. So even conventional heads will work. I chose to customize it using Rainbird sa 32's.

Anyways hope this helps out!
Thanks for sharing detailed information

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