Tag: Spring

Quick Fixes with Orbit PVC-Lock

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PVC-Lock isn’t just great for installing an underground sprinkler system, it’s also the perfect weapon for the inevitable repair.  Come springtime, many home owners will see a broken pipe or two.  Maybe the system wasn’t blown out properly or extra water got in there somewhere and froze, bursting the pipe.  Repairing these types of breaks used to be a muddy mess, lots of digging, waiting for the mess to dry before you could repair with toxic glue and primer.  With PVC-Lock you can now have these repairs done literally in minutes.

pvcslideSpecifically to solve the problems of breaks, two new products were developed for PVC-Lock: the Slide Repair Fitting and the Flexible Repair Fitting.  Each one tackles common breaks and the problems associated with them.

Those familiar with sprinkler systems are also familiar with slide repair fittings.  PVC-Lock Slide Repair Fittings function in the same manner, but with two important benefits: no glue and no waiting.  Once installed they’re instantly ready to be used.  You don’t need to wait for the glue and primer to dry.

pvcflex2And the PVC-Lock Flexible Repair Fitting?  Sometimes a pipe breaks not because of freezing water, but because of growing roots or shifting earth.  The Flexible Repair Fitting works great to get you around, under or over any of these.  Plus the flexible pipe means future changes won’t cause the same problem again.  All with no waiting and no glue.

All these fittings come in ½”, ¾” and 1” sizes, so we’ve got you covered.


Spring. There’s something about the re-birth of the earth that has captured the hearts of people all over the world. For centuries, poets have lauded spring in poems like this one, artists have immortalized spring scenes like this one, and musicians captured the feel of spring in music like this one.

We don’t know about you, but here at Orbit, we are starting to get Spring Fever. The snow is starting to melt in the valley, the temperature is climbing, and spirits are rising. Our spring probably feels more like this after being cooped up all winter.

        Spring makes me happy because . . .

When asked to finish this question, this is what some of our associates had to say:

  • There’s no more snow!
  • Color comes back into the world
  • Trees bloom with flowers
  • It’s warm enough to be outdoors
  • The world is fragrant
  • It brings a feeling of hope
  • You can exchange your coat for a jacket
  • There are more hours of daylight
  • School is almost out
  • It’s sprinkler season

Spring is almost here. So get those hands back in the dirt. Break out your gardening tools. Get your sprinkler systems ready.

And tell us, why do you love spring?