On Mar 31, 2006, cal_gardener El Sobrante, CA wrote:
I've been using a drip system in my garden for 25+ years and boy, was I glad when I finally found Dripworks several years ago. I place an order on the internet or over the phone and I always have it on my doorstep the next day. On the (very) rare occasions when there was a problem, it only took a phone call and the new parts showed up the next day.
Their products are far superior to anything you can buy in a hardware store (and barely more expensive). The usual compression fittings for the 1/2 inch tubing are a real pain to use and cannot be re-used. Dripworks Easy Lock fitting are a cinch to connect and can be re-used indefinately. Even their 1/2" tubing is of better quality. It may cost a little more in the beginning, but in the long run, I am sure their products will save everyone time and money.
Using Dripworks' manifold it was so easy to install a digital timer system on my vegetable garden. It runs on it's 2 9V batteries all summer long (it does not rain here at all from May through October) and the batteries are still functioning the next spring. I like it so much that we are replacing the old Rainbird system with a 6 channel timer.
It is such a pleasure to to receive prompt, courteous and most importantly, knowledgeable service. I wouldn't dream of doing business with anyone else.
On Mar 17, 2006, docgipe NORTH CENTRAL, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
DRIPWORKS OF CALIFORNIA is the finest mail-order company I have found, in the business. The catalog is well developed with helps and guidance even, for beginners.
I was one, of the first Giant Pumpkin growers, who entered into the placement, of a gravity fed watering, misting and feeding system. I received kind and gentle guidance, as much as I needed, to deliver and control the three factors. I truly feel the various Dripworks staff persons enjoyed my challenges as much as I really needed their input. Together we literally put together a system that has been used, by many Giant Pumpkin growers.
My only complaint is the excellence, of the DIG battery operated control which I have yet, to be able, to set up and operate, without my twelve year old grandson who thinks it is very nice boy's toy. My pumpkin patch works fine. One pumpkin grew, in excess of, 700 pounds. We are hoping, for a really big one this summer. I'm seventy years old. That's my excuse and I am sticking to it.
I think I am Dutch and a bit Polish. This fine company could work with me and is worthy, of a special thank you, for the whole team. When you do your suggested homework Dripworks can get the job done right the first time. In today's world that is just short of amazing.
I was looking for a good company for a drip irrigation system. I saw that Edmunds Roses recommended the Dripworks systems. I have not been disappointed! Very fast shipping - sent by UPS the day it was ordered. Great, easy to understand instructions. Very fast assembly. The system worked without any leaks or problems. I ordered 2 more sets the day I set up the first system and the order was shipped the day it was ordered. I don't know what more you could ask for. Great product and great service. Very highly recommended.
On April 29th, 2005 I ordered enough materials to put a drip system in my garden plot from their website. The box of goodies arrived on May 4th. Personally, I think thats pretty good time from order to receipt of merchandise. I did have a problem though, as I was shipped an item I didn't order, and didn't get an item I did order. I called the Company's toll free number. The gal that received the call was very friendly and was able to pull up my order quickly. When she had the information she put me on hold to contact the warehouse regarding it. Less than a minute later she was back, and told me that the items I needed would be shipped out today at no additional cost, and that I was to KEEP the items that had been shipped in error. I suggested I could send them back but she said her supervisor said no. :)
I will be buying from this company again, and I will be recommending them to all that I chat with about yard and garden watering needs.
On May 6th, 2005, SO1 added the following:
Update --- on May 6th, the package with the items I needed arrived. I sure like the way this company does business.
DripWorks has been exceptionally patient and helpful in getting my herb garden drip design working seven years ago. We faxed plans back and forth and they helped suggest ways that I could save money but have a better design than I'd originally intended.
Also, I did find that the local Home Depot carried some similar items - some of which *seemed* identical, but after a year or so in the field it became quite apparent that the quality of the materials obtained from DripWorks was superior. For example, most all of the misters from Home Depot failed within a year of use. Not all plastic items are created equal.
I definitely agree that DripWorks has some great stuff, and they did get my order to me very quickly. My only issue is with their prices. I found a lot of the same stuff at Home Depot or Lee Valley for the same price or much cheaper. Home Depot had the standard tubing for the same price as Lee Valley. If I had bought it there, I could have saved quite a bit on the shipping. Lee Valley offers many of the same drips at a discount if you order in quantity. The biggest difference, though, was with some of the accessories. The punches cost at least twice or three times what they did in HD or LV. If you are just planning a simple system, and don't need to take advntage of DripWorks expertise, I suggest you do some shopping around first.
On Apr 13, 2004, ivory Mooresville, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have ordered many, many times from Dripworks. When I placed my first order, I had no irrigation experience. They designed a system for me for no additional charge and held my hand throughout the entire process. The second year, they helped me expand on my original system. Now I've moved to a new area and am establishing a brand new garden. Dripworks will be my first call. (I have no affiliation whatsoever with this company - just a grateful customer.)
On Nov 11, 2003, SteveA Cheshire, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered from Drip Works and was extremely pleased with the outcome. Their catalog explained everything I needed to know, their prices were inexpensive, and their customer service was happy to answer my many questions -- even if I wasn't ordering anything.