Why W. P. Law, Inc. is Your Business’ Choice for Pipe Repair & Fabrication  

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An amazing range of irrigation and fluid management equipment is available today, much of it ready to install straight from the factory.

But at W.P. Law we’ve been providing top quality irrigation and fluid handling equipment since 1970; so we know that every farm and every business has its unique requirements, and that the off the shelf options are not always the best solution.

Ready-made fixtures and fittings may not offer the size and shape to suit your farm, orchard or factory, particularly if you’re looking to replace older equipment. So although we stock thousands of pipes, pumps, valves and accessories, we also offer a custom fabrication service.

Fabrication Services

Our expert technicians work in our own custom fabrication shop, which is equipped for working with steel, aluminum, industrial plastics and other materials. We are highly experienced in producing a wide range of piping equipment including pipes, pumps, tubes, risers and other fittings.

Flexibility and individual service is at the heart of what we offer.

We can modify or update your existing pieces of equipment or design and build you completely new ones from scratch. And we’re not just about irrigation and agriculture.

Our experienced welders can work with all kinds of metal, and with items such as ornamental ironwork, fences and signage.

Pipe Repair

Leakage due to the failure of a piping system is a potentially disastrous problem for the owner of an irrigation system, and one which must be corrected as a matter of urgency to limit the financial cost and save valuable crops.

But an emergency Band Aid fix is probably not going to last. For the long-term health of your system it’s vital to seek expert help; not just to make a sound repair, but to advise on and implement any necessary improvements to the system to minimize the risk of any future failures.

W.P. Law’s technicians provide this advice as well as repairing damaged system components. We can also upgrade or fabricate new elements as required.

Contact Us

At W. P. Law Inc of Lexington we’ve been advising and assisting South Carolina homeowners, farmers and businesses with their fluid management and irrigation issues on properties of all kinds since 1970.

You can stop by one of our 4 locations at any time, click here to send us a message online, or call 800-476-4515 and we’ll be glad to help you.

Top Four Winter Pond Care Tips  

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A well-designed pond requires very little winter maintenance to keep aquatic life alive. However, a few simple steps taken before and during months with freezing temperatures can ensure your pond will remain looking beautiful for years to come.

Maintaining Plants

Prune off any yellowing plant leaves in the fall. Leaves should be removed from the skimmer daily during the fall too. Dispose of any dead organic debris from the surface and surrounding area of pond to prevent the water from turning dark brown.

Pump Care

Pumps can remain running during the winter in most parts of the southern US. If you choose to remove your pump it should be stored in a room that will remain above freezing. If the weather in your area is typically warm year-round, turning off the pump isn’t necessary.

Keeping Fish Alive

As part of winter pond maintenance, you want to protect any fish you have living inside the outdoor water feature. New pond owners worry that freezing temperatures mean a pond full of dead fish. The good news is fish can survive the winter months as long as the pond doesn’t freeze completely and an air hole is provided. Ponds at least two feet deep typically will not freeze. In addition to providing an air hole, a pond aerator is useful for supplying fish with the oxygen they need to survive.

Removing Snow from Surface

Snow that accumulates on the surface of a frozen pond can block sunlight from penetrating the surface of the water. Lack of sunlight is detrimental to both plants and fish you have inside the pond. Removal of snow from part or all of a pond is critical during the winter months. Installing a de-icer in a shallow area of the pond prevents snow and ice buildup in a section of the pond.

Visit W.P. Law today to see our latest product lines, including water features, ponds, irrigation systems, and much, much more.

Am I Maximizing the Efficiency of my Pump

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Pumps are usually one of the more overlooked parts within a lawn irrigation system, but they are incredibly important. You may need professional assistance when you are changing out pumps or restructuring your lawn irrigation, but it is always good to know the basics.

The Different Types of Pumps

Maximizing your pump means picking the right kind of pump. The two major types of pumps used in lawn irrigation systems are submersible and centrifugal. The type of pump you used is based primarily on your irrigation water source. Submersible pumps are typically used in well applications and centrifugal pumps are used on surface water applications.

Measuring Performance

Optimizing the use of your pump means understanding exactly what key performance metrics to look for. All pumps operate along a curve that is unique to that manufacturers pump model. This pump curve plots pressure versus flow rate. As pressure decreases, rate of flow generally increases. It is critical to know the required flow rate and pressure for an application in order to make the proper pump selection. Also, make sure to winterize your pump system if you live in a place where the temperature drops to below freezing.

The fluid handling experts at W. P. Law, Inc. have experience and expertise that you need to make the best pump selection for your application. Visit the website or give W. P. Law a call for cost effective solutions to your problems, no matter how unexpected or unusual!

How do I Protect my Plants this Winter 

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If you want great looking plants during the warm season, protect them during the cold seasons. Proper handling of your plants during autumn and winter prevents frozen roots and foliar damage.
Take a look at some best practices that you can implement today.


Using an organic material to mulch will not only protect the plant’s roots from freezing temperatures but will also create better soil. As the mulch breaks down, it will put much needed nutrients into the soil. Use a new layer of mulch every autumn. Keep it around three inches deep, and leave a 0.5 inch space around the stem of the plant for air circulation.

Frost Fabric

Plants can use blankets as well! If you have small trees or large shrubs, you can use a burlap swath to protect them from freezing weather. Remove any cover during the daytime, and make sure that they reach all the way down to the roots of the plant. Do not bind any cover to the plant – make sure that you stake them away from the stem to keep the stem from becoming injured.

Water Correctly

The right watering tactics can be used to protect plants during a night frost. The soil should be thoroughly watered during the day. The wetter soil will hold the heat better than the dry soil, which will protect the plant’s roots and keep the surface temperature from dropping too low. The appropriate irrigation system can help you water more easily based on the predicted night time temperature.

The fluid handling experts at W. P. Law, Inc. have all of the irrigation and outdoor living equipment that you need to protect your foliage during the winter months. Visit the website or give W. P. Law a call for cost effective solutions to your problems, no matter how unexpected or unusual!

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