I had this setup, or whatever the Dramm equivalent was back in the 1990's, for years. It is indeed wonderful and I miss it every spring and summer. But we sold our house in Iowa and some things didn't make the cut. Now I finally am gardening again and think it's time to get a new set. Thanks for the reminder! I would rather have one copy of this head/valve setup than 100 assorted cheapies. I left it outdoors in Iowa winters and never had an issue with freezing. I think the rose itself is the only part that would be vulnerable that way, and that's replaceable.