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B&K LawnCare
02-22-2006, 11:16 PM
I have been in the lawn mowing business for awhile and want to start irrigation is their a book i could buy. what equipment should I buy?

BSME
02-22-2006, 11:41 PM
uh oh.... here comes wetboots... these are the results I got from the first page

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=122808&highlight=learn+irrigation
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=121160&highlight=learn+irrigation
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=119249&highlight=learn+irrigation
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=118289&highlight=learn+irrigation
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=114168&highlight=learn+irrigation

PurpHaze
02-23-2006, 09:14 AM
As far as books go you can't beat the "Turf Irrigation Manual" which is used by a lot of colleges in their irrigation courses and for a lot of study courses for certification. It's kind of technical but invaluable.

Dirty Water
02-23-2006, 11:45 AM
As far as books go you can't beat the "Turf Irrigation Manual" which is used by a lot of colleges in their irrigation courses and for a lot of study courses for certification. It's kind of technical but invaluable.

Its also out of print. So you'll have to buy a used copy.

BSME
02-23-2006, 03:09 PM
I bought mine new from the IA for $48
http://irrigation.org/bookstore/default.aspx?pg=bookstore.ascx&id=49

or you can get it used on half.com for like $9
http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQcpidZ230253QQprZ170868

BSME
02-23-2006, 03:10 PM
that first link doesnt take you right there...

step one: click "certification exam references"

step two: click: "CIC: Certified Irrigation Contractor"

should be the second one down

SprinklerGuy
02-23-2006, 05:33 PM
I have one I don't want anymore..still got the price tag on it.

$25 bucks includes shipping in the lower 48

BSME
02-23-2006, 07:23 PM
tony,
I got a package from Scottsdale, AZ today from DerryBerry Irrigation Consulting... they sent me a book that I got from some hunter points...

Do you know anything about them? I'm just interested in what an irrigation consulting co. does.

PurpHaze
02-23-2006, 10:43 PM
I'm just interested in what an irrigation consulting co. does.

They mostly do the complete design and often line up contractors to put the system in. In some cases it's like a glorified design company. A few years back our district had multi-purpose buildings put in at four sites and a consulting company out of Clovis came down to look things over. I had to meet with their guy to give him some ideas as to what was existing in the ground already. I was somewhat suspect when this consultant didn't even know what a swing joint was though. :laugh:

Critical Care
02-23-2006, 10:48 PM
Hmm... DerryBerry? Hey, I knew a Berry in Scottsdale. His name was Berry Goldwater, who I actually got to chat with.

PurpHaze
02-23-2006, 11:08 PM
And we have a LOT of dairies here. :hammerhead:

Critical Care
02-23-2006, 11:25 PM
Maybe it's Ben and Jerry's Derry Berry, made at a merry dairy.

PurpHaze
02-23-2006, 11:28 PM
Been sniffing primer again in the lava tubes I see. :nono: :laugh:

SprinklerGuy
02-24-2006, 12:34 AM
Derryberry wrote one of the greatest troubleshooting books ever written...

I am not familiar with that company....but I bet he sells books and training and crap like that.....like most all put out to pasture sprinkler dudes he is trying to still make a living with his brain and not his hands.....good for him...I think he is pretty old now.

It is a tiny paperback book that is sort of like the little red book of golf...ala Harvey Pennick...


http://www.irrigation.org/bookstore/default.aspx?pg=bookstore.ascx&id=49

BSME
02-24-2006, 10:46 AM
yea that's the one I got... by Bill Derryberry

troubleshooting irrigation control systems