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Mad Estonian
01-29-2007, 11:39 AM
Just curious- how many of you live in places where the plumbing code calls for only plumbers to be officially allowed to do hook-ups to the service line? Officially, that's how it is here, but most plumbing inspectors will let irrigators do it, if they seem capable...

Dirty Water
01-29-2007, 08:31 PM
We can do the taps here. The rule is we can do anything after the meter.

SprinklerGuy
01-30-2007, 07:59 AM
I think it is required to be backflow certified here.....I haven't bothered yet..but I'm sure I'll get popped eventually. My goal this year is to install 30 systems.....30 more chances to get popped. :)

Flow Control
01-30-2007, 08:17 AM
What would you say is the average number of installs for a decent size company in your area?

SprinklerGuy
01-30-2007, 08:43 AM
I have no clue....I did 14 last year w/out hardly trying.....4 of them alone.

30 should be do-able......

Dirty Water
01-30-2007, 06:54 PM
We did about 100 new installs. Three man crew.

The work is out there :)

We also did enough service work to keep 2 people busy 40-50 hours a week all year.

koster_irrigation
01-30-2007, 07:07 PM
60 something this past year, three of which were large apt. complexs

i hope this year can provide as many

SprinklerGuy
01-31-2007, 08:14 AM
Well...thanks for making me feel like a slacker ;)

Dirty Water
02-01-2007, 10:35 PM
Thought I'd post my typical service line tap and shutoff valve before the backflow:

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=66534&d=1161305602

Repairs
02-01-2007, 10:47 PM
Now that is a nice tap. None of them look like that around here. I like the idea of having metal in there to keep from having blowouts before the isolation valves. Good Work There. JW

Dirty Water
02-01-2007, 10:53 PM
I agree, I'm 100% brass only before the backflow (doublechecks in my area).

I've repaired to many crappy taps to do anything else. Our company works on referral only, and we aren't cheap (quality costs), but people know that when we do any work they can expect far above the norm.

Its amazing what people can pass as a decent system these days.