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Ground Master
09-26-2007, 10:12 AM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=201483

PurpHaze
09-26-2007, 01:03 PM
I thought I'd gotten tossed out of the Irrigation Forum for a minute until I realized what was going on. :)

AUHort1990
09-26-2007, 01:07 PM
In the Birmingham Alabama area a irrigation contractor was fined $500 just for blowing out the lines of a newly installed system, while just feet away a masonary contractor was working and didn't get fined even though he was leaving the water hose bib running.

Completely ridiculous

PurpHaze
09-26-2007, 01:41 PM
In the city I work we have to put up with two sets of "water cops"... as both the city and water purveyor are going around. We've had site guys issued written warnings about watering during daylight hours while using QCV systems and other manual valve systems. I've gotten to the point that when I'm out and about of taking pictures of city owned properties where evidence of water waste occurs. It's kinda like... "physician heal thyself" syndrome. :)

JGR
09-26-2007, 08:58 PM
Would someone who was operating off of a well in Atlanta have to follow these resrictions? Sounds like a dumb question but I would like to know.

BrandonV
09-26-2007, 09:58 PM
wouldn't think so

londonrain
09-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Would someone who was operating off of a well in Atlanta have to follow these restrictions? Sounds like a dumb question but I would like to know.
I guess they could say you are depleting the water table.....

mojob
09-26-2007, 11:35 PM
I think we need to open our borders and let even more people into this country so watering bans will be the norm. NOT! I do see how it could happen, though. Scary thought for people in our business. I'll get down from my soapbox now.

Kiril
09-27-2007, 10:01 AM
Irrigation is a dead end business. Prepare for the future.

PurpHaze
09-27-2007, 12:59 PM
Irrigation is a dead end business. Prepare for the future.

With global warming and the melting of the ice packs one might get their offspring into dike engineering. :)

FIMCO-MEISTER
09-27-2007, 05:38 PM
Irrigation is a dead end business. Prepare for the future.

Irrigation service is THE FUTURE.

Mike Leary
09-27-2007, 05:45 PM
Irrigation service is THE FUTURE.

That's prolly true, but I'd get pretty fried servicing systems that were
"lacking"..that's why I had my crew service the "junkers" & then service
"one of ours" so as to not get burned out with DIY & low ballers.:cry:

FIMCO-MEISTER
09-27-2007, 08:01 PM
How you survive all the cr-p you have to see and deal with is by putting in one head perfect with a brass nozzle and you can at least say to yourself "That house has one head done right"

Mike Leary
09-27-2007, 08:31 PM
[QUOTE=FIMCO-MEISTER;1977433 "That house has one head done right"[/QUOTE]

O.K. on that, but don't you want to do a "your" system?

FIMCO-MEISTER
09-27-2007, 08:37 PM
O.K. on that, but don't you want to do a "your" system?
Not anymore. Too beat up. I got the one at my house to play with.

Mike Leary
09-27-2007, 08:45 PM
Not anymore. Too beat up. .

Does the biz as you work it give you pleasure? Sounds like you're
getting a tad fried.:dizzy:

FIMCO-MEISTER
09-27-2007, 09:06 PM
I guess it gives me pleasure. I'm physically not up to it but I'm trying to work things different. Need to be a consultant and teacher. The money in doing the work is really good for me. I'm set for life as far as work and income. My referral base is unbelievable and all top notch customers. Just don't know if the body is going to last another summer. Always does though. Need two more Henrys.

Kiril
09-28-2007, 09:38 AM
Good help is hard to find.

Ground Master
09-28-2007, 10:17 AM
Capt rotor would probably change his name to Henry

PurpHaze
09-28-2007, 11:49 AM
Capt rotor would probably change his name to Henry

ROFLMAO!!!! :laugh:

Peter would then have Henry I and Henry II. Grow the company and he could get up to Henry the Eighth. :)

Liberty Lawn & Landscape
09-29-2007, 12:05 AM
If I'm not mistaken, irrigation from a well is still allowed. I haven't seen anything in the press about it.

Mike Leary
09-29-2007, 06:24 PM
If I'm not mistaken, irrigation from a well is still allowed. I haven't seen anything in the press about it.

It's a per purveyor thing...up here if you have a well & are on
city water..a reduced pressure backflow assembly is required.

CAPT Stream Rotar
09-29-2007, 06:42 PM
Capt rotor would probably change his name to Henry

I almost fell over when i read this!!!!!!!

Thank you GM!