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Rainman7
11-13-2007, 08:56 PM
I just finished winterizing a new development for a management co.

There were 9 taps, 9 timers, 180 zones with approx 10 rotary heads/zone & approx. 20 mist/zone.

I took 6 hours to do by myself.

What would you charge?(don't tell me $1500/zone)

irritation
11-13-2007, 09:12 PM
Hard to say without seeing it.
1,200 plus repairs and parts. Have to fix so water doesn't get back in.

DanaMac
11-13-2007, 09:15 PM
Hard to say without seeing it.
1,200 plus repairs and parts. Have to fix so water doesn't get back in.

What do you mean by Have to fix so water doesn't get back in. ?

I too would say between $1200-$1500

irritation
11-13-2007, 09:20 PM
If there is a broken head or pipe that will allow water back into the pipes then it must be repaired.;)

WalkGood
11-13-2007, 11:39 PM
I just finished winterizing a new development for a management co.

There were 9 taps, 9 timers, 180 zones with approx 10 rotary heads/zone & approx. 20 mist/zone.

I took 6 hours to do by myself.

What would you charge?(don't tell me $1500/zone)

Did you have an agreed upon price BEFORE you did the work?

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-14-2007, 06:45 AM
Billed as a service call it would be around 700.00 plus parts. Now I see the advantage of flat rate pricing on blowouts. You are billing about 8.00 per zone to get to 1500.00

Flow Control
11-14-2007, 06:50 AM
$900-1200 depending on travel time

jerryrwm
11-14-2007, 06:51 AM
If there is a broken head or pipe that will allow water back into the pipes then it must be repaired.;)
Where is this water coming from following a 'blow-out'?

The blow-out price would be in the $1500 range.

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-14-2007, 07:18 AM
I just finished winterizing a new development for a management co.

There were 9 taps, 9 timers, 180 zones with approx 10 rotary heads/zone & approx. 20 mist/zone.

I took 6 hours to do by myself.

What would you charge?(don't tell me $1500/zone)

What did you charge by the way?

irritation
11-14-2007, 07:33 AM
Where is this water coming from following a 'blow-out'?

The blow-out price would be in the $1500 range.

Rain and or melting snow.

CAPT Stream Rotar
11-14-2007, 07:46 AM
you and the compressor=200 a hr.

jerryrwm
11-14-2007, 08:39 AM
Rain and or melting snow.
Blow-out season is a little late to find lateral leaks. That should have been done during the course of the season. Any needed repairs on the system found during blow-out is noted and will be scheduled in the spring.

Mike Leary
11-14-2007, 09:55 AM
Blow-out season is a little late to find lateral leaks. That should have been done during the course of the season. Any needed repairs on the system found during blow-out is noted and will be scheduled in the spring.

A lot of times, only the compressor can find leaks thanks to the air bubbles.

Rainman7
11-14-2007, 08:13 PM
I charged $8/zone. I did not know anything about the sys. before I started. It was a brand new system and I got lucky because I happened to be there when the installer was there adding more zones. He showed me where all the points and clocks were.

No, I typically do not do repairs while winterizing unless it is required to blow out the zone properly. I did see a few fountains but I doubt enough water will get in to recharge the system.

WalkGood
11-15-2007, 12:23 AM
It was a brand new system and I got lucky because I happened to be there when the installer was there adding more zones.


I am wondering why the installer of a new HUGE system like that wasn't hired to also do the blowout?

Rainman7
11-15-2007, 12:31 AM
They don't do service. They stopped after the one year contract was over.

Lawnworks
11-16-2007, 06:55 PM
Wow 6 hours and $1500 and no parts/labor expense... you eating filet mignon tonight?