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lawnmasters05
01-16-2012, 05:27 PM
I recently replaced 4 150 psi rainbird valves covering 4 zones. I charged $300.00 for labor plus parts which ran me around $60.00. Was this a good price for a residential system?

mitchgo
01-16-2012, 05:30 PM
It depends on many factors.
How did you go about replacing them and how long did it take?

DanaMac
01-16-2012, 05:34 PM
I recently replaced 4 150 psi rainbird valves covering 4 zones. I charged $300.00 for labor plus parts which ran me around $60.00. Was this a good price for a residential system?

Which valve model is that "150 psi rainbird"?

Wet_Boots
01-16-2012, 05:48 PM
At fifteen a pop, they were DV valves - if someone inquires about replacement for a complete manifold of valves (hello Flo-Pro) I give them $100 a valve as a yardstick for the time and material.

DanaMac
01-16-2012, 06:22 PM
At fifteen a pop, they were DV valves - if someone inquires about replacement for a complete manifold of valves (hello Flo-Pro) I give them $100 a valve as a yardstick for the time and material.

Same here, if it is general residential. But, I tell them that site conditions can completely change that. I had one of my techs replace a 4 valve manifold this summer, and it took him about 6 hours due to all the roots that were growing in and around the valves and box. Roots pushing up on the manifold is what cracked the manifold tees to begin with.