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Old 08-06-2011, 07:39 PM
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Irrigation Winterization

I know its way early for this thread, but I'm always trying to open new niches in the marketplace.

I've been installing and repairing systems for 3 years now. I have had several people ask me about winterization, and I think I can add it as easy irrigation work to my contracted maintenance accounts, and as a selling feature on new installs. If I'm in charge of the start up and shut down, I can be sure that everything is functioning and I could set all timers correctly to abide by water regulations and to water for the correct amount of time.

I was wondering what your technique is for others in zone 7. What all do you include in the service?

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:45 PM
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we simoniz the shrubbery
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:14 PM
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we simoniz the shrubbery
what do you mean by this? Sorry if I'm still a slight bit uninformed by some words.
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what do you mean by this? Sorry if I'm still a slight bit uninformed by some words.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:12 PM
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As soon as I saw the record in the caption I've been laughing... I didn't know what to expect.

Chocolate covered moth balls are good and babies should start smoking when they are 3? They can't make songs like that anymore... You are obviously very experienced, and I would appreciate more information that is subject relevant if you are willing to share your technique. Thank you for my giggles though, I needed that.
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I'm in 7a and all we do is shut off the main and turn the clock off. No need to blowout or any of that crap because no frost line here. I charge a flat rate of $75-100 to start up and shut down. Basically, we go through each zone to ensure heads run properly and fix any issues. Cake..
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:47 PM
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Andy,
I'm in 7a and all we do is shut off the main and turn the clock off. No need to blowout or any of that crap because no frost line here. I charge a flat rate of $75-100 to start up and shut down. Basically, we go through each zone to ensure heads run properly and fix any issues. Cake..
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Thank you for a serious response. I appreciate it when this forum is used for what it was created for.

When I'm on here working, I don't have much extra time for play--I'm trying to make more profits from my current clients now.

I appreciate any relevant input and the occasional laugh.

Do you insulate the back-flow or shut-off when you turn off or just turn it off? In the spring do you run all zones and check arcs and functionality?


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Old 08-07-2011, 02:33 PM
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Thank you for a serious response. I appreciate it when this forum is used for what it was created for.

When I'm on here working, I don't have much extra time for play--I'm trying to make more profits from my current clients now.

I appreciate any relevant input and the occasional laugh.

Do you insulate the back-flow or shut-off when you turn off or just turn it off? In the spring do you run all zones and check arcs and functionality?


Thanks

I can see you wanting to make more , but those clients of yours are actually clients of an irrigation contractor , who may also want to make more from his clients by offering lawn maintenance services. I have seen many lawn maintenance companies actually lose customers because they tried and failed to repair or maintain the sprinkler system .

Nothing beats experience , and experience comes with a price , irrigation systems dont all winterize the same , the principle is similar but systems differ

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play some doug clark and the hot nuts......baby let me bang your box......
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