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Old 07-07-2012, 06:39 AM
DieselMDX DieselMDX is offline
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FINALLY Getting Irrigation What to ask installers?

first off long time awesome site alot of information on here

After 5 years of waiting I am finally getting my irrigation installed next Wednesday I am just wondering what type of questions should I ask or better yet what should I look for when they install them?

this is my setup from proposal btw I do NOT have a big lawn

ENTIRE LAWN AND STRIP ALONG SIDEWALK:
1 Hunter Pro-C Station Controller
1 Brass Febco %" Backflow Preventer (to state code)
Ametek or Carson Valve Boxes (to protect valves)
Est.+/- 7 Hunter or Rainblrd 1" Zone Valves
Est.+I- 18 Hunter 1-20 Gear Driven Heads (5-year exchange warranty)
Est.+I- 13 Rainbird 1800 Series Mist Heads
I Rain Sensor
Pipe, parts and wire as needed to complete the Job.
100% Stainless Steel Clamps used on all connections
Inline Tees are used instead of saddles to insure a longer life for the system
18 Gauge Wire
1" 100 P.S.I. Poly Pipe Main
1" 100 P.S.I. Poly Pipe Lateral Segment
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:28 AM
DieselMDX DieselMDX is offline
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anyone? they are coming tomorrow
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:49 AM
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what kind of rain sensor? wireless? wired?
do they need to get the plumbing inspected? who pulls the permit?
what brand valve? model?
if they install 12" sprays make sure they go in from the bottom.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:09 AM
DieselMDX DieselMDX is offline
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thanx will ask them

yes plumbing inspected

ok i will ask about 12" sprays
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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If it has not been installed yet

Often when irrigation trenches are installed the operator will trench beside trees and this will kill them. It may take 2-3 years for this damage to show up.

Keep trenches at least 10' away from desirable trees and large shrubs.

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