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Old 01-26-2015, 02:26 AM
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Thats exactly the best way to do it, the sun relaxis it so it can conform to the ground. You just drag it over itself. We did it with full length rolls. This isnt a job for two guys
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:39 AM
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Thats exactly the best way to do it, the sun relaxis it so it can conform to the ground. You just drag it over itself. We did it with full length rolls. This isnt a job for two guys
Well it wasn't possible in this scenario in a back yard with 2 hours of direct sunlight per day.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:59 AM
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I just think its funny you said the reps are clueless and incompetent on YOUR FIRST INSTALL. They might not be pros like you on your first installbut that is a real tip. You could leave it in the front to heat up then drag it back, tarp it and use a heater etc. get creative. Like everything else in life there is no absolutes
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:03 AM
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I just think its funny you said the reps are clueless and incompetent on YOUR FIRST INSTALL. They might not be pros like you on your first installbut that is a real tip. You could leave it in the front to heat up then drag it back, tarp it and use a heater etc. get creative. Like everything else in life there is no absolutes
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Yeah I guess it would be a great tip if A) it wasn't overcast B) the temps were over 30 degrees C) the job was in full sun D) if there was even room enough to flip the grass E) I had 4 hours to dick around and wait on the sun to heat it up while 5 guys are surfing the internet on their phones. I would have expected them to say "hey, try a carpet stretcher". So yeah please forgive me for having an opinion that the dealer was absolutely no help.
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I should update something here....

I am no longer installing or recommending SynLawn. I liked them for several years because of the installation support they gave. But they are way over-priced and what really bothered me about them is that they were also our competitors. They assured me they were not competing against us at all. Said that for years and years. But the truth came to light this year when a customer told us that our local SynLawn rep. told them specifically NOT to go with us and to go with him instead for the install. And this was on a job where we were buying the product from him and he was going to help us on the installation (it was a very complicated job). So although he was telling us to our faces that he was telling the customer to go with us, behind our backs he was telling the customer to go with him instead and use this other installer that he uses more often.

So be very cautious when partnering with SynLawn. If they are also giving out bids in your area, be very careful as they are likely not only your supplier but also your competitor. That's okay for a while, while you're learning. But once you've figured it out and know what you're doing I'd recommend going elsewhere for your turf.

So now we are installing EPS Turf supplied by Ewing.

But Landscape2014 is right - most distributors don't know too much about installing synthetic turf. I've found that I know more than 95% of the guys at any of my local Ewing or Horizon branches who sell synthetic turf. So that's frustrating. Fortunately, Ewing is a big enough company that you can always reach SOMEONE at their company who does really have the expertise you need and can advise you and it's also fortunate for us that we've done enough of these now that we normally don't need any advice or help anymore. We just need a good product.

Someone asked a little further up about cutting with scissors. That's very difficult with synthetic turf. You really need a sharp razor. And it's best if you can find a carpet cutting tool that uses a razor but also has protections built in so you don't slice your finger off. Tools like these:







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