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Old 11-10-2001, 10:31 PM
Island Lawn Island Lawn is offline
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Who is your distributor?

A lot of guys around here use Home Depot and Lowes.
Who live further than 8 miles from one of these store?

About 45 miles away are a couple of irrig supply houses.

Simmons Irrig Supply

Century Rain Aid

I understand that these are both nationwide companies

Can anybody reccommend either?

Are there other nationwide suppliers I could look for?
(Hopefully, there is one that is closer than 45 miles!)

Who do you use?

Fess up, you superstore freaks!
(I've been known to buy a replacement head, or two, from...)
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Old 11-11-2001, 11:38 PM
Turf King Turf King is offline
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Island Lawn,

Im in about the same boat you are I have Lowes about 2 minutes away and nothing else.The next closest would be a good hour each way.Sorry but not much help.
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Old 11-13-2001, 11:53 PM
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gusbuster gusbuster is offline
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I never new about these companies until I was on the net (Simmons Irrig Supply ,Century Rain Aid )

As for me,
Horizon Irrigation 15 miles
United Green Mark 7 miles
Ewing Irrigation 9 miles
LESCO 40 miles

Depends where I'm installing, but specificly buy my stuff from Horizon. I go to the other places when I need a specialty part that I don't buy in bulk.

As for Lowes', it just opened up this year. (7 miles)
Home Depot, I have 4 different stores all within a 20 minute drive when traffice is normal.

I guess thats what's nice about living in a major populated state.

J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening
C-27 CA. Contr# 770044
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Old 11-14-2001, 12:10 AM
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mine is century rain aid, oops i guess its john deere landscapes now.
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Old 11-14-2001, 12:15 AM
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Ewing Irrigation 95%
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Old 11-14-2001, 07:44 PM
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here in michigan, the birthplace of century rain aid, I go there, although they just changed their name to jd landscapes...john deere bought them out. Back In New York where I used to live, I bought from GPM but there were also two other established independant distrubutors. Rain aid had one store in the area. The only time I ever bought from lowes or home depot was when the supply houses were closed and I absolutely had to have something.

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Old 11-14-2001, 09:09 PM
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Century Rain Aid/John Deere Landscapes

They have a catalog, make deliveries and UPS stuff. I can't speak for Lowes but you can't get the true professional products at Depot or the hardware store. Some lower end products are identical and others are cheap junk with the big name. Many people have been ticked off buying RainBird because they thought they were getting the same stuff they'd get from a contractor. Found out it was "consumer grade" product and less satisfactory.
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Old 03-12-2002, 12:33 PM
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I buy from CPS here in CO. I do know you can get excellent service over the phone or net and they will deliver to my job site. That way I don't have to make the trip out and back.
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Old 03-12-2002, 07:25 PM
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Old 03-13-2002, 03:28 AM
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85% Ewing
15% local guy (need to have two suppliers, just in case)

I hate to use Home Depot or Lowe's for part. They have consumer grade stuff that won't hold up. We've replace a few Home Depot timers, etc.

I like a professional supply house, they tend to stand behind stuff and give technical advise when I need support.
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