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Old 08-19-2010, 08:00 AM
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Wait I have some pictures; The last one is my favorite.

One of the residents is the irrigation specialist.
Id venture to say that if youre in the south some of those pic you took look like chinch bug damage on St Augustine rather than irrigation issues... which the average HO treats Chinch bug damage as drought stress and waters heavily which inturns causes dollar weed and sedge... and the more they water the larger the spot gets since they have mis diagnosed the problem...
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:52 AM
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I love when a customer calls for a "brown spot".
One - there are the occasional times that a brown "spot" is a dead spot from dumping the fertilizer spreader.
Two - the "spot" is a browning or stressed entire lawn, and you know that it is just a matter of adjusting the program. Sprinkler programs should be adjusted every few weeks. The way I program a system in April or May when we start it up, does not work for July and August if there is no rain.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:56 AM
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Id venture to say that if youre in the south some of those pic you took look like chinch bug damage on St Augustine rather than irrigation issues... which the average HO treats Chinch bug damage as drought stress and waters heavily which inturns causes dollar weed and sedge... and the more they water the larger the spot gets since they have mis diagnosed the problem...
Hey Marc - in your sig, you might want to spell "University" correctly.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:17 AM
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Hey Marc - in your sig, you might want to spell "University" correctly.
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good catch, I must have changed it when I added the Leukemia sig line..

no one else has caught it...Smarty pants...
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:35 AM
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:35 PM
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The last one is my favorite.

One of the residents is the irrigation specialist.
So, never mind the exposed PVC and pile of rubble... looks like that green fustercluck on the right is an indexing valve...

From what I hear, makes me think the Melon Patch must be in Florida.

http://www.fimcomfg.com/valve.html
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:24 PM
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So, never mind the exposed PVC and pile of rubble... looks like that green fustercluck on the right is an indexing valve...

From what I hear, makes me think the Melon Patch must be in Florida.

http://www.fimcomfg.com/valve.html
You're 100% correct, Greg - that is indeed the fabled Fimco Hydroindexing Valve (available at all the big-box stores, right next to that top-notch Orbit equipment).

I'm guessing that the item to its left is the top of a submersible well. Or it could be (shudder) a control valve off city water...

Upon further review it is indeed a control valve on city water, with sealtite attached to the solenoid.

(hangs heads in shame for what passes for irrigation in his state)
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:31 PM
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Id venture to say that if youre in the south some of those pic you took look like chinch bug damage on St Augustine rather than irrigation issues... which the average HO treats Chinch bug damage as drought stress and waters heavily which inturns causes dollar weed and sedge... and the more they water the larger the spot gets since they have mis diagnosed the problem...
Yep.. just add more water, it'll make it all better. Had a hard time convincing these people it wasn't an irrigation issue, but a bug & fungi problem... (but it's all brown and icky) @ $ 165.00 minimum for the call out, what the hell, I'll reduce the water & tell em a bunch of times to call the LICENSED pesticide applicator.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:39 PM
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So, never mind the exposed PVC and pile of rubble... looks like that green fustercluck on the right is an indexing valve...

From what I hear, makes me think the Melon Patch must be in Florida.

http://www.fimcomfg.com/valve.html
Your right, there's 27 of them watering this 7 acre clustercluck... the green ones you buy right next to the Orbit spray heads at the Big Box, the gray ones actually come from Kilpatrick, a supplier of professional irrigation materials.

Those little bad boys are bread and butter to me... You hate them, but they smell like money to me. Too bad I just won the bid to rip all that $hit out, start from scratch and put in a real irrigation system...
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