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Old 09-07-2010, 08:17 PM
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insane is right, I don't know how you guys can keep up on service for drip. Around here it gets hacked up 2 or 3 times a year either by the landscaper or homeowner (usually both) and it's pretty much useless once debris enters the line. Never seen it used for turf and hope I never do.
gotto put it in right... ie out of the path of line trimmers, edgers, etc. I have installs I did 5 years ago with no problems.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:17 PM
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ya need one of these
I think I may be sitting on panty pudding.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:27 PM
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gotto put it in right... ie out of the path of line trimmers, edgers, etc. I have installs I did 5 years ago with no problems.
trimmers, edgers, etc. are not the problem. It's the never ending planting of annuals.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:49 PM
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gotto put it in right... ie out of the path of line trimmers, edgers, etc. I have installs I did 5 years ago with no problems.
What was your spacing and soil type?

How do you handle steep slopes?
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:33 PM
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I just replaced an entire lawn of netafim with conventional spray. HO hated it. The water rolled down the hill and ended up against the house at the bottom. It was spaced approx 18" and 6" deep (too deep?).

The property owners sometimes hate drip so much that it makes me want to avoid it.

I think the concept is great but if the customer hates it I aint going to sell it.

I have some drip on my home and recommend it so some customers in certain situations. I just give them a boat load of upfront neagtives and let them decide.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:37 PM
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Drip on a slope is tough. Gravity rules and distribution sux. If it isn't level or close to level I wouldn't even attempt it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:47 AM
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Had a customer call yesterday . well acording to him " no one has played with the clock" mysteryously a second start time ( 11 am ) was added , zones that are supposed to run for 25 min were upped to 45 and one zone was set to run for 6 hrs. His 2 month water bill was $2383.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:30 AM
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Youch. It's amazing how many times I find this later on in the season.

I had a guy last year, He was wondering why he bill was so much and why his yard was so soggy

I found out he had all programs going everyday with 4 start times each program.
I told him this is the problem .. but he didn't believe me.

He absolutely insisted it was something else and not the programming.

lol
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:54 AM
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Drip on a slope is tough. Gravity rules and distribution sux. If it isn't level or close to level I wouldn't even attempt it.
I think the maximum grade for a drip emitter septic system is 10-15%, I would imagine the same rules should be followed for irrigation.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:02 AM
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Drip on a slope is tough. Gravity rules and distribution sux. If it isn't level or close to level I wouldn't even attempt it.
Yea ..... OK.
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