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Old 10-24-2010, 03:48 PM
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I did a cold call service where the folks said they'd lost a 20' x 50' chunk of turf on a high bank waterfront property. I looked (gingerly) at the edge of the bank and saw four laterals dangling 10' out in the air. All of them had auto-drains at the ends! Needless to say, "cone markers in the truck and up the driveway".
Why not take the challenge, fix it right, and have a customer for life? Instead of always "cone markers in the truck and up the driveway". Educate them and fix it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:02 PM
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:31 PM
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Why not take the challenge, fix it right, and have a customer for life? Instead of always "cone markers in the truck and up the driveway". Educate them and fix it.
To much liability. What with downspouts daylighting, house too close to the bank, unstable soil, tons of rain in the winter, no way. I looked at a lot after that, but bailed each time. Never did a high (150' to 500'+) job, gave me the willies.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:55 PM
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To much liability. What with downspouts daylighting, house too close to the bank, unstable soil, tons of rain in the winter, no way. I looked at a lot after that, but bailed each time. Never did a high (150' to 500'+) job, gave me the willies.
sometimes, no matter how much fun a job looks like doing the liability outweighs the profitability.
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:36 PM
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If you don't know where the valves are located on some of the homes use one of these to fire the valves.

http://www.valuetesters.com/Tempo-24...Tester-Kit.php
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:01 PM
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BPC - So If I pick one of those up, break the line and plumb in a fitting to blow through, add air, then I can use that to cycle through the valves? That way, I don't have to mess with pulling the generator up, or getting into the house to access a panel correct?

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:51 PM
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BPC may not be back soon but that 24a will kick on one valve at a time. need to get to the wires and hook one to the common and each zone wire with the other clip. Turn it off and on each time you move the clip. Not sure it is good to have a compressor adding air during the temporary shut downs but you know more about that than I do.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:03 PM
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Not sure it is good to have a compressor adding air during the temporary shut downs but you know more about that than I do.
Not good, air (not the compressor) should be shut down. What a time-consuming winterize that will be!
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:30 PM
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I'm confused on that last statement. Are you saying shut down the air pressure between switching valves? I planned on that, just trying to interpret if there is another issue you're referring to?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:36 PM
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I'm confused on that last statement. Are you saying shut down the air pressure between switching valves? I planned on that, just trying to interpret if there is another issue you're referring to?
No other issue, sorry for the confusion. Have you found the manual bleeders?
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