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Old 12-02-2013, 11:04 PM
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So back in July I get a call from the caretaker of this place that I have work for 6 years. He wanted a price on installing drip on the tiered walls on the hill to water grasses. I go and look and told him it would be about $5,800 +/-. He then tells me the landscaper gave the home owner a price of $2,500 and asked if I would match it. I said no way and told him to watch out because that price was way too low.

So today i was there blowing it out and it was my first time back since i gave my price and I got to see what this clown did. I look down on the hill and see he ran 2 lines on drip in a 4' bed of pure sand; no valve box; never wired the valves; manifold not connected to the main. I don't even think it will work when I straighten it out n the spring. The way the guy fed the drip I don't think it will make it to the end. You get what you pay for I guess.





Drip seems like it would be really tough going in sand...those emitters rely on the water whicking...if the sand is coarse notsomuch....don't know how much water will get to plants unless you space lines really close...go tell your homeowner you'll fix it for 6k...the extra cost is to rip out the incorrect cheap driplines...
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:51 PM
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I didn't take a pic but I thought this was funny

We all know the Old weathermatic solenoids wiring breaks right at the solenoid causing them to fail.

I pulled up a valve box today of 4 valves and inside was frankenstiens family. Someone screwed in 2 screws on each solenoid and then wrapped the irrigation wiring around the screw. Amazingly there was conductivity
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:52 AM
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and how long do you think it operated like that? lol
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:12 AM
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brass or stainless screws might make a forever repair
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:45 PM
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i kind of admire the ingenuity. very often we are presented with problems and need to find a solution to it, and while that is not the most ideal, nor the most reliable by any means, it probably worked. and i never would have thought of it. too often we get caught up in the high and mighty of "this is how it has to be" and lose sight of get it effing working. try to find a balance.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:28 PM
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i kind of admire the ingenuity. very often we are presented with problems and need to find a solution to it, and while that is not the most ideal, nor the most reliable by any means, it probably worked. and i never would have thought of it. too often we get caught up in the high and mighty of "this is how it has to be" and lose sight of get it effing working. try to find a balance.
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Might work as a bandaid until you can replace the solenoid, but I would never consider that a permanent repair as the reliability is highly questionable.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:13 PM
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Not a hack but this was too good to pass up.

I always highly discourage homeowners from manually turning on valves

I kinda feel like replacing one of the valves with a 2400
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:35 PM
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I would buy one of those!!!
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:47 PM
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Wireless RS mounted to well cover, Sideways.. It has
fallen over of course...

Controller Inside Under Cover With Well Head-

Lawn Rotor Sprinklers Hit The Well Cover Nicely,

This was installed by a well known Raleigh based contractor-
I'm not naming names....

Commercial Office Building In Wake Forest NC
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:30 PM
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Wireless RS mounted to well cover, Sideways.. It has
fallen over of course...

Controller Inside Under Cover With Well Head-

Lawn Rotor Sprinklers Hit The Well Cover Nicely,

This was installed by a well known Raleigh based contractor-
I'm not naming names....

Commercial Office Building In Wake Forest NC
That fake rock looks worse than the well head would if they just left it exposed.
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