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Old 09-19-2011, 09:59 PM
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Rain Bird Academy - Boot Camp Classes

Anyone on the forum have any experience with Rain Bird Academy- Boot Camp classes? If so, what did you think of the classes?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:33 PM
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Never heard of it.

What do they do?

You Call that a trench>?!?!?!? My 600lbs Grandma Can Dig a Better Trench Then You!!!!!

DIG! DIG! DIG! DIG!

Stop Watch on the Ready!!! GO GO GO Install that sprinkler head!!!!!!!! RARRRRRRRRR

Cadet!! You have Failed to realize the reasoning for a marlex! DROP AND INSTALL ME 300 MARLEXS!!!

When You Respond to me The only words I want to here is Rain Bird First and Last .. DO YOU GET ME?!?!?

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Old 09-20-2011, 05:35 AM
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:31 AM
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Gotta love the pic.



Hey Mr. Instructor .... you know if you tilt the pipe in the other direction you won't get primer running down the pipe.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:33 AM
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I attended the technician class several years ago. They go over a ton of information in a short time. If I had to do it all over again, I probably wouldn't. Getting your hands dirty in the field is the best way to learn.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:05 AM
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You've got all the boot camp you need right here on Lawnsite irrigation forum.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:45 AM
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About 3 or 4 years ago I sent three of my irrigation techs to one of the Rain Bird classes. It was a two day class that covered troubleshooting. They all said that they got a lot out of it. They covered the 521 and the ground fault locator as well as basic multimeter usage and troubleshooting techniques. If I recall, in addition to controller troubleshooting they also covered valve troubleshooting. They have a lot of different classes. I took a two day class on Maxi-Com and learned a lot.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:41 PM
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I have never been to one of those types of classes.

Kiril's comment made me remember a funny experience at a CEU class I had to take for license renewal.

Instructor was trying to show the attendees why vinyl gloves were necessary because he kept getting primer all over himself, the desk - made a real mess. Said he had been in the field for over twenty years prior to instructing and never found a method that would minimize the mess he was making.

All I did was walk up to him, in front of the class, pick up a relatively clean section of pipe, hold the cut end over the primer can and swabbed it while allowing the runoff to drop into the can. Then walked back and sat down with clean hands while saying it works in a trench with a short length of pipe to raise the main pipe. I was promptly kicked out of class - but got credit for the CEU though. . .
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:17 PM
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:20 PM
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The boot camp classes are good if you dont know a darn thing about irrigation and you want to start. But if you have a good knowledge and already install or service systems then its a waste..
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