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Old 09-28-2011, 10:58 PM
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Install heads touching sidewalks for $$$

I'm not talking about even 1/2" away, I'm talking about physically touching the cement.
If the customer hires a lawn company that edges, they will break heads, call out for you $$$
If the city replaces and parts of sidewalk, replacement heads, call out for you $$$.
Cheaper to install, $$$ for you.

Ok sarcasm off, why do some people install heads against cement, instead of giving some clearance?
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:27 PM
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Ok sarcasm off, why do some people install heads against cement, instead of giving some clearance?
Because they are idiots.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:45 AM
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See the above; and dys.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:42 AM
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Because they are idiots.
ding ding ding! Kiril is the winner with the correct answer!

seriously though... there is no other answer other than the installer was an idiot.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:01 PM
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I'm not talking about even 1/2" away, I'm talking about physically touching the cement.
If the customer hires a lawn company that edges, they will break heads, call out for you $$$
If the city replaces and parts of sidewalk, replacement heads, call out for you $$$.
Cheaper to install, $$$ for you.

Ok sarcasm off, why do some people install heads against cement, instead of giving some clearance?
I don't do any irrigation and can tell you that is dumb. Most companies around here install them touching the sidewalk or curb. Then they charge the cust. to replace them when they tear them up edging. Its crazy.....
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:10 PM
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It's a form of planned obsolescence; once the HO figures out they are getting screwed, the irrigation co. is obsolete.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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I kept heads 4 fingers away from sidewalk. Literally put my hand on the ground and cut accordingly.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:53 PM
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Because they are idiots.
Geez, I like it when you talk dirty.
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