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Old 10-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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Now only if the job was in florida and not the pacific northwest, and the company had crews familiar with valve in heads! Hot Dog!

Unfortunately not all companies (and most techs don't) have sufficient experience with valve in heads unless they come with golf course experience.

Golf Courses and commercial irrigation companies (for whatever reason), at least in the area in question, tend to keep their "people" separate... so you might have a company owner that knows quite a bit about valve in heads but if this the first (and/or only) install of the kind to use those for this company, then it ends up putting the owner and/or upper eschelon on the too for every warranty, adjustment, or maintenance call for years to come, which is why I said (especially in a larger company) unless you use the product a lot, logistically you are better served (and better service to the client) to stick with solutions you know than to think outside the tool box, so to speak. Now if the company deals with alot of valve in heads, that would be a moot point. But they would be a rare duck rather than a common company model, at least in the Washington area. (I dont know about florida)

as far as lightening, grounding kits are pretty common place in that area too... Although with the price of wiring in the last several years (holy cow 10-2 has gone up a lot!) it's not a bad design feature if you are struggling to fit in a budget.
Well not my first thought to put large rotor, valve in head, it would be cool, but not realistic. That much I know because nobody that I know of stocks parts, I don't have experience with valve in head and they cost 3 times for for the extra 25' of radius when I can just put in an I40 with opposing nozzles.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:52 AM
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Ok so found out some information today. Job contract is for approx. 250k. Landscape design calls for 1300 plants, no irrigation design biggest lawn area approx. 160' across, total property about 2.5 acres I believe.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:09 AM
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I deal directly with HD FOWLER down there in washington.

That's pretty cool. Fowler is great, they are our suppliers. My boss and I have good skiing a few times with some of there head irrigation guys.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:12 AM
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Ok so found out some information today. Job contract is for approx. 250k. Landscape design calls for 1300 plants, no irrigation design biggest lawn area approx. 160' across, total property about 2.5 acres I believe.
yikes

Does your company do the landscape/ hardscape too?

Why plant 1300 plants with no irrigation to them?
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:23 AM
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yikes

Does your company do the landscape/ hardscape too?

Why plant 1300 plants with no irrigation to them?
Yeah, well demo the existing and redo it, the job had been postponed at least til March. As far as the irrigation IDK, the guy I replaced did the design on it and has no formal design experience?
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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That's pretty cool. Fowler is great, they are our suppliers. My boss and I have good skiing a few times with some of there head irrigation guys.
I dealt with United and Horizon until Fowler opened a branch close to me, never looked back.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 AM
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Yeah, well demo the existing and redo it, the job had been postponed at least til March. As far as the irrigation IDK, the guy I replaced did the design on it and has no formal design experience?
Smells of mega?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:40 PM
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Smells of mega?
Smells like cow pie unless it's properly designed.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:51 PM
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wow, i just read this, and learned how stupid my questions must sound too you.

....wisdom....
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:32 PM
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Smells like cow pie unless it's properly designed.
Cow pie is delicious .... I loves me some cow pie.
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