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Old 11-13-2012, 08:31 AM
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I wish I could do 8 in a day

Right now i'm typically doing 18-20 per day which is 30 min a job. Mainly resi ranging typically from cookie cutter systems to 2 acre lots. On the bigger 15-25 zone resi systems I just start at zone 1 with the controller working forwards and then use the station master on the last zone working backwords. On neighbors I double up the systems with 1-3 min run time per zone.

I can only imagine the profit my boss is making as we are doing just about 100 jobs a day with full force of almost a month left of winterizing
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:36 AM
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I can only imagine the profit my boss is making as we are doing just about 100 jobs a day with full force of almost a month left of winterizing
That's a lot of overhead he's got going, so don't be too hard on him, he seems like a nice guy. Winterize got us through the lean months when we had not a hell of a lot to do.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:50 PM
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I wish I could do 8 in a day. Right now i'm typically doing 18-20 per day which is 30 min a job.
BTDT, with a couple different irrigation companies. Too many to do it right.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:32 PM
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just finished today. was in jersey city. winterized 3 systems across 2 buildings. took a total of 7 hours from the yard back to the yard. zone total was 13. i bet the compressor ran for less than 45 minutes, but the set up and breakdown take forever. sometimes things just take time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:16 PM
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When we started to get enough clients to efficiently make winterize a big part of the biz, RB 33DL quick-couple valves became a part of the install, and re-build clients got one, as well. With the same key on the compressor hose, as well as a remote pigtail,winterize became quick and profitable.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:42 PM
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Never cared for quick couplers for blow outs. I prefer a plug or even a boiler drain so I can leave it open if the shut off has a drip or someone turns it on before its time.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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You can easily pass 100+ cfm through a boiler drain, especially the old-school ones
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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i try to streamline the connection as much as possible. got down to hose bib (which i usually remove due to restriction), 1" female, or 3/4" female.

then just a few oddballs, to which making a proper connection is too costly.

i prefer the 3/4 or 1" thread.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:20 PM
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That's a lot of overhead he's got going, so don't be too hard on him, he seems like a nice guy. Winterize got us through the lean months when we had not a hell of a lot to do.
Yeah something that has to be done, fairly easy money. Talked to my boss about testing backflows to stay busy.

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When we started to get enough clients to efficiently make winterize a big part of the biz, RB 33DL quick-couple valves became a part of the install, and re-build clients got one, as well. With the same key on the compressor hose, as well as a remote pigtail,winterize became quick and profitable.
We had a site that had the monster RB quick couple, key "7K"?, Anyway you could push some air through that

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:34 PM
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Talked to my boss about testing backflows to stay busy.
He's having you use a pissy compressor to blow irrigation systems.
Do you think he will pay for your backflow classes and test kit?
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