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Old 02-11-2013, 10:51 AM
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It does not sound like it will take all that long to do. Best as a 2 man job so you are not trying to dodge traffic getting into the driver side of the truck. What is the flow rate from the tank and figure about 15~20 gallons a pot?

You got the staging to load and return the truck. Travel time and about 6 mins per pot depending on flow.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:55 AM
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yeah that makes sense for sure. I was only thinking like 5 gallons at the most per pot for each time given that ill be doing it 3x a week. 15-20 gallons per pot seems like a lot for each go around.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:56 AM
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im just going to use a 250-300 gallon tank with a hose set up. I dont think a pump will be necessary?
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:00 PM
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yeah that makes sense for sure. I was only thinking like 5 gallons at the most per pot for each time given that ill be doing it 3x a week. 15-20 gallons per pot seems like a lot for each go around.
It well could be too much water but then again, I would consider that it might take that much. I do not know what exactly is planted and the water holding capacity of the soil and so forth. At least once per week, maybe Saturday you likely will want to saturate the pots. The trees will take a lot more water for sure.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:07 PM
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This guy is 5.5 GPM and would speed up the process for sure.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:17 PM
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yeah that would definately be a big helper... i think ive got a general idea of what to charge for everything. was thinking per time (based on 3x per week) doing all 18 pots for $165 per time, or $495 per week making the yearly watering (july-october) $7,920
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:19 PM
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yeah that would definately be a big helper... i think ive got a general idea of what to charge for everything. was thinking per time (based on 3x per week) doing all 18 pots for $165 per time, or $495 per week making the yearly watering (july-october) $7,920
That is pretty close to what I was thinking too. It will take some time to fill a 300 gallon tank unless you rent a meter from the city to put on a fire hydrant which might be worth it. The water pressure at my shop stinks.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:31 PM
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yeah im going tomorrow to see how long it takes to fill a 5 gallon bucket and multiply that to see what my load time will be.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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Time is money, however the City can be funny about the exact equipment needed to fill a tank but one of those leased meters on a fire hydrant will fill that tank in less than 2 mins and beat you to death at the same time if wide open.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:40 PM
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yeah im willing to bet i can fill the tank in 1.5 hours at the most while im finishing things up at the shop after work and itll all be ready to go in the morning.
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