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Old 03-07-2013, 12:49 PM
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Mix/Match System??

New customer, system is approx 10yrs old. 12 zones. All zones are working from a controller & valve standpoint. issue is 8 out of 12 zones have broken heads, one zone has a cracked lateral and almost all the rotor heads are leaning(one was watering a light pole lol). some of the spray heads are broken. i call this a mix match system because some of the rotors are Orbit brand and some are rainbird.
now here is my question. for ease of maitenance and replacement/repair should i just go ahead and convince the customer to change out all the rotors to rainbird?

i stock a good bit of rainbird sprays/rotors and parts in my trailer due to a large system i maintain at a school. im going back out monday to replace the damaged heads and fix the lateral thats broken. i fgure it would only add another hour or two to switch out the other rotors in the yard.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:05 PM
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Install whatever brand you stock. Less inventory increases profits.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:41 PM
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now here is my question. for ease of maitenance and replacement/repair should i just go ahead and convince the customer to change out all the rotors to rainbird?
how you are able to accomplish this?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:16 PM
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how you are able to accomplish this?
I dont understand what you are asking.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:27 PM
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I dont understand what you are asking.
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me either.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:20 AM
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how you are able to accomplish this?
Explain to the customer that it would be advantageous to have a single brand of sprinkler for maintenance, and cheaper to change them all at the same time.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:23 AM
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Explain to the customer that it would be advantageous to have a single brand of sprinkler for maintenance, and cheaper to change them all at the same time.
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Thanks Jim.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:02 AM
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now here is my question. for ease of maitenance and replacement/repair should i just go ahead and convince the customer to change out all the rotors to rainbird?
Audit the system (and that doesn't mean just a catch can audit either), go from there. I find if the system is cobbled together, typically the only acceptable fix IMO is replacing all the sprinklers and fixing any design issues while you are at it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:08 AM
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Im going out monday and just fixing the broken heads so the system can run while they are out of town for the next few weeks. When they get back they want to go ahead and do a full system revamp.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:59 AM
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why don't you get the system at least functional first and then throw out your suggestions for upgrading / renovating.
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