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10 things your landscaper won't tell you

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by elitelawnteam1, May 17, 2012.

  1. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,796

    Not to piss on a parade but....
    Damageing a head has nothing to do with a properly installed system if you were intellectually honest you would know this..
     
  2. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    Nonesense...failed heads and improperly installed heads are most often an unseen hazard...when installed properly and proper functioning, heads don't get cut off etc..
    Popups for lawn should be flush with dirt, no risers in lawn...

    I'd agree that visible heads should be avoided...its not so easy
    I call it 'Easter egg hunts' looking for heads which failed to retract into sleeve or installed improperly...not part of the mowing process to spend a bunch of time on this....keeep your system repaired and avoid problems and waste less water
     
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  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,796

    Now what does a stuck head have to do with install please explaine.
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    iv never seen one installed incorrectly. I have however taken one or two out with my plow.
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    he is talking about two different things. a failed head can be hard to see. but even then is pretty rare to hit
     
  6. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    Installed above the level of soil such that they present a hazard that most times cannot be seen is improper installation...if you need more height to get over grass when it grows tall, istall 6inch heads...

    Stuck heads are a repair issue, when the seals dry out or spring fails therefore not allowing the nozzle to retract into the sleeve and also doesn't seal up when operating hence wasting water...not install problem
     
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,796

    That's not how I took his post stuck heads have nothing to do with a bad or good install it just happends sticking heads does not mean the system is a poor install and that is what he is implying.
     
  8. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    could mean cheap heads with weak springs, and or the seals wear out faster/harden if exposed above the ground ...maybe not proeprly maintained systems have more stuck heads/not regularly checked or run-

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  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    here is one which will fail after a few years--
    popups too close to the tree-

    the roots seek out the moisture and wrap around the pipe-- these were in grass at one time-

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  10. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    here is a no no--installed directly into the pipe--
    anyone walking on the head or mower could easily crush the pipe below--

    the other is what happened to the head installed near the tree...the roots grew over the nozzle

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