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costumer demands pay their water bill

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by garciajj612, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Chief said that he re-calculated the Mayan calendar and it stops on Feb 31. He didn't say which year though.
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  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    A lil liquor in the eggnog this morning boots?
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    what, you wanted Iambic Pentameter?
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dude had to stop writing it sometime. or he would still be writing it.
     
  5. garciajj612

    garciajj612 LawnSite Member
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    Can you please explain to me how I can use/make induction adapter. I def want to fix it now if I can figure it out. Thanks
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Check your PMs
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  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You have the pictures and see its easy to build, next step is a pressure test.

    Put 40 lbs on the system for a few minutes, release it and recharge it to 40 lbs for a couple of hrs.

    If it leaks off quickly spray all connections with soapy water and seal any leaks.

    If the system holds 40 lbs for 2 hrs there are no leaks. If you can't get the system to hold pressure, follow the mainline, the air will surface.

    Any problems or questions call me and i will talk you through it.
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  8. RandalatA1Sprinklers

    RandalatA1Sprinklers LawnSite Member
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    sounds like bs to me. how did they figure out it was a leak after the system was shut off. does not sound right. i would want them to show me where the leak is.
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like human nature to me. Water on, high water bill.

    System off, lower water bill.

    Customer and purveyor both point finger at installer.

    Once a pressure test is performed, the installer can tell the customer 1 of 2 things.
    1) There is a leak, it will be addressed NOW!
    2) There is no leak. Pressure testing proves mainline and valve integrety.

    If there is a leak, the difference in usage and leak can be calculated. Installer/customer/purveyor come to compromise in most instances.

    I don't know why a test tee is not installed on every new system, the cost is mimimal.
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  10. RandalatA1Sprinklers

    RandalatA1Sprinklers LawnSite Member
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    customers never cease to amaze me. I had a guy this spring that turned his system on in April cuz we had a few nice days. then we had a hard freeze again which froze and split his pvb. he accused me of not winterizing right. when I got there his water was off but the drain ports on his pvb were closed. hmm, I had them open when I winterized it. even told him make sure he shut them when he turned on in spring. oops he forgot to open them back up before I arrived. he denied he turned it on early. told him I would fix it but I would have to charge him. he told me nevermind he would fix it. then this fall he called me to winterize it. told him no thanks, I didnt need his money. he was a jag from day one on his install. then his neighbor let it slip that he did have sprinklers on in april. just confirmed what i already knew.
     

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