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Doing a large Audit

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    Finally got the H.O.A to approve 30 K + of work on moving, redesign, installing remote capable controllers..

    Apparently my cycle and soak program hit it off there...They saved 20 K in water during a pretty warm for Greater Boston area.

    Although its hard to put particular numbers on direct savings in water, we have been raising, moving, shutting off heads for 2 days...Large MP rotar conversion on tree medians....

    Finding that spray head height is the main culprit for loss, I'm excited to see the system run...It should be a pretty easy turn on and service with new remotes...

    Sorry Peter Fimco, but the RM just isn't in the budget @ this time...
    Baby steps with my rep though...

    Five 2 inch POC's, upwards of 70 PSI high flow
    Four 30 + zone controllers...

    I hope this audit pays off....Hopefully it will make our mark on commercial work in the area...
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,673

    Jawohl, Audit-Meister!
  3. I'm just happy to hear you are installing remote capable controllers. Hunter? RB?
  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    An HOA actually approved more than $200 worth of sprinkler work?!
    Way to go ROTAR!!!! :clapping::clapping::clapping:
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    cycle and soak on 30+ zone controllers... well done! what's the secret?
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,673

    must have been the dancing sales pitch :cool2:
  7. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    True that, usually I get "can't you just stick it on a riser." This comment usually coming from the "landscape manager" talking about a PGP.
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    Peter they are Hunter, can get 75% +/- of remote control on the property..

    Hoa's suck...
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    First off we converted all beds to drip from poorly spaced sprays>cut run time on the rotars and sprays...

    Then took the sprays ran them for 2-3 mins twice a watering cycle instead of the previous 8 mins per zone....The run off was amazing...

    Mostly every third day and in the heat of the season every other day...
    Installed new rain sensors...
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Nice one, young Jedi. The Force is strong with this one.

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