Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Often wondered the same about you but the post count rolls on, and on, and on
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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am powered by Cosmic Rays... :walking:
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm sure you will be around a long, long time Boots :)
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  4. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The first three are all from the same site. The QC along with eight others was installed before the dcva.

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  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    So back in July I get a call from the caretaker of this place that I have work for 6 years. He wanted a price on installing drip on the tiered walls on the hill to water grasses. I go and look and told him it would be about $5,800 +/-. He then tells me the landscaper gave the home owner a price of $2,500 and asked if I would match it. I said no way and told him to watch out because that price was way too low.

    So today i was there blowing it out and it was my first time back since i gave my price and I got to see what this clown did. I look down on the hill and see he ran 2 lines on drip in a 4' bed of pure sand; no valve box; never wired the valves; manifold not connected to the main. I don't even think it will work when I straighten it out n the spring. The way the guy fed the drip I don't think it will make it to the end. You get what you pay for I guess.

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  6. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    he did install the zone. maybe he gave a separate price to connect it to the main
     
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kinda like " orange juice , all ya can drink for .25 cents" and when they ask for more you tell them that is all you can drink for .25 cents.
     
  8. Rcn971

    Rcn971 LawnSite Member
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    At least he didn't bury the valves.....lol. Looks like it would be around 4000' of dripline. Even at $5800 you weren't going to make a killing given the conditions you are dealing with.

    I lived out on the Island for a year. There was some really nice work, but the bad jobs were really bad. I'll have to remember to snap a few shots for this thread as there are some real prize installers here where I'm at as well.
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Where on the island did you live/work?
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  10. Rcn971

    Rcn971 LawnSite Member
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    I lived in Smithtown for a year and worked for PI Services.....Frank Realmudo....not sure of last name spelling. That was 20 years ago though....lol.
     

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