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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I make it a simple base requirement to obtain my experience at repairs and upgrades. Also, I have no desire whatsoever to be connected to one of those "backflow events" you can read about.
     
  2. DanaMac

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    SO glad I found the ignore button last year. I'd be in a bad mood right now if I could read every reply :)

    1%ers, right Mikey?
     
  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    To quote the J. Geils Band: "First I look at the purse".

    If the HO can afford it, we go for the full upgrade package. If not, we do it a bit at a time. Just finished changing over an all-Toro system to all-Rainbird, from controls to heads, got paid as the last heads were being adjusted.

    Another HO who had her pump and controller replaced last month for just under $1000 is scheduled for valve replacement this month. In May, we'll start going through and replacing the heads.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

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    I'm always mildly astonished that homeowners with a half-million or so worth of house and land are too stingy to spend a couple hundred to bring the plumbing up to code.
     
  5. Kiril

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    You mean you actually can be in a good mood? I am happy you found the ignore button too ... now if you could just find the stop whining and crying button.

    Exactly! I have stretched some jobs over many years to accommodate the client. I don't give bullshiit ultimatums like a 6 year old just because I don't like their current system.
     
  6. I got stuck on mildly astonished. How is one mildly astonished? Is that similar to being intensely unsurprised?
     
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    semi bonless ham
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    A lot of them are house poor and have less cash in their pocket then you.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I remember customers in new developments with homes almost completely empty, but still ordering up enough landscaping to keep up with the Jones.
     
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    They answer the door , you say hello , and it echoes.
     

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