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how do i do a spring start up??

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by P.Services, May 10, 2008.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i dont do very much irrigation work at all, i dont like it and i dont know how so i keep my hands off the stuff. i have a guy im going to do a mulch job in the morning and he insists that i turn on the system. what are the basics?
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stick to mulch, hire a pro for the irrigation.
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have told him about 10 times i dont want to do it so i will find out if i can get away without it. he just keeps saying all i have to do is turn it on and you can ajust the heads. i belive their is a lot more to it then that. i did do a huge repair job last year i will get a picture of one of the lines for you guys to see soon.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    "You touch it, you assume responsibility." :nono:
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ask him why he doesn't deal with an irrigation company. If it's about money, do you really want this job?
  7. nylan8888

    nylan8888 LawnSite Member
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    That says it all.
  8. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not sure what the problem is. Tell the customer that you are a landscaper and don't work in irrigation. that should be it. I don't get customers refusing to allow me to turn the spinklers on because i won't mow the lawn. It's 2 different things.

    that said, i have the feeling this guy is a cheepskate and doesn't want to pay for an additional service for the irrigation. In that case, I would pass on the job.

  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or learn the trade. the guy that bought my business was a lawn jockey &
    he is well on his way to being full service.
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    its not about money at all, he said "i dont care what it cost's me just get it done". in the past three years i just call my irrigation guy and he does it but this year he must be real busy because i havent heard a word back. i have three big jobs for him to go with it also.

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