How many times have you had a sprinkler system come on while cutting

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ATL Lawn, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    It happened to me today, lucky i was 95% done with the small yard. but it was funny....
     
  2. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Feels good when it happens in the summer time...
     
  3. Po'_Boys

    Po'_Boys LawnSite Member
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    I had it happen to me 102 degree weather. Best thing that ever happened to me while mowing(Or so it seemed at the time).
    I did an extra good job on the lawn so it would take a little longer:)
     
  4. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    2 or 3 times I think. Most of my client's systems are programmed to come on in the early morning hours.
     
  5. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had it happen. The old guy did it on purpose, I came around the corner and he was at the control box laughing his azz off.

    Next week I re-adjusted one of the rotors so it would soak his smoking chair on the porch. I'll bet sitting on that wet foam for a morning smoke had him thinking of me, laughing my azz off.:laugh:

    I'll always one-up a joker.:jester:
     
  6. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not really all that often unless the irrigation program has been altered. My crews adhere to a pretty uniform schedule and they know what properties are serviced on what days.
    I have only had one real pita who kept changing the programmed times on his controller. After a couple of times of interference I got fed up with re-routing this one pita. Seems he was changing the program times.
    I don't think he was trying to mess with my guys, I just think he didn't understand a Hunter Pro-C controller.
     
  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just hired a helper and we are getting to the accounts a lot earlier and we had irrigation come on 4 properties this week.
     
  8. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    At least once a season...:rolleyes:
     
  9. PhillyShells

    PhillyShells LawnSite Member
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    System turned on a few times just as I was pulling up to the house but never while I was working. But I have been ambushed on a golf course quite a few times - on the fairways and while putting on greens they just pop on !
     
  10. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
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    twice on the same yard in the same week
     

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