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Is this a good price for valve replacement?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by lawnmasters05, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. lawnmasters05

    lawnmasters05 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I recently replaced 4 150 psi rainbird valves covering 4 zones. I charged $300.00 for labor plus parts which ran me around $60.00. Was this a good price for a residential system?
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    It depends on many factors.
    How did you go about replacing them and how long did it take?
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Which valve model is that "150 psi rainbird"?
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,688

    At fifteen a pop, they were DV valves - if someone inquires about replacement for a complete manifold of valves (hello Flo-Pro) I give them $100 a valve as a yardstick for the time and material.
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Same here, if it is general residential. But, I tell them that site conditions can completely change that. I had one of my techs replace a 4 valve manifold this summer, and it took him about 6 hours due to all the roots that were growing in and around the valves and box. Roots pushing up on the manifold is what cracked the manifold tees to begin with.

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