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Is this price OK?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mdlwn1, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    New zone to be added. Area is about 30x20. Existing valve box is 5 feet from area. All spray heads. Obviously a manifold rebuild of some kind. I'm not sure what is involved regarding wiring...controller is 50' away with conduit running to valve box. $1500. Not lookin to nickel and dime anyone, just curious.
  2. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,081

    I could be wrong, but I think the most important person to ask if that number is OK would be the customer.
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,097

    Sounds like he is the customer
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  4. Sounds good to me. Leary zone numbers.
  5. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    For the contractor............yes
    For the customer..............no
  6. Consider the time of year. Bids right now are going to run at a premium. If you did get a low bid from somebody needing work THEN BEWARE. If you want a better price from a good contractor then you need to shop in the winter.
  7. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    I wouldn't add a zone for less than about $1200 on an existing system. We actually never bid them, we do them straight T&M, you never know what you're really going to encounter until you start digging and I'm not going to lose my ass because I guessed wrong.
  8. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Same here.
    We may give an estimate but the billing is T&M.
  9. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

  10. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,081

    What happened to the monkey?

    Monkeys are fun.

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