Lack of Respect for Industry?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats my approach. Do what ya can , but give em green grass.
  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    From the Texas Administrative Code:
    (1) all irrigation piping and valves must meet the separation distances from the On-Site Sewage Facilities system as required for a private water line in ยง285.91(10) of this title (relating to Minimum Required Separation Distances for On-Site Sewage Facilities);

    3) any water from the irrigation system that is applied to the surface of the area utilized by the On-Site Sewage Facility system must be controlled on a separate irrigation zone or zones so as to allow complete control of any irrigation to that area so that there will not be excess water that would prevent the On-Site Sewage Facilities system from operating effectively.

    Minimum Required Separation Distances for OSSF.
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Interesting topic. When I started 40 yrs ago, everyone wanted the older guys to do their work. It was tough as an upstart. Gradually as I came of age, the Walmart mentality changed all that so that only price mattered as if irrigation was a commodity like a washer, dryer, computer, car etc.

    Though stressful in some ways, the economy has rewarded me for my longevity, knowledge and adherence to quality work. I find many prospects today really carefully shopping and doing their diligence in making an informed decision. I used to get laughed out with my high price. Now I seem like a wise investment.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    hey there, old-timer! :)
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    What's that great quote?: "Long after the price is forgotten, the quality is always remembered."
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    sounds like a democratic conspiracy but I ran out of fingers to point
  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Do I count? seeing as how I have skimmed out a few zones with my skid during a landscape install or change on more than a few occasions. But have always restored or re-installed or had arrangement's made.
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i feel that all tradesmen look down on any trade other than their own, until a man walks in another's boots he may tend to feel superior to others.

    the more trades that you learn, the more respect that you gain for the craftsmen. i happen to have been fortunate enough to have done a lot of different things in my life and have the utmost respect for a craftsman.
    pikers, hacks and shackers suck, but hey...............aint no one perfect
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    tis' true .... but it shouldn't stop people from trying to achieve perfection.
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    trenched this close because i was locating with my new pro-800 receiver and using a 4110 transmitter @84.4khz (i believe) the 800 was in broadcast. near perfect locate :cool2:




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