Mix/Match System??

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by KrayzKajun, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    New customer, system is approx 10yrs old. 12 zones. All zones are working from a controller & valve standpoint. issue is 8 out of 12 zones have broken heads, one zone has a cracked lateral and almost all the rotor heads are leaning(one was watering a light pole lol). some of the spray heads are broken. i call this a mix match system because some of the rotors are Orbit brand and some are rainbird.
    now here is my question. for ease of maitenance and replacement/repair should i just go ahead and convince the customer to change out all the rotors to rainbird?

    i stock a good bit of rainbird sprays/rotors and parts in my trailer due to a large system i maintain at a school. im going back out monday to replace the damaged heads and fix the lateral thats broken. i fgure it would only add another hour or two to switch out the other rotors in the yard.
     
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Install whatever brand you stock. Less inventory increases profits.
     
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    how you are able to accomplish this?
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dont understand what you are asking.
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  5. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    me either.
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Explain to the customer that it would be advantageous to have a single brand of sprinkler for maintenance, and cheaper to change them all at the same time.
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  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks Jim.
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  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Audit the system (and that doesn't mean just a catch can audit either), go from there. I find if the system is cobbled together, typically the only acceptable fix IMO is replacing all the sprinklers and fixing any design issues while you are at it.
     
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Im going out monday and just fixing the broken heads so the system can run while they are out of town for the next few weeks. When they get back they want to go ahead and do a full system revamp.
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  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    why don't you get the system at least functional first and then throw out your suggestions for upgrading / renovating.
     

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