Personalized catch cans/cups

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not exactly what I was looking for, but this could be a substitute http://www.nrgideas.com/rg-107sc

    Decent price when you order in large quantities. Under $1.00 for over 2500.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    The throat area is necessary for determination of PR

    PRnet = (Vcc,ave * 3.66) / (RTtest * Acc)

    My comment on those rain gauges was more for collecting enough water in problem areas, which are often times near sprinklers, and with respect to sprinkler types (ex. stream rotors) that IMO need a catch with a bigger throat opening to audit accurately.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think those would work well enough, and are moderately priced imo. thanks for posting. would be a great gift to customers to help them learn how to water, and for us to use auditing. great find!
     
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't know if they are going to be the best for professional auditing purposes. But for a homeowner I think they will work well.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah, but think we will be getting a bunch, so iwouldn't fear losing them for the price, or breaking
     
  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    2,500 would last me well into the next life...
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, I have 1200 customers in my "current" list, meaning we have worked on their system in the last 3 years. I don't know how many homes we go to in a year, but we did over 800 blow outs last fall. So, somewhere between 900 and 1000 I assume. Let's say 1000. Of those, not all are "quality" customers, just one shot calls. So say 800. If we give 3 gauges to 400 of them, that is 1200 right there. I'm thinking of getting 1000 to start with and see how it goes.
     
  8. grassman177

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    you have any recommendations for a low cost, pro grade audit kit? i see they have one on the site with these gauges. not sure those are the greatest, seen better, but for the price............
     
  9. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mine is from the toolkit company.

    Texas A&M has a kit.

    Ewing now has a kit too.
     
  10. HanktheCowdog

    HanktheCowdog LawnSite Member
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    Here are some you might check out. Not sure about pricing. One of my supply houses hands these out. They have the supplier's custom logo printed on the side. It will catch up to two inches.

    http://www.rndsigns.com/rain-gauges.html
     

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