Sprinkler Irrigation Quote needed

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Comet, Jun 4, 2001.

  1. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    Hello Irrigation people,
    I had my last post disgarded, Ill rephrase this question diffrently.
    I messed the other one up
    I have to sub an Irrigation job out that will consist of possibly 40 heads in 6-7 zones I figure..
    I just scaled things out and went by the average head being 17 feet apart covering an average 35feet, 5 heads per/zone..
    I need a rough figure to use in this bid I need to fax 6/5/01 at 3pm
    I have everything else priced out, consist of 325 varios plants, 18 trees, 5600sqft sod, top soil, mulch, 500lf aluminum edging..
    Id apriciate any rough estimate one can shed light on for me
    possibly maybe even what a ball park figure is per/head..
    Pipe: Poly vinyl PVC scedual 40 pressure rated upstream from controls to downstream laterals, minimum pipe size one inch

    Fittings: Type, size and style to match pipe

    Ball Valves: Brass construction, non rising stem, inside screw with threaded ends

    Valve Box and Cover: Aluminum or plastic sized for application intended with lockable covers

    Y-Strainer with 200 mesh screen: Attach downstream from valve on all lines with drop emitters .

    Backflow Preventer: Commercial, meeting all requirements of local authority having jurisdiction

    Controller: Rainbird model ESP-8Si

    Wire: Color coded 14 gauge or larger, single conductor solid copper with min 1/16 inch insulative covering of ICC-100 compound, UL approved for direct burial.

    Sprinkler heads: Pop up type, sized to adequatly cover the area required

    Flex tubing: 3/4 inch PVC with 1/4 inch PVC tubing runouts to emitters

    Emitter: 4 gallon per hr for trees and 1 gallon per hr for shrubs

    thanks a bunch ,, ill be checking the baord or you can email me
    rough estimate is appreciated so i can send this off
  2. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    eXcuse me
    Thanks for all the imformative information!

  3. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Thom, there are a couple of things here that I don't think you took into account.

    1) The irrigation forum is still fairly new and isn't getting nearly the viewings that, say, commercial lawncare is.

    2) Your post was somewhat confusing to read. I had to go through it twice to figure out if you wanted a price on just the sprinkler job or on the trees, plants, etc. too.

    3) If you're going to sub it out anyway, why not call the guy that you're going to sub it out to, get a quote from him, and tack about 15% markup on it for yourself?

    Anyway, hope it went well for you.:cool:
  4. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    I didnt know it was new,,
    I was in a rush to try and get some idea, the irrigation contractors here on long island were all gone over that perticuliar weekend etc.. I had little time to finish that bid.
    I came up with a guess however on it,,Im in Denver right now and just spoke to someone and they indicated I was too low :((
    but high else where on something so maybe itll make up for it
  5. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Be sure and let us know how you come out, Thom, as well as why. Good luck!
  6. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    I was told out in Denver from some fellow member that the Controller and Rainbird model ESP-8Si irrigation system should have been bidded at at least $300.00 per/head installed.
    That was the number I was looking for a while back.
    I was way off, too low
  7. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    300 per head ? LOL

    He may have meant 300 per zone. The si series controller is not top of the line. I would go with the LX series instead, not that much more money and a much better controller. Depending on the time of year you can get between 300 and 600 pr zone, standard install with puller.

    Jim L
  8. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    I agree that $300 per head is way off. Part of the problem with giving prices here is the competitive nature of this business. Some locales will support much higher prices than others.
  9. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    OK so possibly my figure wasnt that off then. Unless I scaled it wrong
    I didnt have a good reliable contact at the time and assumed $125 / head,, Im not into the irrigation end.
    The one fellow I knew well here in the industry just wouldnt bid on it unless the building was already up and completed and he knew the water pressure.
    That surprized me some
  10. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Thom that contractor was being smart. How can you bid an irrigation system w/o knowing the pressure/GPM output of the pump? These factors will affect the entire system.

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