Surprise!!!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by EagleLandscape, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    So since I have publicly declared my absolute love for RemotePigtails, I went on a wiring spree today. Installed 5 on smartlines in a little under an hour or so (in the rain too I might add).

    One controller was a nest for fireants, another one gave me a good surprise with wasps/mud dobbers. (or whatever they are called). Got a nice scare as they aimed for my face.*trucewhiteflag*

    On another note: Lately it seems so easy to get noticed for doing quality work on commercial/HOA properties. We earned a maintenance account from one of the largest contractors in the country, and another from one of the largest in the DFW area. I truly believe both companies lost the maintenance accounts because of improper irrigation maintenance. I think that is the most important thing in maintaining a property. Anybody can push a mower, and most people can pick weeds.

    This one property had smartlines on regular settings, running sprays zones at 30 minutes a zone, 7 days a week, with the rain/freeze monitor disabled. Peter, you know people at this company. Do you know about their irrigation guys.

    one controller was completely turned off, with the cover locked. Should be able to save them 75% on their water bill this year, anxious to see how it really comes out.

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  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    time to get that gapeing hole plugged up
     
  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,888

    Looks like blind monkeys wired that one up.
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    try Yellow Rose Landscape.

    theyve got about 20 dead 4" trees from them not being able to figure out how to work the sprinkler system they installed.
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347


    And think of what it looks like now with 20 soemthing more wires for the remote.
     
  6. John I love young and brash but you are going to have a lot of enemies in your profession at this rate. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,783

    I can look into a clock and tell how the rest of the system is going to be,
    that clock pic tells me the system is junk.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    How are you going to save 75% on their water bill when they weren't watering? :laugh:

    I (and others I am sure) would LOVE to see that 75% claim backed up with documentation.
    Got any flow sensors hooked up and current systems historical water usage?
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    BESIDES THE ONE THAT IS SHUT OFF. I knew someone was going to comment on that one.

    Some clocks are running sprays zones at 105 - 210 minutes per zone a week!!

    (15-30mins per zone a day, seven days a week)

    I am getting the waterbills for the past two years from property management company to compare for how we do this year.

    Here is a picture of the site... (tell me I'm not going to save water).

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  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    Now that takes mismanagement to a new level. :cry:
     

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