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Tough time getting going this season......

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirtykneez, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,421

    I recommend more beer :drinkup:
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    That is definitely in order, after I go educate and argue with an HOA board about the condition and overall poor design and install of their system. 1" tap and RP, and some zones have 35-45 spray heads at the farthest end of the system. With the 12' and 15' nozzles installed they should be between 45-65 GPM, depending on the zone. Hmmmm.... no wonder the heads don't pop up. No wonder the grass was brown last year with our hottest, driest, windiest spring/summer ever. Too many hands in the cookie jar for the install. As homes get built, new contractors/builders add onto the system at free will. We just took it over last spring. Drip zones long turned off and nobody informed about, rain sensor under a tree, cracked filters on the drip valve assemblies, rotors and sprays mixed together, and they bad mouth me and the lawn company.

    Pfffftttt....... :drinkup:
  3. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    Dana, found this on FB and thought of you this year.

  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I saw that too. We are back to normal conditions, instead of last year's heat wave.
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  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Oh yes, first email of the day.

    We had a pipe from the sprinkler system burst outside the house yesterday afternoon.

    It filled the window well and leaked 40-50 gallons into the basement.

    Can you send a guy over to repair the pipe or manifold today or tomorrow?
    Do you do those repairs or do we need to call a plumber?
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,421

    Yesss!!! payup
  7. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,032

    3 digits or 5?
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Today - high of 78. Tomorrow - high of 34, and more snow.
    Anyone want my job? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    67 hear on the vineyard windy as hell whitecaps is all I see
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  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Well, looks like another shot 2 days of work. Top photo is from my house looking out.
    Added a few photos for the heck of it from a camping trip part way up Pikes Peak two weekends ago. Snowed overnight then too. No tent for me, hammock camping is comfy.





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