TXirrigation Pictures

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by txirrigation, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here are some pictures from this year, sadly I lost most to a camera getting broken on site. Most of these are irriation pictures, but there are some landscaping/grading pics also.

    Here is a before and after in a backyard. The bermuda sod had gone dormant, the green grass is winter rye.

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  2. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    Pics of the front. We did not plant the dead crepe myrtles, that was the H/O's project.

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  3. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    Two independent tank/pump set-ups off the same well. One is for drinking, the other is for irrigation.

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  4. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not bad for an irrigation co. We did this for a good client, and one of my guys worked for a fencing company for 8 yrs so we went ahead and did it.

    They liked the people that lived behind them so they wanted the fence to be lower. We took out a chain link fence and put this one in.

    I woud have liked to see the fence have a small gap between the ground and fence but the client insisted that we did it this way. He said his dog would dig out if we didnt.

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  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    You gotta start using mps man and get rid of those rotors. Way to much water loss. Anyway nice job.
     
  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    I love MPR's BUT... when irrigating large areas they are not the best option. On large systems it can increase the overall run time on the clock 3-4 hrs. This means you might not be able to get through a whole cycle in one night. Usually that is not a problem, but in drought prone areas (like Austin) that is a big deal. If you only have 1-2 watering days and you cannot get through your whole system in the given time period it is not good.

    We use MPR's on 90% of our jobs, but when it comes to large irrigated areas we stick to the PGP/5004. If it is any consolation we used LA nozzles.

    Also with the MP's you can price yourself out of a large job quickly. Even though the MP3000 is supposed to spray 30' they are only effective out to about 26' spacing. That is a lot of extra heads when you can space rotors much further apart.

    I agree with you, and try to use water saving products as much as possible. Every product has it's application though.
     
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those look like HA nozzles in that pic. Maybe I'm wrong though, the grade work looks nice. Looks like you all work on some nice properties.
     
  8. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I remember right the wind was gusting 25-30 that day. You can tell by how far the sprinkler on the bottom right is spraying past the head on the bottom center. Wind was blowing from Right to Left in the pic. Not sure they make HA heads for the 5004, I may be wrong but I believe it is standard or LA.

    As far as grading we had good dirt to work with, and a customer that budgeted well for the landscape. We brought in 150yrds of choc loam for this job.
     
  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I do believe you are correct. I think on the 5004's they only have standard and low angle nozzles. Good call, I really like the Rain Bird product line all together.
     
  10. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
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    I really like the 5004 LA nozzels. I have a pic of a temp system we did and we mixed a few 5004 LA 3's with PGP-7's and you can really tell the difference. I will try to find it somewhere.
     

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