Want to pay for irrigation design

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by chi_town60608, May 6, 2014.

  1. chi_town60608

    chi_town60608 LawnSite Member
    from OKC, OK
    Posts: 28

    So, I have another thread where I was seeking advice on how to design my irrigation system. After giving it a few tries, I found I would be better off if I can have someone that does this for a living design it and then I can try to put it in. I'm just looking for sprinkler type and head placement. I believe I would really like MP Rotators for most of it, but I'm open to anyone's designs. I will figure out valve and pipe layout and stuff like that. I just need to know where you would put the heads and what brand and nozzle you would use at each spot. I will give everything I can think of and if you need anything else, just ask. All I'm looking for is the best DU I can get. I could get it wet easy enough, but I know I was drowning areas and starving others.

    Feel free to look over my details and if you're up for it, shoot me a PM letting me know what you'd charge. I can pay you via PayPal, call you with a CC number or send you a check. Whatever you feel like.

    Thanks everyone. I wanna get this done ASAP as the stickers will be germinating very soon as we are going through an early heat wave here in OKC.

    Average monthly wind speeds:

    Jan - 12.5
    Feb - 13.1
    March - 14.3
    April - 14.2
    May - 12.5
    June - 11.8
    July - 10.8
    August - 10.4
    Sept - 10.8
    October - 11.7
    November - 12.3

    The wind is almost always coming out of the south/southwest to the north/northeast.

    All grass areas will receive full sunshine from about 9:30 AM until 6:00 PM.

    Soil is very sandy.

    My back yard is 150 x 150. Pipe is 1" HDPE Poly. 18 GPM at 50PSI near water tank in well house tested using 5 gallon bucket test. I did the test after running water for 10 min at 50 PSI and then tested again after leaving the water on at 50 PSI for an hour and had same results.

    In the picture:

    Yellow are structures.
    Gray is concrete.
    Brown is drip.
    Red circle is wellhead. Red line is pipe to well house.
    Green line and box is POC, MV and DCV.
    There will be a mainline loop around the entire property.
    The property slopes to the Northwest corner from all other points in the back yard.

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    Front Yard:

    The yellow circles are large Crape Myrtles. They are thick and will stop any water from going through them. The light blue circle is a very large tree that will knock down any water stream over approx. 6 foot and higher. The trunk is about 2-2 1/2 feet in diameter. The edges of the circle marks the landscaping brick and will be drip inside it. The little rectangle at the South (bottom) end is our mailbox. It is brick and about 5 ft x 3 ft and 5 ft tall. Gray area is concrete and house (brick) and the brown is drip areas. The flower beds around the house are about 4 feet wide. Each square on the graph is approx. 2 ft.

    The red horizontal line marks where the elevation begins to slope downward to the bottom of the property. It is probably about a 3 foot drop from that point to the entrance of the driveway.

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  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I believe you should contact 3 companies in your city and ask for estimates to complete the work you want to have done based on your specifications.
    easy-lift guy
     
  3. chi_town60608

    chi_town60608 LawnSite Member
    from OKC, OK
    Posts: 28

    I just want someone to design it. I guess I could always go in and ask someone to do so, but I would be doing it blindly. At least on here, I can look at a person's history and see the philosophy in their work. If nobody volunteers, I can always ask someone locally. And I guess I could check Angie's list before I start calling. But I'm def. going to see if one of the peeps on here will volunteer to do it.

    chi_town
     
  4. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I suspect you will have no volunteers that would be willing to render an opinion about your specifications based on their professional qualifications. Try contacting a local vocational technical school that may be willing to work with you as a school project.
    easy-lift guy
     
  5. chi_town60608

    chi_town60608 LawnSite Member
    from OKC, OK
    Posts: 28

    Why wouldn't anyone wanna volunteer? I am by no means saying I disagree with you, I'm just wondering if there is some kind of unwritten rule I'm unaware of or if this request is juvenile to the extreme. Obviously I know nothing of being a professional irrigation specialist, so I figure there's much I'm unaware of.

    chi_town
     
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I stand by my earlier suggestion as far as what to do to solve your problem.
    I do not know of any unwritten rule, nor do I believe your request is juvenile or extreme. Actually the word cheap comes to mind. Make the investment and hirer a professional contractor.
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. chi_town60608

    chi_town60608 LawnSite Member
    from OKC, OK
    Posts: 28

    I understand what you're saying now. I definitely have the money to get it done. It's not a matter of being cheap. I just love these kinds of projects. I'm a stay at home dad, so this will let me exercise my brain a little bit. I was an Operations Engineer before they outsourced my job to India and my wife won't let me get a new one because she likes me taking care of the youngins. So, let's just say this is a way to get out of the house and have something challenging to do. If I can't get someone to help me, I might end up paying someone to do it for me. But like I said, I really believe this would be a fun project to do.

    chi_town
     

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