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Where/how to learn about irrigation systems...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by allstar, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I want to add this service to my landscaping business.I would be more than willing to work for free for someone who installs irrigation systems in order to learn how.I doubt if anyone would let me,though,because as soon as I learned how I would start doing them for myself.So how do I learn?Any books,online courses or instruction,etc.
    If I could just become somewhat competent I could install a system in my own yard and maybe those of other family members.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.
  2. capmaint

    capmaint LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    check out jessstryker.com for an all inclusive tutorial.
  3. LAWNSTAR1306

    LAWNSTAR1306 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Yeah I agree jessstryker.com is the way to go... I used this as a reference while studying for the exam. also the free brochures at the home improvement stores will give a basic understanding.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Rainbird sponsors seminars throughout the year. Check with their website.
  5. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    Thanks much.The jessstryker site looks great.Also,I picked up a Rainbird bruchure at Lowe's yesterday.
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Talk with your local suppliers and see if they know of someone you could "train" with. You can read all the materials and manuals you want but getting your hands dirty is the best way. If you are wanting to do the service work, manuals won't help you much.
  7. aquamtic

    aquamtic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 303

    HUNTER also has a great Residential Design Handbook you can download from their website.

    I have all my new help read this manual and it really gives them a good feel to what happens in the design and installtion process.
  8. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I absolutely agree,DanaMac but doubt if anyone would train me because as soon as I learn how I'll become a competitor.I will try that.I'd be willing to work for free.Thanks.
  9. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,630

    Come on up to maryland , if you want to work for free I will teach you everything you need to know . Matt
  10. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    Actually,I'm considering offering to work for someone outside of my general area in order to gain the necessary experience.You're a little TOO far,though.

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