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Who's learning this winter

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I took my tech to a 2 day Advanced Design and Troubleshooting class put on by Ewing this week in Denver. Most of it I already knew, or knew at one time. I really don't design since we don't install anymore. But it's great to learn or re-learn. I had never learned anything on pumps before, and we barely scratched the surface. And most of this stuff I will forget again.

    My tech is a wizard with this stuff and I could easily see him as an irrigation architect or something similar. He's extremely smart, and honestly think his position as a tech is boring for him.

    Ewing is also doing backflow seminar and a few others at our local one. I have taken all these before, multiple times for some of the seminars. But it's always good to keep up on learning, and maybe learn a few new tips, faster ways of doing things, etc. We also took the Water Auditing class this fall, which we really liked. I'd like to see them do a couple seminars on central control and sat. systems. Also some more seminars on the business end of the industry. Like the bidding class by Vander Kooi that Fimco mentioned.
  2. Seeing as how it isn't a requirement for you as it is for us in TX that is pretty impressive Dana. I'm looking to add a water audit class this go round as well.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I'm hoping it doesn't become a requirement here. I'm horrible at testing! ;)

    And I should be taking more classes/seminars even if I don't do any testing. Just for the leaning. And plenty of guys in the class know more than I do.
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Anyone can cram enough information into their short term memory to pass a test. ;)
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    very true, done it before myself
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    My next few classes are going to be for cic and clea the water auditing one.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,694

    Clea? Typo, or freudian slip?
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    "Clea" is his girlfriends name.!
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    negative grandpa.
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Don't get me going...had enough trouble
    with the pups yesterday. What IS her name?

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