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  1. Professional Discussions
    A client sent me the photos that I have posted. I'm figuring it'll just be an easy cut and put a coupler there, with sealant of course. Am I right? What price range should I be thinking?
  2. Professional Discussions
    Has anyone used a step van (Utilimaster, Workhorse, Grumman Kurbmaster etc) as an irrigation install & maintenance truck (see above pic for typical setup)? I know there's a thread about using a Sprinter van, but this is a little different. I've been planning on getting an older enclosed 11' or...
  3. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I have a job that I would really like to win and the only thing the home owner gave me was this diagram. can anyone help me understand how to get the proper measurements off of this?
  4. Heavy Equipment & Tractors
    Am I crazy, or has the “universal“ attachment plate for mini skid steer‘s changed ever so slightly in the last 20 years? My first machine was an early 2000s Dingo 323 that came with a number of attachments. I have added to my collection so that I now have roughly a dozen attachments (all bought...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    Hey business owners.... So BIL put my name out there to a neighbor who has a horrible "contractor" quality yard job in a newish (10yr old) development.... Hed like irrigation, and enriching soil to sustain the new seed that will also be laid. I will add new top soil and lime with erosion mat...
  6. Business Operations
    I'm having clients(current and new) asking for me to set their irrigation systems to water the required psi settings in our area for the grasses we have(warm seasonal). I tell them how much they should be watering weekly. So usually I would have to set out rain gauges to get the readings, then...
  7. Professional Discussions
    Hey Fellas, Just moved over to California from Texas and saw they don't really have a LI license like they do in Texas. I got a job in a different industry and was looking at knocking out some irrigation repairs over the weekend or my days off. Do I need any type of license if my repairs are...
  8. Employment
    Looking for a lead Irrigation employee. Company take home vehicle. Paid vacation. Looking for an individual that wants to be part of a team that is family, honest, and faith based. If you have experience we would love to talk to you. Salary from 50 - 65k a year depending on experience. Room for...
  9. Professional Discussions
    Hey guys, I live in Oregon and I am goong for my irrigation license. I have already passed both the laws and Safety and the Backflow test. And I am just about to take my last part, the irrigation test. Wondering if any of you guys have any info about that or anything to share about your...
  10. Introduce Yourself
    LONG INTRODUCTION: Hello, I'm Tyler and I'm addicted to lawn care. Most laugh when I tell them I started a landscaping company in 2020. I am a registered pharmacist by trade and have been working in retail since 2005. I chose to start this because I enjoy it and it brings me joy. I grew up on...
  11. Professional Discussions
    Some of the newer houses don’t have any where past the vacuum breaker to connect an air hose to blow out the system. If I connect the air to the port before the vacuum breaker will it damage the vacuum breaker? I have heard some say yes and others say no, compressed air won’t hurt the vacuum...
  12. Professional Discussions
    I've heard of companies that have a set yearly price, say $399 for a 4 zone system, that covers everything from start up to shut down including any repairs that need to be made. I'd love to know the details on how this works, what condition the system has to be in before the contract starts, are...
  13. Professional Discussions
    Anyone out there use a sprinter van (or similiar) for a irrigation service vehicle? I've been working out of a Tundra for 8 years and it's time to replace. Was thinking a van would be easier to organize (and keep that way), but wanted to see what others experience with them are. Do not do...
  14. Professional Discussions
    In the name of everything that is holy can someone please explain to me how a back flow preventer can freeze and burst when the system was blown out this past fall? If it froze prior to the blow out the tech doing the blow out would have noticed, right? Plus the customer would surely have...
  15. Professional Discussions
    Good Evening all, I've recently moved in to a new house and am having some issues getting the system working properly. The system worked fine last season, and was maintained by a local lawn care company. Here are the steps I have taken: - Ensured all heads and sprinklers are clear of debris and...
  16. Professional Discussions
    Had 120 hours of my time in a $4900 install. It was my first but honestly, I couldn’t see my self cutting it down to fewer than 60 hours after I get faster. My cost for labor, materials and other expenses were about $3500. Even if it took 60 hours $1400 isn’t good at all. Doing repairs I...
  17. Nurseries and Growers
    This customer wants me to remove all of her fronds so that her trees can start over next spring. The main question is do these trees need more water,...or are they being overwatered? She has a sprinkler system that has one zone that waters these three trees and some other smaller shrubs. I'm...
  18. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    hi all, This is my first post in this site after a few months of lurking. Yesterday, we had our yard excavated and regraded to correct major drainage issues. We laid 5 pallets of St Augustine sod, and need about 2.5 more to finish out the front. It’s super hot here (91 today), and although...
  19. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Old pressure switch was rusty and sticking, so I installed a new 40/60 pressure switch w/ low-pressure cut-off on a Sta-Right pump, worked great for a couple of weeks. Wanted low-pressure cut-off in case the pump ran dry, did not want to damage the pump, but that seems to be causing problems...
  20. Professional Discussions
    I have my first irrigation repair job coming up tomorrow morning and i had a question about it. Client is selling home and needs irrigation system repaired. For repairing stuck heads, probably some broken and crooked ones as well and then adjusting sprays and setting the timer up for spring...
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