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  1. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I’m hoping to find an answer to get a residential irrigation system up and running for the year. Pump itrigation out of a canal with a rain dial controller and Hunter pump start relay. I’ll manually start a station and the relay clicks, the pump starts for a few seconds, water draws up, as the...
  2. Professional Discussions
    I just got my licensed in January of 2019 and was mainly doing mowing and landscape work. I didn't do any advertising for sprinkler repair work this year but began receiving more calls about June. Im so used to the mowing season and when it gets busy, I have no clue when to advertise for...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    I'm just starting up this business and am very excited to see such a wealth of knowledge out here. Awesome! Now I'll have to spend days reading all of these topics. Thanks! I'm also working on my website (also very new). Any feedback is welcome. https://www.wacoirrigationsprinkler.com/
  6. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Within about 15-30 minutes of the pump shutting off, the inflow pipes lose their water and the system fills with air. It takes a hose to prime the pipes and about 15 minutes to get the system drawing water from the ground again. Once started it works fine. My system uses 4 well points to draw...
  7. Professional Discussions
    Zone runs until I manually turn it on from the controller then it turns off. Yes, you read that correctly. In order to stop the zone from watering I have to turn it on from the controller. Otherwise I shut it off at the double check. Any help is welcome. Thank you.
  8. Professional Discussions
    Im going to be installing a irrigation syatem, the guts are there but not everything. The valves are there and there are pipes running to different areas of the yard. So i will need to continue off of those lines, install bed sprinklers amd some drip lines, also there is no timer so i will need...
  9. Professional Discussions
    I'm about to purchase a compressor for sprinkler winterizations and am hoping to get a little advice on what size compressor I should get. I've always rented a 185 CFM compressor but have recently bought out another business and the owner of that business has a 175 CFM and also rents a 375 CFM...
  10. Professional Discussions
    I just put in a sprinkler at my own house and I'm having some issues. I have only done a sprinkler or two so I'm not very experienced. I have 13 zones setup on my property and the sprinkler is run off of a well that is supposed to put out 12gpm. I have gone to each individual head on each zone...
  11. Professional Discussions
    Hey gentlemen, I absentmindedly took a job just out of my professional skill level. One of my maintenance customers offered me the task of revising his in ground sprinkler system that has lost pressure and is no longer adequate for the lawn size. I did a pressure test and the system had...
  12. Professional Discussions
    I have installed sprinkler systems in the past and know that some sinkage and shifting is expected over time. I have always used the same soil from the hole to burry the sprinkler body and have never run into any issues. My installations are usually straight forward, compact the dirt with a...
  13. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    I'm looking for a old style brass sprinkler head that goes on an Orbit style plastic pop-up sprinkler. The sprinkler head is brass and has a "smile" type opening which allows the water to come out at an upward, arcing angle from the head. This is important because my pop-ups are 2" and there is...
  14. Professional Discussions
    I am looking for a Van to set up as our irrigation or sprinkler repair vehicle. We have been using a box truck and I am hoping to save on gas by using a van. I would love some pictures and suggestions of how your set up your van. Thanks Matt
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    I'm starting my own business in the irrigation field. I need some referrals from other companies so I don't mind cutting you a percentage for the job. I am a licensed irrigator. I can sell, install, design, modify, and repair systems. If you have any work, please contact me. Thanks. -Andy
  16. Industry Surveys & Polls
    I'm just starting out on my own and need some advice on how to advertise. I have landed a couple of small repair gigs but nothing major yet. How did you guys advertise when you just started out? Do you have any tips for me? How well off am I? Here is a little about me- I have 3 years of...
  17. Professional Discussions
    Looking for an experienced irrigation tech for a commercial lawn maintenance company servicing residential communities and HOA's. Performs wet checks, does repairs, maintains programming on timers. Need to be self starter that can work independently. Experience with central site systems and...
  18. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Hello everyone. I am seeking some assistance with the sprinkler system on a home I recently purchased. It has an inground sprinkler system that is, I suspect, quite old. Two of the rotors are marked Hunter Professional Series, G-Type, Adjustable. One of them works, on the other one the core...
  19. Marketplace
    Chevy Silverado 2500hd Diesel. 96,000 miles. Strong running truck, Perfect work truck for sprinklers or any use, Crew cab with 8ft bed, Bed slide installed 6.5ft long capable of holding 2000lb brand new, unitily cap with side doors shelfs all locks work perfect, power windows and locks. Clean...
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