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2013 blow out thread

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irritation, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,544

    When doing many that are door to door, do you string hoses or wind up and move a little. I think customers would appreciate if you move.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,259

    Looks better if you move.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    I usually do two at a time, then move.....having my helper drag the hose when we do. have many places we do a whole block at a time that way.
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,613

    Park in the middle. While one guy is blowing that out the other guy drags a second hose to next house and pops boxes.
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,544

    Sometimes they expect a discount, wind and move.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    I always utilize parking in the middle when possible, to save time and fuel.
  7. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    Park in the middle and get two at the same time. But what sucks is that we are blowing out under the light of a flash light at 6pm its pitch black out. This bites.
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  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,922

    I'm not sure what I hate more.. Starting in the pitch dark or finishing in the pitch dark.

    Then I have 45min-hour of traffic to get home . ' The red river of break lights'
  9. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Its all about the same right now... Dark start or dark end. Sucks either way (and still working right now doing paperwork for another few hours...)

    The two things that are killing me is that we keep getting more and more repair \ install \ renovation work right now and our issues with our crappy cell phones this fall that make me want to stick the compressor hose off our 375 somewhere up our cell phone rep and jack the PSI up to 275, especially today after the BS he made me waste my time on and still not have our problems resolved due to their screw up. Back to smoke signals and carrier pigeons I guess...
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,185

    Heck, we're almost done here already. Only about 16 left on the list, and we'll get some stragglers. I've already had cracked RPs, copper, bonnets/poppets, ball valves. Supposed to be about 18-20 overnight tonight. No more long days left for us, and honestly, it wasn't a hectic season with long days like usual. We had a lot of people get it done early.

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