Any clases available to learn irrigation?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Eileenc, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Eileenc

    Eileenc LawnSite Member
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    Hi Everyone - I live in NY and am a certified backflow tester x 12 years. Im now interested in taking classes, training, attending seminars etx... to learn irrigation. Any ideas? Thanks Eileen
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is it! The Howard Knox School of Advanced Irrigation, with a minor in sarcasm.
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    HI Eileen, Welcome to the forum

    My name is Eddie and this is WB, and he just said welcome to the irrigation forum.....

    I went to Rainbird school last year, and a school in Texas the year before...Honestly the best way to learn is to offer your services to someone and they can allow you to tag along in the trench for a while..
    Search this message board, there are some great pictures and I have a fair amount of videos doing some tutorials..
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Welcome also, Boots and ROTAR will be of big help. :rolleyes:
  5. treborie

    treborie LawnSite Member
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    Where in New York do you live? Check with Atlatic Irrigation - they sometimes offer workshops, or check with the New York State Turf and Landscape Association.
  6. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Welcome Eileen to this hoary group.
    I'd recommend checking out your local community college or better yet your local Golf Course Superintendents Association.
    Yes golf course irrigation is at a large scale but the actual physics remain the same.
    These guys will know guys who know reputable vendors that may actually have valuable input towards what classes would be the most efficacious towards your intended use with this knowledge.
  7. Eileenc

    Eileenc LawnSite Member
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    Hey Rob - I live in ther Nasau County area. Thanks for the reply. Plz keep me posted with any other ideas.
  8. Eileenc

    Eileenc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for the great ideas
  9. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look at rain bird, or toro website one of them offer cources on irrigation from start to finish.
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try spell check, Eileen. By the way that's a great name, Gordon Lightfoot
    and Stan Rogers would have written about you, if they'd known.

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