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Any classes/ courses/ learning for irrigation work?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIRESCOOBY, Jun 23, 2007.


    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I'm a fairly new LCO that does mainly maintenance. I'm thinking about getting into doing residential irrigation. I don't want to start offering the service without at least learning about it first.

    Some questions:
    What are my options for learning about the business? (Working for someone is not an option as with being a fulltime FF and running my business, I have no schedule for it).

    What are the approximate start-up costs? I don't have a skid/mini skid, but have looked into those smaller trenchers or machines like the Line-Ward, but have no prices.

    Any information or advice is appreciated.

  2. Mad Estonian

    Mad Estonian LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Have you checked out the thread at the very top of the main Irrigation page, titled "Sticky: Getting Started in Irrigation - Forum Members Advice"? There's lots of good info there. And here's a link to the Irrigation Association's home page- http://www.irrigation.org/.

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Well, believe it or not I hadn't even seen it. Found a course entitled "Irrigation system installation and maintenance" in Atlanta in August. Gonna try to attend it.


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