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Back to the cemetery

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Waterit, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Went back to the cemetery today to see what damage they incurred during last week's lightning event. They had said that one of the ICC's was blown off the wall - not so, neither one damaged in the least. Rainsensors both OK, PSR-B-s both okay. Start running zones, oops 2 in a row on same controller have blown solenoids. And one of the pumps has blown its discharge piping completely off, must have been deadheading on the fried solenoids.

    Replaced solenoids, ran and got galvanized parts and repiped both pumps all the way to the 1st horizontal turn underground. Installed check valves on each discharge side to keep them from pumping against each other with PRV's downstream of checks.

    Everything looks good, I go sleeve a light commercial we have coming up and finally head home about 6PM, stopping to pick up the mail on the way. Get home, open mail, find payment for insurance co.'s portion of cemetery repair.
    I ONLY INVOICED CEMETERY LAST TUESDAY, they have yet to pay, but insurance $$$ are here.

    Going fishing the rest of the week.:cool2:
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,221

    Right in the middle of Fay? At least you'll get some rain out of this. I think.
  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    That's south FL, I'm in the extreme NW corner, we won't get any of that

  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Great illustration of the relationship between you and Fay.
    If I remember right, a few weeks ago you posted about how to charge for this huge cemetary job. What did you ever decide?
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Original invoice was for $10,143, but has now grown after today's little episode.
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,221

    Gotcha. Good, stay dry. Catch some dinner.
  7. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,445

    fay is on top of FL as we speak, thank god its not turning up this way!! ;)

    Messages: 18,668

    If only the air from Fay could be harnessed to winterize all northern irrigation systems........
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,591

    I thought the Carolinas were a bit short of rainfall - is this reverse psychology?
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,158

    Nice cross threading! At $ 125.00 & up for winterize, I detect a note of jealousy.

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