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Cost of Irrigation System for 8,000 sq ft lawn

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by recycledsole, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    So you're just gonna tear up the new sod you put down? Shouldn't you have installed that first?
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,371

    It might rain :)

    Sod sucks, you should have seeded.
  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    $1,800?? That's cheaper than the craigslist hacks who advertise "irrigation systems installed $100 a head"
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,425

    I'm surprised when a professional forum begins posting prices online.
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  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,065

    Doobs , where ya from? Amherst here.
  6. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    The deduct meter is good, the water company sells them for $250 then come out and inspect it, then you can have your back flow put in then they come and inspect that, the deduct meter is also tied into a spigot I have in the back yard so I can fill my pool with and not have to pay sewer charges on that water. Where I live the sewer is alot more than the actual water charges.
  7. doobs41378

    doobs41378 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Manchester here...
  8. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Messages: 1,332

    well, technically he did say COST...so yeah, parts would be in the ballpark around $1800

    as far as installation goes, it depends on the set up...if you are using rotors and sprays, you could possibly have 8 zones...if you go with MP's, you could possibly have 4 zones...doubt this system could be put in for under 4k...probably peaking around 6k...keeping in mind i have never seen this yard

    and yes, this forum it touchy...even touchier than the hardscaping forum
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,425

    oops.discretion is the better part of....:
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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 3,972

    Were you planning on doing this or price shopping for the customer? If you can post a detailed drawing of the watered areas, water pressure, water source (from dedicated meter, tap off of house & etc) we might could give a general idea. Like someone said the system should have been installed before sod

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