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White Gardens

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Bloomington IL
Looking for a book or literature on irrigation repair and maintenance.

I've got a handful of commercial accounts with irrigation systems that will need to be maintained.

I can do all the small stuff, that's no problem. If I run into anything big then I'll call someone with experience to fix the problem.

Thanks

Nick
 

Mike Leary

LawnSite Fanatic
Looking for a book or literature on irrigation repair and maintenance.

I've got a handful of commercial accounts with irrigation systems that will need to be maintained.

I can do all the small stuff, that's no problem. If I run into anything big then I'll call someone with experience to fix the problem.

Thanks

Nick
There is no book, only experience.:nono:
 

Kiril

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
District 9 CA
Really, how hard can it be. My JD landscape dealer says anyone can install a system. :jester:
He's right, providing they can read a set of plans. Now design and management takes knowledge, experience, and skill.

I just want to learn how to maintain one.
Maintain or manage? If you can replace sprinklers and rebuild valves, then you can "maintain" just about any system barring problems with field wiring.
 

Wet_Boots

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
metro NYC
Anyone can fix a car, too, but each sprinkler system is a one-of-a-kind, and manufacturers are not so eager to reveal the myriad of ways that their products fail in the field.
 
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White Gardens

White Gardens

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Bloomington IL
You can start here.
There is also the Irrigation Tutorials website.
Thanks for the badger! Did see some of this stuff in a web search, but wanted to know what the pros would recommend for maintaining/servicing a system.

He's right, providing they can read a set of plans. Now design and management takes knowledge, experience, and skill.

JD landscapes is notorious for pushing just about anything in their store. You should have heard what they told me about IMPRELLIS herbicide, even after rumors of it getting pulled from the market. :hammerhead:

Would I install an irrigation system? Probably not unless I open an irrigation division and hire on some experienced installers. For now I would end up subbing out any irrigation install.

Maintain or manage? If you can replace sprinklers and rebuild valves, then you can "maintain" just about any system barring problems with field wiring.
The field wiring would be my only real issue. I'm guessing if that happened then I'd be trying to locate wires and that could end up being consuming and tedious, but doable.

Anyone can fix a car, too, but each sprinkler system is a one-of-a-kind, and manufacturers are not so eager to reveal the myriad of ways that their products fail in the field.
That's what stinks. Each installer probably has their preferred way of installing systems. All I feel I really need to do is beef up my knowledge of systems in order to have a starting point when troubleshooting.

Thanks for all your responses guys.
 

1idejim

LawnSite Fanatic
Thanks for the badger!

The field wiring would be my only real issue. I'm guessing if that happened then I'd be trying to locate wires and that could end up being consuming and tedious, but doable.
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i love the badgers!!!

locating wires and valves isn't that hard. if i can do it, so can you.

good luck
 

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