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FINALLY Getting Irrigation What to ask installers?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by DieselMDX, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 72

    first off long time awesome site alot of information on here

    After 5 years of waiting I am finally getting my irrigation installed next Wednesday I am just wondering what type of questions should I ask or better yet what should I look for when they install them?

    this is my setup from proposal btw I do NOT have a big lawn

    1 Hunter Pro-C Station Controller
    1 Brass Febco %" Backflow Preventer (to state code)
    Ametek or Carson Valve Boxes (to protect valves)
    Est.+/- 7 Hunter or Rainblrd 1" Zone Valves
    Est.+I- 18 Hunter 1-20 Gear Driven Heads (5-year exchange warranty)
    Est.+I- 13 Rainbird 1800 Series Mist Heads
    I Rain Sensor
    Pipe, parts and wire as needed to complete the Job.
    100% Stainless Steel Clamps used on all connections
    Inline Tees are used instead of saddles to insure a longer life for the system
    18 Gauge Wire
    1" 100 P.S.I. Poly Pipe Main
    1" 100 P.S.I. Poly Pipe Lateral Segment
  2. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 72

    anyone? they are coming tomorrow
  3. sammmy

    sammmy LawnSite Member
    from toledo
    Messages: 5

    what kind of rain sensor? wireless? wired?
    do they need to get the plumbing inspected? who pulls the permit?
    what brand valve? model?
    if they install 12" sprays make sure they go in from the bottom.
  4. DieselMDX

    DieselMDX LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 72

    thanx will ask them

    yes plumbing inspected

    ok i will ask about 12" sprays
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    If it has not been installed yet

    Often when irrigation trenches are installed the operator will trench beside trees and this will kill them. It may take 2-3 years for this damage to show up.

    Keep trenches at least 10' away from desirable trees and large shrubs.

    Good Luck!:)

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