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First irrigation job.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PabsMaster, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. PabsMaster

    PabsMaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119


    This is my first time on the irrigation page. I just got a call today from a new client. I own a small lawn care company, and primarily do lanscape/ mowing. I am 15 (almost 16) and have been in the business for 3 years. She asked about getting an irrigation installed in the spring. I told her that I would need to think about it. At first I was thinking this would be to much for a one man crew. Then I remembered watching a video on the toro dingo. I saw that pipe laying machine. I think it is called a vibratory plow? I would like to do the job, what I need is a site with how to do this. My Dad is going to help me with this first one some. But is there a site you guys recommend, or something that could help me? This is a homeowners yard FYI.

    Thank You very much, and have a good evening.

    Pablo Smith
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    What state are you? Are you required to have an irrigation contractor license?
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  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    Since you are in Texas, turn the job down, or refer it to someone else. TX has some of the toughest and most regulated requirements for being able to repair or install irrigation systems. You need to work for some one else first, study like a mad man, get tested, and hopefully get your license. DO NOT install this system as you may face the wrath of getting fined.

    Other than that, have a nice day :waving:
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    ^^^^^^ what he said ^^^^^^
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  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,156

    What a drag, having to apprentice under one of us before you can even apply for a license. If that's the the name of the game, I support it. :clapping:
  6. PabsMaster

    PabsMaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Thank You, I far as I know you need a license. You can do it if you are not registered business. ( AKA sense I am not 18 and dont pay taxes) but like you guys said it is not worth the risk. Oh well, I appreciate it very much. Have a good evening!

  7. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    I think the kid made the right choice and I give him credit.

    Now the customer is another story and I think it goes to show how people do not have any respect for our trade.

    I mean come on, (and this is not a shot at PabsMaster) but I am a homeowner in need of a sprinkler system right....and my first thought is to call the local lawn boy???
  8. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    New installation is a job that's better left to a pro.
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,316

    "Anyone can glue some pipe together," right?

    Educate, educate, educate.
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  10. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    lol Many do think that until they try it and realize, I made a big mistake. :)

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