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For a turn-key system.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,601

    Just so I wont win the unquestionable idiot of the month award for the 44th month in a row....

    20k sqft

    butt load of trees

    with quality as good as Mr. Leary's, kiril's, jims, boots, AI, and all you others...

    ball park price in california? for a parts and installation, turn-key job?

    P.S. and then, if I could push my luck by requesting a second freebie...
    suppose a second example was only 2500 feet?
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,970

    are you assuming its square? Sq footage means nothing without a shape
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    3/4", 1", 1 1/2", 2" tap? Pressure and volume at tap? New lawn or existing? watering just the turf? or watering the butt load of trees separately with drip or something else? calsense type controller? or more conventional type?

    There are too many variables, and not many places I've seen for a "turn key system".
  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Did you say plow or trench?
  5. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,601

    trench, in hard ass clay, an existing lawn with super 800s and 570 prx, no drip


    3/4 meter with 100 psi
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,517

    sounds like at least 5K of effort
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,590

    5K per sq ft
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,150

    How many zones estimated?
  9. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,601

    as many zones as necessary, to properly irrigate the lawn in the best way possible.

    but thats difficult to say, because
    Im not doing this install, this is all theorectical, im trying to learn pricing, so that i quit telling people 5k for example , for what i am beginning to think is more properly 20k.

    with stainless steel 5004 plus prs sam (rainbird owns the rotor world now, i dont care how cheap they are at Dollar General) The 5004 PRS is a cadillac up against ALL Iv seen. Which, today, isnt much I can promise you. )

    double check and all the code related gadgets , excluding turf drip in narrows. Yes.

    plus any other suggestions that could be sincerely suggested by the only "beat-around-the-bush-until-its-frustrating-old FARTS-that-i-oddly-trust"

    getting a roundabout price for a sprinkler system installation including parts, must be the hardest thing for a person to possibly accomplish.

    but just before i go crazy, some day! i'll first call the competition and waste their time for a bid on an install I dont really intend to purchase.

    F competitive pricing objectives, I only want to install the BEST! period, if that cost me and customers both extra, even extra money, so be it.

    so lets say about 12 zones with about 80 rotors and sprays

    matter of fact, I actually have done a 20k 12 zone with ~80 heads,

    didnt make a nickle :)
  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,601

    i meant 20k sq ft! not dollars (concerning that past install) 12 zone

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