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How did you get started in irrigation?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by brianhanson37, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. brianhanson37

    brianhanson37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I saw a site today called Irrigation TV google it for the site, anyways, I was wondering how you got started. This guy claimed that he had a dvd that showed you how to fix all kinds of irrigation repairs and said you could be making 80,000 your first year. But I was wondering if people could make so much why is everyone still in lawncare with some people doing lawns for pennies on the dollar? Have any of you guys bought that dvd before? Was it worth it? I'll post a site if I get the OK from a mod but I don't think I can because its not a sponsor?
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,545

    Easy money? Go for it.
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,135

    lol great job
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,100

    Only $80,000 a year? Must have been installing Lawn Genie and Orbit. Not much %
    on that stuff, hard to get by.

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  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    Not this again...

    :::logs out, heads for tequila:::
  7. brianhanson37

    brianhanson37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Okay lets just chill our jets here. I was just wondering because I never saw anything when I searched.

    BUT...like I asked in my original question, how did you guys get started in irrigation?
  8. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    The IrrigationTV thing was beaten to death on the forum last month, including a spanking from the mods...

    Got started in irrigation the way most here probably did - thrown into the fire while working for a land/irr contractor, took a liking to it, dug deeper into the mechanics and technical stuff, woke up one day with a wife and 2 kids to support so I kept right on trenching...

    If it's training you seek, check http://www.irrigationtutorials.com.

    Stay away from IrrigationTV if you really want to learn the right way.
  9. brianhanson37

    brianhanson37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Bookmarked it! Thanks!

    Now don't answer this if I'm just digging myself into a hole by asking this...but...why is everyone against ITV? Not teaching the right tactics or something? Or is he just some fake person wanting to only make money off his dvd?
  10. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    Simply put - he's a hack more interested in selling DVD's than being an irrigator.

    Anyone disagree?

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