Install heads touching sidewalks for $$$

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by lawncuttinfoo, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,013

    I'm not talking about even 1/2" away, I'm talking about physically touching the cement.
    If the customer hires a lawn company that edges, they will break heads, call out for you $$$
    If the city replaces and parts of sidewalk, replacement heads, call out for you $$$.
    Cheaper to install, $$$ for you.

    Ok sarcasm off, why do some people install heads against cement, instead of giving some clearance?
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    Because they are idiots.
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    See the above; and dys.
  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,155

    ding ding ding! Kiril is the winner with the correct answer!

    seriously though... there is no other answer other than the installer was an idiot.

    MMADDUX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    I don't do any irrigation and can tell you that is dumb. Most companies around here install them touching the sidewalk or curb. Then they charge the cust. to replace them when they tear them up edging. Its crazy.....
  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    It's a form of planned obsolescence; once the HO figures out they are getting screwed, the irrigation co. is obsolete.

    Messages: 18,668

    I kept heads 4 fingers away from sidewalk. Literally put my hand on the ground and cut accordingly.
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,171

    Geez, I like it when you talk dirty. :walking:

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