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installing donuts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jds720, May 6, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Ok so i need to give a quote to install 30-40 if the sprinkler donuts. Its St. Aug., and theres ZERO holes now, so their all grown over. What should i charge this guy?? donuts are around $1.50 or so, and the attatchment for my trimmer is $30. plus labor. and im all by myself. so whats a good $$??
  2. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    does anyone bid their own work anymore?
  3. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    as in people not asking the opions of others?? or just not doing the work themselves??
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,465

    Are you talking about those cemet donuts that can put around sprinkler heads? Basically a bad idea but in longer heads if they aren't coming up in the grass and they won't be hit by mower. What do you need trimmer for just dig around them with sharpshooter.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I know a sharpshooter, he can put 10 bullets in one hole. ;)
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    just get a trenching shovel and it will take you about 20 seconds to dig out around the head. I do that all the time when doing irrigation tune-ups. Dig around the head, yank out the grass and your done. So with 30 of them you should be able to do it in an hour. $100 plus cost of donuts. Charge him $60 for a system check while your at it and your looking at about $200-$250 for not a lot of work....just my $0.02
  7. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Thanks simple and to the point, thats all i was looking for!
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,280

    i don't know of too many guys that can install 30-40 sprinkled donuts in one sitting.....
    Are they Krispy Kreme?
  9. S L C

    S L C LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    LOL :cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2:

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