Record install day

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by snomaha, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Had a good day yesterday from our install crew. Put a 7 man install crew together and they got 5 new home systems in the ground by 4pm - all 6-8 zone systems. Gift cards for that crew tomorrow!
     
  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do what
    30-40 zones installed in one day?
    What is that like 200 heads on average?
    30 heads a guy? Ish.
    What did they use, a trencher or a vibe plow?
    Are all these homes adjacent to each other in a new subdivision being built
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pics of the jobs please! It'd be nice to see what happens when a crew of guys kick some butt.

    Controller pics and valve wiring is a must have :)
     
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  4. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
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    30 - 40 zones is about right - I know one of them was a corner lot.
    Average home in these neighborhoods is approx 20 rotors and 20 sprays
    Case maxi sneaker
    Two different subdivisions in the same general area of town

    Best part was that the lead on the install crew made the decision to press hard because of heavy rain chances Monday and Tuesday. 5 man crew got 4 done Friday as well.
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is some serious hustle. But I wonder what level of "finish" could be attained when working that quickly? Maybe it is top notch. I consider me and my guys pretty efficient and we couldn't come close to that. It is just the 4 of us and one of our faster installs this year was a 10 zone 60 rotor and 1000' drip install. We had it done in two days. But I am very particular about how everything looks. Manafolds must be straight and level, poly must come straight into the valves no bending, deep valve boxes notched for the pipes, conduits for control wiring, etc
     
  6. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very experienced crew - I would be happy with the level of detail and finish if it was my house being installed. That being said, we have techs that go back after sod and make minor adjustments - also do a new homeowner walk through after sod takes. Can't recall any complaints on workmanship in recent memory.
     
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  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    That's impressive
     
  8. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The core crew on install has been together for 5 years. Fun to watch any crew work like team - unless it's a custom home, they are out of the truck and everyone on task without even talking. That pace can only be sustained on a few occasions a year - would burn everyone out setting that pace as the norm.
     
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  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's why I'd like to see pics. It's always a pleasure to see quality and quantity construction.
     
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  10. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ill check with the crew tomorrow on pics
     

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