Silly n Strange Irrigation Requests

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by WalkGood, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    What's some really strange or silly irrigation requests you've been asked by irrigation customers?

    Something like:

    "can you synchronize the rotory heads so they all spray in the same direction at the same time"?
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    "I want drip emitters on my 100 year old Fir tree's".

    We did end up doing them. I still don't think the tree noticed.
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

    Phone calls asking ,"whats a average irrigation system cost?"
  4. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Gotta be one of my all time favorite questions. haven't had the nerve to tell them "A Lot!" yet cause you never know.
  5. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Awesome, right up my alley. Have a customer that was one of our first that had a sump pump in his back yard that drained to the very back end of his property (300ft deep lot or so) well anyway, he insisted he wanted to "reclaim" the water he was already paying for so he told us to "throw a couple spray heads on the sump line" so we did and he had a small patch of very very nice grass in his backyard.
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

    Towards the end of my career, I was able to say, "there is no average, but
    I have not put a system in for under 10K for twenty years, does that bother
    you?, if not I'll be over in the morning and survey your site." You are right
    jerry, you've got to look at every site...whether you take them or not!:)
  7. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,928

    The weirdest request I ever had was to paint the sprinkler stems(the pop up part) with reflective paint.

    I told him that the fact that the stems would probably stick up(sometimes they do) but the paint would stick to stem and would either flake off or scrub off.

    He always walked out his door at night,system would be running at that time and wanted to see the stems especially when the ocean fog was in. What we finally did was to paint the tops(impossible to see though because of accumulated dirt) with reflective paint so at least he new where the heads were.
  8. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    :hammerhead: :hammerhead: That is great, did the guy talk to trees too?
  9. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    someone who used to run around my area (I suspect lawn mower again) has painted the stems of the popups with that bright orange paint. I guess so they can see that they are stuck up?
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,578

    We just bought this house and the previous owners said the sprinkler system hasn't worked in 10 years. Could you give us a "free and accurate" estimate to get this system up and running again?

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