sprinkler heads -equipment

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by kardar2, May 3, 2014.

  1. kardar2

    kardar2 LawnSite Member
    from Redding
    Messages: 142

    Not sure if this category but I have a question. When your customers needs a sprinkler head replaced you don't dig it up and go to the store to buy one do you? I have I customers that needs 2 replaced. So now they make 2" and 4" heads. So do you guys just buy a whole bunch a different sizes and. And how do you charge the right price for them. Do just charge like $10 for head to cover it. thanks
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  2. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    I used to fight that battle. Now I'm friends with an irrigation guy 25 bucks and its his problem.
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  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,588

    $50 a head.
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  4. kardar2

    kardar2 LawnSite Member
    from Redding
    Messages: 142

    So do stock pile a bunch of different heads?
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  5. GaryBK

    GaryBK LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 274

    There are dozens of different heads and makes. The hardest part is adjusting them. We sometimes hit them with out aerator and damage them. We have to find out the exact head and go and purchase one. Replace it and then adjust it. They spray different distances and you can block out the areas that you don't want water to go. If you can outsource the replacement for $25 go for it. It's a win.
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  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    Enough advise from the peanut gallery. Determine what types of heads your customers have and keep a selection on hand. If you need a license to perform irrigation work make sure you get one first. I would double the cost for material and charge your normal hourly rate.
    easy-lift guy

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