The irrigation system has been placed in my hands! what to do!!!!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by NickD, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. NickD

    NickD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Today while I was at a customers house, the homeowner comes out and started talking to me and asked me if i can take over the maintenance of irrigation system. She told me that the people for whatever reason just stopped maintaining it and now its in my hands. Which I really don't mind......might be nice to get a little experience in that field (Lawn maintenance & landscaping is my cup of tea). So I asked her for the manual to run the system so I can review over it. So Im asking all you pro's for any tips, advice or just anything that might be of use to me. The system is a Rain Bird and the heads are Rain Bird 5000....not sure if thats useful to anyone but there you go! THANKS IN ADVANCE!
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Don't get your hands in something that you know nothing about. This is a job for irrigation experts. Develop a referral agreement with a local irrigation company and they return the favor for lawn maintenance.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,779

    replace everything with products from Orbit
  4. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I am working with four landscaper/lawn care pro's in the different locations that I work in. They won't do irrigation, and I don't cut grass or landscape. I refer my clients to them, and I do all of their irrigation work. It works great for everybody.

  5. NickD

    NickD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I see well I'm gathering I need to check around my area and make a phone call to a reputable irrigation company. Im also glad that after being in this industry for 8 years ive decided to go back to school part time....well not even that....just 2 classes at night. I will take an irrigation course next semester which should give me a general understanding and should be pretty interesting. Thanks for everyones input! wow im glad i found this website! :)
  6. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    I actually see Orbit a lot down here; drive by dikheads... install a 2" Orbit mist head on a 3" riser so that the head is 1" above grade & then blame the LCO for breaking the sprinklers.
  7. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    Check Rainbird for the irrigation course; they have a beginners course they'll send you on CD in exchange for money ( at least they used to) you get some basics and move up from there.

    Messages: 18,668

    You are taking our advice!.......Stunning that makes you a rare bird. Come back and i'm sure you will be warmly received.
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,779

    now if only Heidi Montag would place her breast enhancement surgery in my hands......
  10. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Oak ridge out side of greensboro? If so call Toms Creek or Southern Lawns maybe one could help

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