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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,152

    Just got a call from a general contractor (who's a friend) asking me to take
    a look at a system that my "competition" (ho ho) installed last year. Talkin'
    about "issues in coverage", which we know means 12' centers no FC no rear
    loads..having trouble with turf coverage too. Original installer not returning
    calls (jeez!, wonder why). Question..do I bother? Would you go over knowing
    you'll prolly tell the client to rip it end to end?
  2. NNL&LS

    NNL&LS Banned
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    Messages: 88

    Sure, why not? Not your fault they didn't call on you in the first place.
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,191

    yup...be blunt..

    my2...no sugar coating.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,152

    Still have trouble making a grown man cry...this is a big boy system.
    Lawyers could get involved..only run one season..getting too old for this
  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

    Mike, know how you feel.

    I would not do it and if it is a big boy project you know once you get in that web you will be involved more down the road and it will be come a inconvenience
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,152

    Pretty much my feeling too. tough to turn work down..but re do sites are NOT
    real work.:cry:
  7. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    Can't make Chicken salad out of chicken shi$......
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,152

    ROTFL..when I first started out..I'd have taken it....words of wisdom London.
    I guess a sidebar is important..I know the irri contractor too..have given him
    crap for years about his style..he's always laughed at me saying, "keep it simple,
    Mike". Well here we go again about "simple".
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    If your really not up to it, take his advise, keep it simple and stay away. ;)

    You know as well as anyone, sometimes cases like these can be fixed by simple renozzle or swapping out sprinklers.

    Course you could always go and consult but decline to fix.

    Messages: 18,668

    Don't say that. Re do work is all I do.:cry:

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