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Who's learning this winter

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    I took my tech to a 2 day Advanced Design and Troubleshooting class put on by Ewing this week in Denver. Most of it I already knew, or knew at one time. I really don't design since we don't install anymore. But it's great to learn or re-learn. I had never learned anything on pumps before, and we barely scratched the surface. And most of this stuff I will forget again.

    My tech is a wizard with this stuff and I could easily see him as an irrigation architect or something similar. He's extremely smart, and honestly think his position as a tech is boring for him.

    Ewing is also doing backflow seminar and a few others at our local one. I have taken all these before, multiple times for some of the seminars. But it's always good to keep up on learning, and maybe learn a few new tips, faster ways of doing things, etc. We also took the Water Auditing class this fall, which we really liked. I'd like to see them do a couple seminars on central control and sat. systems. Also some more seminars on the business end of the industry. Like the bidding class by Vander Kooi that Fimco mentioned.

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    Seeing as how it isn't a requirement for you as it is for us in TX that is pretty impressive Dana. I'm looking to add a water audit class this go round as well.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    I'm hoping it doesn't become a requirement here. I'm horrible at testing! ;)

    And I should be taking more classes/seminars even if I don't do any testing. Just for the leaning. And plenty of guys in the class know more than I do.
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,315

    Anyone can cram enough information into their short term memory to pass a test. ;)
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,066

    very true, done it before myself
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,048

    My next few classes are going to be for cic and clea the water auditing one.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,436

    Clea? Typo, or freudian slip?
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,727

    "Clea" is his girlfriends name.!
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,048

    negative grandpa.
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,727

    Don't get me going...had enough trouble
    with the pups yesterday. What IS her name?

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