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You think you have pricey water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    gotto put it in right... ie out of the path of line trimmers, edgers, etc. I have installs I did 5 years ago with no problems.
  2. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    I think I may be sitting on panty pudding.
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,593

    trimmers, edgers, etc. are not the problem. It's the never ending planting of annuals.

    Messages: 18,668

    What was your spacing and soil type?

    How do you handle steep slopes?
  5. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I just replaced an entire lawn of netafim with conventional spray. HO hated it. The water rolled down the hill and ended up against the house at the bottom. It was spaced approx 18" and 6" deep (too deep?).

    The property owners sometimes hate drip so much that it makes me want to avoid it.

    I think the concept is great but if the customer hates it I aint going to sell it.

    I have some drip on my home and recommend it so some customers in certain situations. I just give them a boat load of upfront neagtives and let them decide.
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    Messages: 18,668

    Drip on a slope is tough. Gravity rules and distribution sux. If it isn't level or close to level I wouldn't even attempt it.
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,998

    Had a customer call yesterday . well acording to him " no one has played with the clock" mysteryously a second start time ( 11 am ) was added , zones that are supposed to run for 25 min were upped to 45 and one zone was set to run for 6 hrs. His 2 month water bill was $2383.
  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,946

    Youch. It's amazing how many times I find this later on in the season.

    I had a guy last year, He was wondering why he bill was so much and why his yard was so soggy

    I found out he had all programs going everyday with 4 start times each program.
    I told him this is the problem .. but he didn't believe me.

    He absolutely insisted it was something else and not the programming.

  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I think the maximum grade for a drip emitter septic system is 10-15%, I would imagine the same rules should be followed for irrigation.
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  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Yea ..... OK. :laugh:

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