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The last 10 posts

Monday, March 29th 2004, 3:23am

by waterpilot

The products are exactly the same. I used the Rainbird products (item numbers were the same) from this web site - There is no labor to figure into his prices since we were dealing with material only. I have found the Rainbird products (controllers, sprinkler heads, etc.) to be about 30% cheaper on this site. The only thing that he had a better price on was the PVC fittings. Both carry the manufactures warranty.

Saturday, March 27th 2004, 11:36am

by Rays Sprinklers

as aquamatic said. What products are either contractors using, zonage etc. Let us know the products both contractors offer

Saturday, March 20th 2004, 9:35am

by aquamatic

He might be 700 more but have you matched his products against the other bids. Be sure to compare apples to apples. There could be a good reason why he is higher. Also compare the labor and parts warranty. There are alot of contarctors that do not offer the full manufacturers waranty.

Saturday, March 20th 2004, 1:57am

by waterpilot

He did come to the property. He even flagged out where the sprinkler heads would be. He seemed confident in his price before he left. That's the reason I'm a little shocked over his estimate. $700 more and I can have the system installed from another company that came out and gave me an estimate. I have been on-line to search some suppliers. I am finding some cheaper prices out there.

Friday, March 19th 2004, 2:32pm


Did he come look at the property or was it over the phone?

A big no no for professionals is to give estimates over the phone. Homeowners should stay away from those kinds of contractors.

Friday, March 19th 2004, 6:43am

by waterpilot

I had my local Rainbird supplier out to help me plan out the system. Paying a little extra for his expertise wouldn't bother me so much except for the fact that he left me with a $900 to $1100 estimate - his actual estimate came in at over $1800. I think this is excessive. Who has honest to goodness prices out there?

Wednesday, March 17th 2004, 1:34pm


Auto Feeding meaning fertigation?

I love the Fertigator, really nice product, and will not clog.

Wednesday, March 17th 2004, 7:01am

by waterpilot

Several "outsiders" have tried to talk me into watering my lawn more efficiently. But, I guess the aggrivation isn't worth the money saved. Are most systems now installed with auto-feeding units? I'm considering it - any concerns I should have (clogs, dispertion, etc.)?

Monday, March 15th 2004, 2:21pm

by aquamatic

I know if few customers that have tried a dual water source and it never works properly. Design is configured to a specific volume and pressure from yoru water source. There is no way you will ever get 2 types of sources to perform the exactly the same.

Monday, March 15th 2004, 8:25am

by waterpilot

thanks - I guess I was trying to save a buck or two, but if you think the headache is inevitable, I'll go with the main hook-up.