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Ok guys let me say, i dont have a per say job for Irrigation install as of yet..

Thats fine.

What i did get though, is a LOT of rainbird Sprinklers 1800 series etc, lots of sprinklers about 500 and a box of about 300 xtra nozzles! (Some of the sprinklers had nozzles already! about 30 Electronic Valves, a few Zone Controllers. 100 foot of zone wire, and a lot of manual on off valves.

all for 250 bucks. my total figuere seems to be like 50 cent per sprinkler head, with all the other suff free!

So i know i got a deal, all the sprinklers have a clearance tag of over 1.00 - 1.50 per. then all the nozzles are marked like 1.00-1.50 as well. etc.
Im getting a price for bulk thin-wall ill update on next tuesday what that is.

So now, when i do have the chance to do an install, can anyone give me some ideas of what you or someone charges?

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Ok guys let me say, i dont have a per say job for Irrigation install as of yet..

Thats fine.

What i did get though, is a LOT of rainbird Sprinklers 1800 series etc, lots of sprinklers about 500 and a box of about 300 xtra nozzles! (Some of the sprinklers had nozzles already! about 30 Electronic Valves, a few Zone Controllers. 100 foot of zone wire, and a lot of manual on off valves.

all for 250 bucks. my total figuere seems to be like 50 cent per sprinkler head, with all the other suff free!

So i know i got a deal, all the sprinklers have a clearance tag of over 1.00 - 1.50 per. then all the nozzles are marked like 1.00-1.50 as well. etc.
Im getting a price for bulk thin-wall ill update on next tuesday what that is.

So now, when i do have the chance to do an install, can anyone give me some ideas of what you or someone charges?

THanks!
Lol what I do is, I go to home depot and price out the same parts list then go buy whole sale at HD waterworks. Charge Retail. But I dont do many installs so I might not be the best person to ask. But thats where some of the profit or error money comes from is charging retail paying whole sale.
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lol, i know that, thats why i bought all the junk

Wondering if anyone knows to like charge per foot laid, or what..

thanks for your reply also mtnview
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Are you going to start marketing that you are offering sprinkler system tune ups or something to that effect?
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No, i might in the future tho.

Im wondering, and i saw a little similars threads, very interesting how one guy charges per head, i forgot the price wasnt it like 80 bucks or more per head..

Hmm, i just want to do a job for a friend first, i guess i will add up what i think it will take +10% for time, layout the system in material +10% for error, and add in the ditch witch etc..

I have a ditch witch but im not sure what it will take to get it going ;(

Might be able to find one for a deal.

Just looking for pricing ideas but its all good, i guess i just wanted to note what a spectacular deal i got on the irrigation supply.

any tips still appreciated about irrigation installs.
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There was one discussion on here where an irrigation business was going to replace some heads but once they got to digging, they found the homeowner had somehow put concrete around the heads and they had to be jack hammered out. So a job that was going to take 15mins took a lot longer.
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