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Old 01-26-2007, 04:12 PM
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To acquire the license that I have now took four days training in an irrigation basics school taught by Sundance Irrigation in Fort Worth, TX. Jerry Lewis is the teacher of this school and is very good at what he does. He has a high passing percentage.

I then had to wait till the next test time came around. It wasn't to shortly after the class. For this test I had to travel to Austin TX. I got there the day before to check into the hotel. Got up early the next morning and went to take the test. It was a class of 300 or so. People come from all over the state to take this test. A large percentage do not even pass the test.

Over the past few years or so, the testing has become more lenient. Used to, a person would have to travel to Austin to take the test. Now they can take it all over the state. More people becoming licensed irrigators. Just more competition. Will have to tighten up on my strategies a little.

After it all said and done, 1000 dollars later and some new acquired knowledge, I was off and running to lay that pipe. A license in one pocket and a pair of pipe cutters in the other, dry lawns were at my mercy.

Gonna take another four days of school, more money, and some time, and I will acquire a backflow tester license. Not sure when, but gonna be when out of college. Shortly I hope. We all know what running a business is like. If we knew what was gonna happen, we wouldn't need insurance.
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