New Sprinkler System only $300?


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Old 05-20-18, 03:46 PM
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New Sprinkler System only $300?

My sprinkler system is probably something like 20-25 years old.

The backyard sprinklers still work but the front yard has issues. Some work but some have the pipes leaking.

I called around sprinkler specific company's asking them how much would it be to replace the whole thing w/ a new more modern system and they said around $1500 - $2500.

So I asked my gardener and he said $300!!! I was surprised. I made sure he knew what I was asking. It would be a new controller box timer/scheduler (not sure the real name), new sprinkler heads, and maybe new piping. He's like yeah, $300.

Anyone with experience in this think this is legit? I bought some front yard oscillating sprinklers with a new dual timer which cost me about $50 total. They're working fine so far but the front yard has hoses running all over it.

$300 too good to be true for an entire new underground sprinkler system?
 
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Old 05-20-18, 03:55 PM
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Get it in writing exactly what he's doing.
$300 would not cover valve replacements if needed.
It would cover a controller and a few heads but that's about it.
 
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Not clear if it is only the front yard for $300. What is the brand name/ model of the new controller ? You need to know this. Whole new runs of PVC...or just dig up leaks and repair in place ? Use same heads or buy new heads ?
 
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Old 05-23-18, 03:34 PM
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Not sure what the new controller name is. He was just giving me a price w/ no details. I think he intimated not replacing the existing pipes but rather shoring them up or fixing them. New heads definitely would be needed. He confirmed both front and back yards.
 
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Old 05-23-18, 06:10 PM
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Why not put your gardener on hold.....and get 3 or more irrigation people or gardeners... over for inspection of your problems...and ask fir a written, detailed bid to fix things. You are flying blind. Each bidder you have over will give you more clarity of what is actually needed and priced out.
 
 

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