Sprinkler system bid...Can you tell me if it looks okay?

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Jacquelynn, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Jacquelynn

    Jacquelynn New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm replacing an old sprinkler system for my front lawn. I'm keeping the existing parkway sprinklers but want them hooked up to the new timer. For the lawn, ten sprinklers will run on one valve.
    Here's part of the bid I received, with some comments from the contractor:

    Front Irrigation
    Install new valve and run new sprinkler line to feed front grass. System will consist of plastic valve and schedule 40 pvc supply line to feed three inch pop-up Toro
    sprinklers. Total of 10 sprinklers to water front lawn.
    $470.00

    Timer Install
    Install new irrigation timer on garage. Run sprinkler wire from valve to new timer.
    $425.00

    "I priced you on plastic Rainbird valves as it states on the estimate for $120 each. The timer is an Irritrol R-series which will be placed next to the power outlet near your garage door. The timer is simply plugged to the closest power source. Irritrol company offers a 5 year warranty on their products. The wire will run under your house, in thru the vent near the valves and out the vent near your chimney. A small hole will have to be drilled to your garage wall to pass the wire through. Price includes connecting new two valves. I am not sure how far the valves are from the controller but it will be about 60 line feet.

    In comparison with your other bids information it is very similar, we will use 3" Toro pop-up sprinklers with standard nozzles, align and adjusted. The pipe will be 3/4 schedule 40 pvc pipe buried at 8 inches. Controlled with plastic 3/4 rainbird valved and an Irritrol R-series controller."

    This is the third bid I've received. I'd really appreciate your comments as to whether it looks
    okay! Thank you.
  2. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    California
    You have to compare this bid to others like apple to apple and determine if it's good for you or not.

    Looks OK to me.
  3. Jacquelynn

    Jacquelynn New Member

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    Thank you! But they didn't measure my water pressure. Is that necessary?
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