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

    Jul 10, 2014

    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.

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

    "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

    Aug 13, 2013
    Winnetka, 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.
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  4. Jacquelynn

    Jacquelynn New Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Thank you! But they didn't measure my water pressure. Is that necessary?
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    One thing I'd say is way over priced is $425 to install the control valve and run the wires to the zone valves. Is the water source from a city water system? Is it is, I see no mention of a back flow device. As far as the rest of the bid is concerned, it's hard to say since the trenching is not mentioned, but perhaps there's more to the bid than you mentioned.
  6. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida USCG escorting cruise ship leaving Port Everglades

    Oct 28, 2009
    Lake Worth, Florida
    The proposal is not so bad and to bury and set up 10 sprinklers sounds like a good buy. What popped to me was it specified schedule 40 PVC. At lot of irrigation guys in South florida will use PSI 160 PVC. The thin stuff that gets brittle over time. Also the sprinklers the pro use are better made than the stuff sold at HD.
  7. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2013
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