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Old 03-01-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Fulshear
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I am looking for a good company that can do a quality sprinkler system install for a very affordable price.
I know little to nothing about sprinkler systems, so I would need a company that would come out and do repairs if needed.
I have heard horror stories about sprinkler systems bursting during cold temperatures and the install company charging an arm and a leg to have it fixed.
I obviously do not want service like that.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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I am looking for a good company that can do a quality sprinkler system install for a very affordable price.
I know little to nothing about sprinkler systems, so I would need a company that would come out and do repairs if needed.
I have heard horror stories about sprinkler systems bursting during cold temperatures and the install company charging an arm and a leg to have it fixed.
I obviously do not want service like that.

I used Hydropride Irrigation. The owner is Joe Gonzalez and their phone number is 832-677-8113. They gave me a good price and were quick, but thorough on the installation. They provide a 3 year parts/1 year labor warranty on the new system. The key for avoiding broken pipes/valves in the winter is to winterize the system to get the water out of it. Ask them about it, and they can show you how, and you'll avoid the headaches.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Be sure to have them come out and drain it each fall...pipes will burst if they freeze.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I used Alberto Castulo 713-410-3267. The only problem I had after installation is that I needed another head in the front yard (between two he had alredy put). I had been close to a year since installation, but not a quite a year, so he only charged me $25 to get it added. Otherwise no problems.

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Fulshear
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Has anyone had any experience with Affordable Quality Water Systems?
I know their water softeners have been recommended on here, but I was wondering about their sprinkler systems.
They came out last year and gave me a quote of $1800 for 8 zones.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I love Advanced Water Works. They are not the cheapest or the most expensive. Service is awesome. They have repaired my 15 year old system, fixed busted pipes, and replaced the valve. I've never had any problems.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Fulshear
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Default Hunter or Rain Bird Sprinkler Head?

Which of the sprinkler heads perform and hold up better?
I had a couple of guys come out this week to do estimates.
One guy told me that Hunter was the best and therefore costs more.
Another guy told me they are both about the same and he charges the same for either one.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Rain Bird, Toro, Hunter, K-Rain and Irritrol all make quality sprinkler products. The Hunter stuff is generally overpriced for what you get.

The lower grade products are Orbit and Lawn Genie.

You're better to choose a quality contractor. Many lousy contractors use the "name brand" products. The brand name is no indicator of the workmanship or the quality of the service after sale. Anybody can buy any of these brands, no training or certification required.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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Be sure to have them come out and drain it each fall...pipes will burst if they freeze.
I agree with Oildog here, though I would say install your own automatic drain valve so you never have to worry about it, or have to call someone out to do it. The automatic drain valves are about two dollars... but you have to dig a hole and place it at the lowest part of your system.

A T-fitting at the bottom of the anti-siphon valve should do the trick. An anti-siphon valve is also required, even if you don't live in the city, it will protect you against allowing backflow into your water system, thus preventing contamination.

Both of my neighbors had their anti-siphon valves bust, one this year, another last year, and the cost varied, $85, and $150. I never worried about mine because I had stopped using my system several weeks before the freeze, and I knew my lines were drained automatically so as to avoid the irrigation pipe freeze.
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