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Jan 22, 2012
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Irrigation System

Does anyone know roughly what one of these costs to install?

Is it per fixture? I have a 50’ x 190’ lot.
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How much digging do you want to do? Can save quite a bit if you are willing.
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Bradford
Have a new baby so likely limited amount of digging. I have considered renting one of the trench pullers.
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Oct 20, 2011
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Cost will be between $1700.00 - $6400.00 based on the variables below.

How deep you dig, 4"'-12" Rainbird recommends 8"
How many zones.
Is drip irrigation required.
Which manufacture, orbit, Hunter, Toro, Rainbird etc.
Which heads, good, better, best.
What type of heads, spray, rotor etc.
How many trees etc, are in the way, In other words, are there a lot or roots.
Where the controller is located, indoors or out.
Quality of controller.
Quality of backflow preventer or are you connecting to outdoor fixture.
Is a pro or handyperson doing the job.
Type of warranty.
Are the correct amount of zones and heads uses, in other words, is the manufacture designing it.
Are there any corners cut.
Amoung many other variables.
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Oct 20, 2011
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Topher86 wrote: I have considered renting one of the trench pullers.
I rented the ditch witch 18 at Stevenson Rentals earlier this year at Lowes when they had the 50% off sale during the month of May. It digs 6"-12"-18" and I set it to 12" which averaged about 10". It took approximately 11 hours to dig a 55" X 100" lot, 6 zones which rainbird stated it needed 4 zone for spray head, (42 heads) and 2 zones for drip irrigation. I had one large birch tree and neighbours tree to deal with roots. I used all Rainbird products.

Ditch witch rental regular price was $220.00 for 24 hrs and insurance was 10% of cost of rental, as mentioned I paid 50% off.
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Topher86 wrote: Does anyone know roughly what one of these costs to install?

Is it per fixture? I have a 50’ x 190’ lot.
Our yard is smaller than yours (about 8500 sq ft), and I got two prices from local companies at $1500 and $3000 for parts alone. The $1500 is close to what it would cost if I price-shopped on the Internet for places that ship to Canadian addresses.

Labour... That's very dependent on your yard and situation, I'd guess. You'd likely have to get a local quote. I'm guessing you're looking at least as much again as parts, probably more.

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