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What Tools Does An Irrigation Installer Use?

What Tools Does An Irrigation Installer Use?

What tools does an irrigation installer use? The tools to install a DIY irrigation system are available from most good hardware stores . But as projects get more complex we may use specialist tools that are more expensive and more difficult to find. At Ecostream we...

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Do Irrigation Designers Need To Be Certified?

Do Irrigation Designers Need To Be Certified?

Does an irrigation designer have to be certified? No, But we choose to be  (using the term “we” loosely) Richard Jolly is our in-house Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) - And he is a gun, one of those guys that can do the theoretical and practical. He can sit at a...

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Are Decoders Better?

Are Decoders Better?

Are decoder irrigation controllers better than conventionally wired irrigation controllers? Yes - For the right project they are definitely better   Irrigation controllers have improved exponentially over the last few years. Smart irrigation controllers that give...

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Do I Need A Backflow Device On My Water Meter?

Do I Need A Backflow Device On My Water Meter?

Do I need a backflow device on my water meter? Probably  Backflow prevention devices are not a new thing. In the irrigation industry it is widely known that if you are hooking an irrigation system to a potable (drinking) water supply you should install a backflow...

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Irrigation Maintenance Cost

Irrigation Maintenance Cost

How much should I allow for irrigation maintenance? If you are planning on paying an irrigation or landscape company to maintain the system You should allow 2-5 % of the capita irrigation installation cost for irrigation maintenance.   Irrigation system...

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What Irrigation Design Program Does Ecostream Use?

What Irrigation Design Program Does Ecostream Use?

FAQ - What irrigation design program does Ecostream use? At Ecostream, we choose irrigation design that will best suit your projects. Domestic Design For domestic irrigation design, we use a design program called ProContractor. ProContractor is a basic design program...

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Why You Should Seriously Consider Irrigation As A Career

Why You Should Seriously Consider Irrigation As A Career

Why you should seriously consider irrigation as a career The path to becoming an irrigation installer In the past, the path to becoming an irrigation installer hasn’t been super clear, the job of “irrigation installer” was largely filled with self-taught or poorly...

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Irrigation Design And Consultancy

Irrigation Design And Consultancy

Irrigation design and consultancy   Every Landscape Irrigation system should be planned out prior to installation. The planning could be as basic as some marking flags, a can of marking paint, and a pressure and flow test kit OR it could be as intricate as...

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