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Thursday, Oct. 24th 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Irrigation Scheduling

by Richard Daigle

Seminar Price: $60

CEUs: APLD, IA, NALP, PGMS, QWEL

Room: TBD

Irrigation water scheduling using programmable controllers, both older models and new technology Smart Controllers. Installing, Programming and Troubleshooting will be discussed. Learn how to use your controller to it's best potential to save time, water and money.

PLUS: $50.00 worth of samples to each attendee!

Richard Daigle

President of Daigle & Associates

Irrigator Tech™

Richard Daigle has been a contributing member to the Irrigation Industry for over 37 years. His background reflects a diverse amount of experience and education. He owned and operated a landscape maintenance company and nursery from 1977-1981. He owned a nursery from 1982-1983. From 1984-2011 he owned and operated Basic Irrigation Parts and a service division called Precision Controls. He owned and ran the Valcon Valve Company from 1999-2009. He is the President of Daigle & Associates, which has been representing lines in the irrigation and green Industry since 1988.

In 2001, Richard had a dream and a goal to start an educational program to teach basic irrigation concepts to all service providers and technicians in the field. Irrigator Technical Training School was established with a basic certification course that taught beginning irrigation courses with elementary techniques and practices. He is the Director and one of the instructors for Irrigator Tech training. These basic classes provide a very "hands on" approach. This has since grown to offering a full range and scope of classes. Irrigator Tech offers classes with certification in areas that include Back Flow, Irrigation Auditor, Irrigation Repair, Irrigation Installer, SmartWater and more. These classes are offered to cities, schools, government agencies, business owners, property managers, municipalities, and maintenance companies. His mission is to assist all "irrigators" in achieving their goals with a better understanding and knowledge of the industry and raise their individual level of performance.

Richard served on the board of the CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) since 2005 as the Education Director and from 2008- 2016 as President of the Inland Empire Chapter. He founded the Green Industry Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals in 2010. He is currently on the Board of Directors for both the Hall of Fame and the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals.

Previous TLE Presentations

2018-2012 - Wire Tracking & Electrical Troubleshooting

This class teaches technicians the general skills of troubleshooting an electrical irrigation system through the use of basic electrical equipment. It includes general instruction on the function and uses of a voltage ohmmeter and shows you how to use wire-tracking equipment to locate wire faults in the field. The class goes from testing the transformer of a controller to checking the ohms of a solenoid and all other functions of testing the irrigation electrical system.

2018-2017, 2017, 2015, 2012 - Master Valves Application, Maintenance and Repair

Students will learn to properly repair and service master valves in the field. Discussion of disassembling master valves, regulating master valves, and reassembling master valves.

2018-2015, 2012 - Backflow Application, Maintenance and Repair

Class will discuss the proper techniques to repair and service backflows. Disassembling backflows, reassembling, and testing for proper function. This class will also discuss the intricacies of field-testing the pressure vacuum breakers, spill-resistant vacuum breakers, double check valve assemblies and reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies.

2017 Backflow Installation

Students will look at a blueprint detail of a backflow, build the backflow, install the backflow, and ensure it works properly. Students will gain an understanding of when to use various types of backflow, such as Double Check (DC), Pressure Vacuum Breakers (PVB), Anti-Siphon Vacuum Breaker (AVB), and Reduced Pressure (RP).

2017-2015 - Sprinkler & Retrofitting

Students will learn how to take an existing irrigation system and make it more water efficient through retrofitting. Will cover how to properly size nozzles, and adjust sprinkler heads. Includes instruction on Distribution uniformity, and precipitation rate. Hands-on lab also included. Will cover the benefits of Drip Irrigation Also covered: Drip System Components, Maintenance, Scheduling.

2016 - Backflow Instruction

This class provides hands on opportunity with the backflow devices. This class includes discussion with USC 10th Edition cross-connection book. Attendees will expand knowledge on the backflow devices and how to test them.

2016-2014 - Irrigation Scheduling (SOLD OUT, LB 2014)

Learn how to calculate an irrigation base schedule from collected field data. Attendees will learn to build an irrigation schedule with consideration of plant factors, microclimate influences, system performance, root zone characteristics, and site scheduling limitations. Attendees will also learn how to implement, fine tune, and monitor the schedules for successful water management.

2014 – Irrigation Field Hydraulics

This course is a comprehensive class combining hydraulic principles and irrigation theory. The course is designed to give the technician a thorough understanding of irrigation hydraulics and the various reference materials. The course also includes basic calculations for pressure loss, velocity and the effect of elevation, and information on pipe and head layout, precipitation rates, zoning and irrigation scheduling.

2014-2013 - Irrigation Performance Tests

Attendees will learn to conduct performance tests of sprinklers, bubblers, and drip stations. Data will be gathered to analyze and determine station net precipitation rates, distribution or emission uniformity, and runoff time. Further discussion will include soil water uniformity and hydraulic redistribution and their impacts on irrigation scheduling.

2012 – Pipe Fitting

The course will cover pipe joining, pipe repair and maintenance on multiple pipe materials including steel, PVC and copper. Techniques using couplings, reducers, flanged adapters, repair clamps and various fittings for water and sewerage systems will also be covered. Applications cover a wide range of sizes and include above and below ground connections (meter pits, valve boxes, etc.). Types of seals and gaskets are discussed including pressure assisted hydraulic seals and mat-type gaskets with pressure ring sealing capabilities. A short overview of NSF and AWWA standards is also included.

2012-2011 - Backflow Repair

This introductory class is one of the 10 basic courses needed to become a certified irrigation repair technician. Attendees will learn the proper techniques to repair and service backflows. A hands-on demonstration will give examples of disassembling backflows, reassembling, and testing for proper function.

2011 – Tracking & Electrical

This Introductory Class Is One Of The 10 Basic Courses Needed For The Certified Irrigation Repair Technician. The class teaches technicians the general skills of troubleshooting an electrical irrigation system through the use of basic electrical equipment. It includes general instruction on the function and uses of a voltage ohmmeter and shows you how to use wire-tracking equipment (example: 521) to locate wire faults in the field. The class goes from testing the transformer of a controller to checking the ohms of a solenoid and all other functions of testing the irrigation electrical system.

More . . .

Find out more about Richard Daigle and the Green Industry Hall of Fame at https://www.greenindustryhalloffame.org/richard-daigle.html

Click http://irrigatortech.com to research more about the technical training school and its courses.

Visit the Association of Latino Landscape Professionals at http://allpro.org.



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