Brighton Reticulation

My Reticulation Doesn’t Come On At All

Ok so nothing works? Here is a series of checks to eliminate the most obvious possibilities: 1. The first thing to check is whether the control box has power and is functioning. I know this sounds obvious, but firstly check for a display. if there is no digital display then […]

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Pants First Then Shoes…

  If you are planning to install both retic and turf then make sure you get the order right. Some folks don’t have enough money to do both and so they settle for turf first… Bad decision! Firstly its a bad decision because now you need to water that turf […]

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Help – I’m Watering the Road!

I often get asked if I can rig up a system that doesn’t end up with water on the road. Nope. I’d really like to be able to say yes, but it just isn’t that easy.  If I could control the wind direction and strength then I’d be ok, but in the […]

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Broken Wires in Reticulation?

Sometimes a solenoid isn’t working because there is no power getting to it. What to do?… Firstly – check that there is power ‘leaving the control box’. Put the multimeter probe on the station terminal and on the common and the reading should be 24V+. If not then the problem […]

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You Get What You Pay For in Sprinklers

Its not particularly difficult to change a sprinkler, but what matters is getting the right sprinkler. If you buy a quality ‘brand-name’  product then there is no question it will last a lot longer than those purchased from a local hardware store. Its really a classic case of getting what […]

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Don’t Forget The Conduit

If you’re building a new home then one of the ‘must dos’ is to put a length of 90ml stormwater pipe under your driveway and any paved areas. If you forget this then it’s likely we will need to lift your paving and then relay it – an unnecessary expense […]

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My Most Common Fix

  If I had to name the most common ‘fix’ I do over summer it would be replacing the risers on sprinklers that have been driven over. It happens all the time! If you discover that your system seems to have lost some pressure on a station then look for […]

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