Category Archives: Products

Flow Control Solenoid Valves

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So what’s the difference between an ordinary solenoid valve and one with flow control?       Basically its the large ‘dial’ in the middle that you can turn to adjust the rate at which water flows thru the valve. You may choose to use one of these if you have a small station and […]

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X Core Hybrid Controllers

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This is the control box you would use if you have no access to mains power. It is totally battery operated and does not require a 240v supply. I came across one of these in Butler this week and only realised when we arrived that it was a hybrid. The trick here is that none […]

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How to Install Sprinklers by The Kerb

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  The first time I did some DIY retic I tried to install my kerbside sprinklers by digging along the line of the kerb. Big mistake! After 10 minutes I had all but given up. You see the soil along the kerb is actually roadbase. It is hard and rocky and not easy digging. If […]

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Running Sprinklers off a Bore

Which sprinklers should you run from a bore? You have a couple of things to consider: a) Flow rate: often bores allow you to run much greater numbers of sprinklers than a standard mains pressure system. 80l/min is normal as opposed to 30 off the mains. b) Pump run time: every minute your bore is […]

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Controller Manuals

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  Not sure how to set your control box and lost the manual? Then just check this page and you may well find your box listed and them manual that is required.

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How Many Sprinklers Can I Get on One Station?

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Yeah… that’s one of those questions that you can’t answer quite so easily… The things to consider are: – what is your water flow rate? – what type of nozzle are you using? – what type of sprinkler? In most suburbs I work on around 30l/min flow rate but in places like Yanchep it can […]

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How Long Do I Put My Reticulation on For?

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This is not a question with a simple answer, because the response depends on the type of sprinklers you are using and how they apply water. The goal is to get 10ml of water to your lawn/garden each time they operate so different nozzles will require different run times. For example regular pop-ups can be […]

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How to Cut PVC Pipe (Easily)

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You can use the good ole hacksaw, but there is a better way. The hacksaw leaves burred edges and can be unwieldy, but a good set of PVC cutters will slice thru PVC and black poly easily and give a clean cut every time. They last for ages and you can pick up a pair at […]

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Why Choose Soft Leaf Buffalo?

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I received a pamphlet in the mail today from Westland turf, one of the turf suppliers I use and these were the reasons they gave:   a) Buffalo Grass is much more tolerant of the alkaline soils than is couch grass and is highly suitable for Perth’s coastal suburbs. b) Buffalo Grass has been shown […]

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Remote Control Reticulation

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  Of course your control box operates automatically, but on a larger property / golf course it is really valuable to have a remote control to operate the reticulation while you walk around and service it.   At around $1500.00 just to purchase the unit these might be considered something of a luxury, but you […]

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