Category Archives: Controllers

Reticulation off the Tap in Alkimos

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So you haven’t got any way of getting water to your back yard other than using a tap? Here’s a set up that can enable you to get two stations of retic functioning well. Start by removing the garden tap and then screw a 15ml brass T piece into the outlet. Then use a 15-20ml […]

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Hunter X Core Irrigation Controller Repairs

People often ask me if they can have a controller repaired and almost without exception the answer is no – if they are faulty then they are a throwaway. Its not that its impossible, but once you have paid for a call out to remove the controller ($75+ GST) and paid a technician to fault […]

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Mindarie Reticulation and Irrigation Servicing and Repairs

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If you’re lucky enough to live in Mindarie then you’d know how good life is in this northern part of the world. As a local business Mindarie is one of the primary areas we seek to service. We can always be there promptly, often on the same day you call and get your reticulation sorted and running optimally. […]

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Converting From Community Bore to Mains in ‘The Green’, Butler

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If you live in The Green Estate in Butler then you will probably have experienced the frustration most people do at not being able to control your own reticulation. You can only run tests at short times on a Saturday morning and no one can service your retic except for the designated company who charge […]

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Hydrawise Start Delay

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I like techy gadgets and I’m usually the first one to buy new technology so the Hydrawise had some real appeal. However the one feature that really lets it down is the time delay between turning a station on and it actually operating. When you’re servicing sprinklers having to wait for one minute just for […]

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Weak Wifi Signal on Hydrawise

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I’ve installed a few hydrawise controllers now and with one exception have found the biggest challenge to be that the controller struggles to pick up the wifi signal unless it is very close to the router. On all other occasions the client has either had to install a wireless signal booster or move the controller […]

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Fuse Message on Irritrol Kwikdial?

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Every summer one of the most common requests we get is to fix the ‘fuse message’ on Irritrol Kiwkdial controllers. The message flashes and shows a battery symbol (even though the device has no battery) and it will not operate the retic. The short answer to what is happening is one of two things: a) […]

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Warranties on Control Boxes

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So your control box has stopped working? Chances are it will be covered by warranty as most have two years of factory warranty and if a product simply fails we will replace it at no cost to you. However sometimes boxes fail as a result of user error. The box in the image is just […]

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The World’s Worst Irrigation Controller

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What can I say?… If you have one of these then you know what I’m talking about. They are one of the most difficult and least intuitive to program. We can fit a better one for you! This is the Brighton Reticulation Blog and our main site can be found here For service or advice […]

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Automatic Reticulation off the Tap in Alkimos

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So you haven’t got any way of getting water to your back yard other than using a tap? Here’s a set up that can enable you to get two stations of retic functioning well. Start by removing the garden tap and then screw a 15ml brass T piece into the outlet. Then use a 15-20ml […]

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