Monthly Archives: April 2011

My Reticulation Goes Through the Whole Cycle and Then Starts Over

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I have heard of this happening a couple of times. The whole program runs through as normal and then starts over and repeats itself on and on and on… not good. Clearly the solenoid valves are opening and shutting and are not stuck on so the issue can really only lie with a fault in […]

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How To Fix Your Own Reticulation

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If you talk to a mechanic about why a car isn’t running they will tell you its either fuel, electrics or air supply causing the problem. ┬áIf it aint running then its going to be one of these issues causing the problem. With reticulation its also pretty simple. If its not coming on then its […]

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Setting up a Reticulation Controller for a Bore

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The big difference between setting up a controller for a bore and a system of mains is that the ‘master’ terminal actually serves to trigger the pump and a relay must be installed between controller and pump to get it going. So you will always pay a bit more to get a bore system set […]

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Cheapest Reticulation in Perth

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Ok so you want a cheap system or a cheap fix? The cheapest is obviously DIY and this site can help with that. Just search for what you want to know and if its there you will see it. If it doesn’t come up then email me and I will write a post about what […]

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Reticulation Controller for the Tap?

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  Reticulation off the tap can be done, but always with significantly less pressure than off the mains. If you are going this route then it makes sense to get both a ‘double adaptor’ for your tap and a good quality digital controller that will allow the reticulation to function as if it were off […]

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Getting a Cut in to the Mains for Reticulation

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Before you can begin any pipework you need to have a licensed plumber come and cut into your main water line. What happens here is that the plumber digs down to the copper pipe within approx 1 metre of the water meter and then cuts the line. He inserts a copper tee and then brazes […]

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My Irritrol Controller Shows a Fuse Message

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If you live in Brighton then chances are you will have an Irritrol Quikdial control box like the one below.   I can only guess that the developers picked these up as a real bargain because they are far from being the best control box on the market. Their major fault is the absence of […]

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How Do I Know How Many Stations I Have on My Reticulation?

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  The easiest way to answer this is to go to your control box and see how many wires are connected to the station terminals. Here’s how to do it. When you open the panel on the control box you will see various terminals. C = Common wire (usually black) M or P = Master […]

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Planning Your Landscaping

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  If there is anything that will drive you insane as a home builder it is getting jobs in the wrong order and/or having to do things twice. So here’s a rough guide to the order of things. 1. Site Clean & Driveway Prep – when your builder has finished they should do a site […]

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DIY Reticulation in Perth Soil

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  If you plan on doing your own reticulation then consider hiring a trench digger. I used a trenching shovel for several years before purchasing my first trencher and I haven’t looked back since. You can’t use a trencher in every situation, but if you have larger areas then it really comes into its own. […]

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