Monthly Archives: October 2011

Problems With a Shared Bore

Shared bores are a great idea in that only one whole gets drilled and can serve two or three properties. But shared bores can also raise some interesting challenges – and can be similar to the dreaded ‘neighbourhood fence’. The question of who is responsible when it breaks down can be tricky. The question of […]

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Why Does My Solenoid Stay Open?

If you have a solenoid that stays on with all of the other stations then 9 times out of 10 it is your diaphragm that is playing up. First check that you haven’t accidentally placed it in the ‘on’ position, then check that the small screw for flushing is done up tight. If these are […]

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Locating Solenoids in Reticulation Systems

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This can be one of the most time consuming and frustrating parts of the retic work. But, assuming the person installing has been thinking logically you should be able to track them down. Master Solenoid – this is invariably next to the water meter and usually within a meter of it. If is isn’t there […]

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My Retic Doesn’t make Sense

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Occasionally retic does weird stuff. The good news is that being a ‘closed system’ there are only so many variables that can go wrong. If you have an analytical mind then you can solve most problems by a process of deduction. Yesterday I went to see a client whose retic had come on and wouldn’t […]

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Brighton Retic on Google Streetview

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We were working away one day and then saw the google ‘streetview’ car go by. I figured sooner or later we’d see someone online and sure enough, here’s Cass hard at work.

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My Reticulation has Lost Pressure

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Ok so you have noticed a drop in pressure on your sprinklers. Believe it or not the first place to check is your water meter. Make sure someone hasn’t turned the pressure down here. It happens… I have no idea why people do it but that’s the first test. Then check and see if it […]

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Installing a Bore

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We’re still working on landscaping at our own property and the latest project has been to get a bore put down. Once that is sorted we can retic the areas already developed and then get the bobcat in to help us prepare the new areas. So today Luke from Aqua Attack arrived to drill the […]

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Plunking Under a Driveway

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So you forgot to have your builder put a pipe under your driveway to allow retic to be fed thru?… That makes it tricky. You have two options. If its a paved driveway you can lift and relay the pavers, which will take a couple of hours, or if its concrete one you can ‘plunk’ […]

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A Shared Bore?

So you’re considering getting a bore… Personally I think that’s a great idea as it reduces the amount of scheme water spread across lawns and gardens, will save you money in water bills and is also a capital investment. If you’re going that route then you may like to consider a shared bore. This is […]

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