Monthly Archives: September 2012

Converting From Mains Retic to a Bore?

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Easy to do! If you have recently moved and are wondering if this is a worthwhile option then my tip is to do it straight away. After 5 years in our last home we began debating the merits of a bore, but knowing we may not stay much longer than another year or two we […]

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14.9

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That’s how warm it got in Perth today… So much for spring… We were out laying lawn and doing some fix ups and getting pretty cold and wet along with it!   Phil compacts the turf   Coby dishes out the sandwiches!

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Only One Station Comes on… What Have I Done?

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I went to a job today where the client told me that they were on a shared bore and that only one of their stations would come on. The pump would come on when the rear lawn was running but not on the other 3 stations… strange… What was going on? When I got there I […]

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Intermittent Problems with Irritrol Kwikdial Controller

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I have one customer whose home I have been to twice now to try and resolve a ‘fuse’ issue with his Irritrol controller. When a kwikdial shows a ‘fuse’ message it generally means either box is playing up or one of the coils is playing up. When it does it intermittently then its hard to […]

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How to Avoid Bore Stains

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I drove past a school on the weekend that was painted blue, but had large red arcs around the paintwork – the result of sprinklers running off a bore. If you have a bore and you are worried about staining then the answer is to try and design a garden and lawn that can minimise […]

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Hunter Solenoid Valves

Personally I prefer to use the Richdel as they are more common around Perth and easily interchangeable, but in this clip Hunter show you the rigorous process their valves go thru before making it to you. Pretty impressive

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Which Sprinklers Should I Use?

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When it comes to sprinklers this is definitely a case of getting what you pay for. You can buy a sprinkler and nozzle all in one for around $3.00 in some places. Or you can buy a reputable brand name sprinkler body  (Toro, Hunter, Rainmaster) as well as nozzle for a bit more. When buying […]

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How To Reset a Hunter X Core Controller

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  If you have an X Core controller that seems to be playing up then the most likely cause is that it needs resetting. This can be done easily. 1. Press and hold the ‘PROG’  button.   2.  While holding the  ‘PROG’  button press the RESET button for 3 seconds, then release the RESET button […]

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Remote Control for Retic Controllers

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If your control box is in an awkward spot or if you have a bigger property then testing the retic can be a real pain in the proverbial. Running back and forward to the box to test, flush re-test takes time and the solution is a simple remote control that will save you that annoyance. Finally, you […]

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Forgotten to Put Conduit Under Your Driveway?

It does happen occasionally… I am currently trying to help some people find a way to get pipe under an 8 m wide driveway with access from one side only.  It is proving difficult. With access from both sides you can clear a path, but meet in the middle but with access from just one […]

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