Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hydrawise Control Box

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A little while back I reviewed the first model of the Hydrawise controller, an innovative new device that allows you to control your irrigation from desktop, android or iPhone app. The first offering was functional but not that pretty and fairly expensive. The team at Hydrawise have now released a couple of new models, done […]

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Control Box Upgrade

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Spring is the busiest time of year for the replacement of reticulation control boxes. At the end of winter we stroll out to switch the retic back on only to discover the box has died and needs replacing. We specialise in the supply and installation of top quality reticulation control boxes and generally prefer the […]

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Irrigation and Turf in Butler

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Brighton retic  began back in 2007 by working only in the Butler area, but obviously things have changed a lot since then.   A couple of months back a friend moved into a Homeswest house in Butler where the previous tenants had left a huge mess so one Saturday morning we came in with a […]

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Reticulation in Two Rocks

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When it comes to irrigation in Two Rocks, especially on an established property, you need to be ready for some serious digging and some hard yakka. As the suburb name suggests there is a lot of rock up there and sometimes you just have to go around what you can’t go through. I did this job […]

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Tricky Access Irrigation

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Sometimes it can be difficult to install a system when there is no way of running wire from the control box to the solenoids. Maybe the liquid limestone went in too quickly and people hadn’t considered the future problems.  It may not be all over…   There are a couple of battery powered solenoids models […]

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How To Program a Hunter X Core

This is the most common controller we use so for those who would like some easy to follow instructions here they are courtesy of Hunter Part 2 – some more advanced programming: This is the Brighton Reticulation Blog and our main site can be found here For service or advice with irrigation problems or the […]

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Solenoids are Directional

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So you have put a new solenoid on but it doesn’t seem to be sealing? Chances are you may have put it on back to front. Yes – solenoids are intended for water flow in one direction only. If you can’t seem to get the water to stop then check the base of the solenoid […]

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