Tag Archives: irrigation servicing

How to Add a Solenoid When Things are Tight

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Holidays started today and then I got a call… ‘Can you just come and wire up some solenoids for me? I haven’t a clue how these things work’. It was another landscaper but someone who wasn’t confident with retic. ‘Sure…’ I said. That’ll take 5 mins. And then I got there and discovered he was […]

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Why You Should Use a Competent Reticulation and Turf Installer

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With the economic downturn plenty of tradies are feeling the pinch and the retic and turf business is no exception. In an unregulated industry anyone can pick up a shovel and lay pipes, or roll out lawn. But not everyone can do it well. (I don’t often write posts like this, but lately I’ve seen […]

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Yanchep Reticulation Repairs and Service Work

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We’ve been living in Yanchep for nearly 5 years now and have a really good grasp of the local issues. We know the water flow in Jindowie and parts of Capricorn is lousy. We know the depth bores need to be drilled and what kind of water you will find. We know the type of […]

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Reticulation / Irrigation Servicing in Alkimos, Yanchep and Two Rocks

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Its that time of year when you switch reticulation back on so its likely you’ll be looking for someone to service your sprinklers and get it all up to speed for what looks like being a long hot summer. So give us a call on 0400044236 and we will book a time to get everything […]

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How to Cut Turf

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If you’re laying turf then inevitably you will need to trim it at some point. There are many ways to do this, but we have found the steak knife to be the most effective way. But not any old steak knife. Most knives will cut wintergreen and the softer turfs, but if you want to […]

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Rain Sensor Wet or Dry?…

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If you have a Holman 4/6/9 controller and the display looks ok, but it doesn’t seem to be working then the first thing to check out is whether the rain sensor display says ‘rain sensor wet’ or ‘rain sensor dry’. If it displays a ‘wet’ message then it means that there is no 24v power […]

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How to Join PVC Pipes in Very Tight Spaces

Occasionally I pick up a job where I need to remove a solenoid and replace with another, but once the ground is excavated we discover a series of closely joined PVC fittings with nowhere to cut into. A tight series of elbows and tees can be a challenge to remove and refit. A recent job […]

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There is Always a Way

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  This week I went to do a job that involved connecting the rear retic (running off a tap) to the main system at the front. In doing the quote I noticed a thin 70ml channel down the side of the house where liquid limestone ended and the fence began. I figured that with a […]

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