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Fixing Reticulation with Duct Tape in Butler

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So let me tell you now – it aint gonna work! Duct tape is a saviour for many DIY projects, but it isn’t a good fix for retic. No matter how many times you wrap that tape around the pipe the water will leak out. There is too much pressure for the tape to hold […]

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MP Rotators – I’m a Big Fan

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I first came across these 7 years ago just as I was starting up Brighton retic and over that time I’d rate them as brilliant nozzles. As well as operating efficiently on properties with low flow rates, they have proven to be highly durable. I have often installed these on properties and returned several years […]

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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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My Lawn is Dying! What Do I Do?…

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After the recent run of crazy hot weather all around Australia there is a fair chance your lawn will be looking the worse for wear. I have seen a number of browning, ‘crunchy’ lawns lately and it seems that the weather is simply getting the better of the two day/week watering regime. When the temperatures […]

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Reticulation in Two Rocks

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  If you live in Two Rocks then you’d know that it didn’t get its name for no good reason. There are plenty of rocks around up there and it makes digging trenches a hell of a challenge. If you are planning on some DIY retic then I’d suggest you consider hiring a Groundhog Trench […]

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In My Own Backyard – Ok So It Isn’t Pretty

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Because I spend my life fixing other people’s reticulation and laying turf its hard to come home and get┬ámotivated to put on the boots and start on my own home. However recently we moved to a new place in ‘old Yanchep’ where there is no reticulation and plenty of work to be done to get […]

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Running Conduit for Pipe and Wire – Size Matters

If you are running some conduit for future pipe and wire then the size of the pipe is crucial and knowing what type of pipe you are laying is also critical. Did you know that retic pipe is measured by the internal diameter whereas electrical conduit is measured by the external diameter? This makes a […]

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Don’t Forget The Conduit

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If you’re building a new home then one of the ‘must dos’ is to put a length of 90ml stormwater pipe under your driveway and any paved areas. If you forget this then it’s likely we will need to lift your paving and then relay it – an unnecessary expense if you plan ahead. And […]

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