Tag Archives: reticulation

Add a Station Failing in Ocean Reef

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I’ve been using ‘Add a stations’ for a while now as they are great for turning one power wire into two and solving the problem of having to run a new cable. This week I arrived at a job in Ocean Reef where a 5 year old device appeared to have failed. One station would […]

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What Does ‘P err’ Mean on a Hunter X Core Controller?

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If you own a Hunter X Core Control box and see ‘P err’ on your controller then it means nothing will work (or it may come on for a few seconds and then fail) and there are two possible causes. The first and most common is that the master solenoid coil has developed an electrical […]

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Reticulation and Turf Installation in Mindarie

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If you live in Mindarie then there are a few things worth knowing before installing reticulation and turf. Water Flow: in Mindarie water flow is usually very good – at least 30l/min. Bores are a good idea as blocks are often large, but they can also be quite expensive. Soil Content: Expect a lot of […]

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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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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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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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How Much For Reticulation?

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This is an interesting question. We have always pitched ourselves at the mid-price range so that we can use quality parts, do an excellent job and give a proper warranty. You can always get cheaper – and sometimes you will get the same for cheaper – but generally speaking the old rule applies that ‘you […]

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Locating Solenoids

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This can be very easy or long and complicated. If you don’t know where your solenoids are then you will either need to dig around in the more obvious places (garden beds, start of lawn etc) or you will need to use a solenoid detector. Sometimes this is the only way to find that missing […]

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Low Voltage Reticulation Wiring

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  Reticulation wiring that leaves the control box is not dangerous. As a general rule if you feel anything when you touch the wires it will be a light buzzing in your finger tips. That’s because its low voltage – around 24v and it isn’t enough to hurt you. The Control box has an inbuilt […]

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