Tag Archives: water pressure

How Long Should My Sprinklers Be on For?

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This is not what you want your lawn to look like! Currently the Water Authority is advertising on TV that sprinklers should be on for 10 minutes per station, which is somewhat misleading. I had a client recently send me this photo of her new lawn saying she is struggling to keep it alive on […]

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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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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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Running Sprinklers off a Bore

Which sprinklers should you run from a bore? You have a couple of things to consider: a) Flow rate: often bores allow you to run much greater numbers of sprinklers than a standard mains pressure system. 80l/min is normal as opposed to 30 off the mains. b) Pump run time: every minute your bore is […]

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How Many Sprinklers Can I Get on One Station?

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Yeah… that’s one of those questions that you can’t answer quite so easily… The things to consider are: – what is your water flow rate? – what type of nozzle are you using? – what type of sprinkler? In most suburbs I work on around 30l/min flow rate but in places like Yanchep it can […]

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Yanchep Capricorn Estate Reticulation

I don’t know how many people have checked their water pressure in the Capricorn estate in Yanchep, but after working on a job today I was shocked at how poor the water pressure is. In a backyard of 5m x 11m we would normally use one station of MP Rotators evenly spaced and have heaps […]

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My Reticulation has Lost Pressure

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Ok so you have noticed a drop in pressure on your sprinklers. Believe it or not the first place to check is your water meter. Make sure someone hasn’t turned the pressure down here. It happens… I have no idea why people do it but that’s the first test. Then check and see if it […]

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The Green – Brighton – “My Retic is Lacking Pressure!”

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If you live in ‘The Green” in Brighton then you will find this is a common complaint. Sooner or later it will happen to you. You will start to observe dry patches in your lawn and it will look like your retic is lacking pressure.   I remember the first time I was called out […]

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Epic Fail – Black Poly Mainline

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One sure way to ensure you have endless ongoing problems with your reticulation is to use 19ml black poly for your mainline. By ‘mainline’ I mean the bit that joins all the solenoids. This is the part of the reticulation that is regularly under pressure and a 19ml ratchet clamp just isn’t going to cut […]

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When Sprinklers Just Don’t Work Any More

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I was at a job today where sprinklers that had once performed well were now not popping up at all and we were trying to determine why the water pressure had decreased so markedly. The water meter had been tested, so we were able to rule out that possibility immediately. The next most obvious fault […]

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