Reticulation Rocket Launcher Anyone?

Posted on 14th April 2014 in Just For Fun

My son discovered this video on Youtube today and is pretty keen to make one… Luckily we have all the parts we need in the back of the Cruiser!

Alkimos, Yanchep and Two Rocks Reticulation Servicing

Posted on 12th October 2013 in Repairs, sprinklers

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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 working as it should be, set your controller and ensure you are ready for summer.

Reticulation in Two Rocks

Posted on 20th April 2012 in General, Installations

 

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 Digger like the one in the picture above to give you a hand in getting through the worst of it.

I’ve done a few jobs in the area and if it wasn’t for the trencher I’d probably still be digging today.

You can hire them for around $170/day. Alternatively call us and we can do the work for you and save you both time and physio bills!

Who Installs Retic and Turf in Two Rocks?

Posted on 17th March 2012 in Installations, Local Knowledge

 

 

When you live in the outermost suburb of the city it can be difficult to find good tradies. For Two Rocks residents we want you to know that Brighton Reticulation is based in Yanchep and is able to give prompt, reliable service at very short notice.

We are a local business and committed to the local area so give us a call and we will be able to give you an excellent price and top notch service on your retic and turf needs.

 

 

Running Sprinklers off a Bore

Posted on 22nd February 2012 in bore, Products, sprinklers

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 running is costing you money in electricity and wear and tear on your pump.

That said you don’t want to simply be governed by the cheapest option. In my own backyard I have 3 different types of sprinklers running. We have 4 big heavy duty gear drives on the verge, regular pop ups in the garden beds and then MP rotators in the lawn areas. It means the pump runs for aprox 2 hours each time it comes on, but we have chosen sprinklers that will fit the areas and do the best job.

 

 

Installing a Bore

Posted on 3rd October 2011 in bore, In My Own Backyard, Installing

We’re still working on landscaping at our own property and the latest project has been to get a bore put down. Once that is sorted we can retic the areas already developed and then get the bobcat in to help us prepare the new areas.

So today Luke from Aqua Attack arrived to drill the bore. It would have taken them a couple of hours but they hit a cave and some of the slotted pipe got lost meaning they had to take a bit longer.

They drilled down 25m or so and will be back on Friday to install the pump and do the electrics.

Here are a few pics of the truck backed up and drilling.

The tub for circulating water and sludge

 

Adding another piece of the drill

 

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

Posted on 5th September 2011 in In My Own Backyard, Local Knowledge

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 the property landscaped. The rear area especially is a mess and in need of a lot of work while the front could do with some freshening up.

I thought it would be interesting to track my own progress with taking our backyard from ‘wasteland’ to ‘oasis’, so if you’re interested in watching a (slow) transformation take place then you might like to follow this series of posts.

It all started about a month ago when I wandered out in the yard to pull up some weeds. It was very overgrown and messy and with spring around the corner I could see the weeds a) seeding and giving us more trouble b) being a great hiding place for snakes.

Half of the backyard with the rubbish and rubble before we moved the chook pen and at the start of constructing the retaining wall

I wasn’t quite ready to ‘attack the whole backyard’ ┬ábut once I got started on the weeds I realised I had started something that needed finishing. With winter being the quiet time for retic and turf I have been using my time to get some of the bigger projects done around home and this has been the progress so far

a) clear the weeds and make some work possible

b) build retaining walls

c) move the chook pen

 

The old chook pen and the mess that is currently the backyard

Still to come are:

d) more retaining to be erected / fixed

e) bobcat to clear, cut and fill

f) a bore sunk and reticulation installed

g) turf laid and gardens created

 

Chook pen moved

 

The lower wall and new chook pen

Starting on the upper wall


How Deep Do You Dig Trenches For Reticulation?

Posted on 3rd May 2011 in Installations, Local Knowledge, Soil

I guess you can dig them any depth you like!

But the recommended depth is between 150-200ml and a good rough guide is to dig to the depth of a work boot. I like to dig the main line a little deeper, lawn PVC a standard 150ml and then the black poly for garden beds around 100ml (knowing that there will be another 100ml of mulch being thrown on top)

Really the question is less about a ‘number’ and more about what is sensible. Sometimes in very rocky areas like Two Rocks you just have to get whatever depth you can. Other areas are soft and digging is easy.

Another factor to consider is the type of turf you are laying. If its wintergreen at 25ml thick then you can have your sprinklers sitting level with the sand surface. If its a thicker lawn like Sir Walter buffalo then its good to have the sprinklers sitting 10ml above the sand level.

For help or advice with these issues or to adjust your reticulation call Andrew on 0400044236 or email brightonreticulation@gmail.com

 

 

 

Reticulation Repairs in Yanchep & Two Rocks

Posted on 1st May 2011 in Installations, Installing, Local Knowledge, Repairs

 

So this one has a bit of special interest for me because we plan on moving to Yanchep around the middle of the year. This week we should hear on finance approval for the new place and then its full steam ahead!

We love Yanchep and are really looking forward to exiting regular suburbia for a somewhat more different life in the ‘lagoon’ section of the town.

We will still be working the northern part of Perth as before, but it would be great to get work close to our new home. So if you live in Yanchep or Two rocks and need some work done on your reticulation or you need some turf laid be sure to give us a call.

We are just around the corner… literally…