Brighton Reticulation

Its Spring!

Its Spring! And that means that your reticulation can be switched back on. We have had a few warmer days lately and there are plenty more to come. While you don’t need to turn your retic on right away, be sure to check your retic controller now so that its good to go when the hot weather arrives. And if you have a problem then call me and I will get there to help you out. Its also the perfect time to lay some new turf so call for a free quote!  

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DIY Reticulation in Perth Soil

  If you plan on doing your own reticulation then consider hiring a trench digger. I used a trenching shovel for several years before purchasing my first trencher and I haven’t looked back since. You can’t use a trencher in every situation, but if you have larger areas then it really comes into its own. It will dig a straight trench between 120mm and 450mm deep and it will cut through sand dirt easily. Its great for established lawns where digging is a real chore, but I use it on every job now and it eases the workload as well […]

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Reticulation in Jindowie with Poor Water Pressure

  Recently I laid the main retic line for a client in Jindowie (a part of Yanchep). I’ve written before about water pressure issues in this part of the world and today we hit the same problem again. I use Richdel solenoids 99% of the time, but today they wouldn’t seal. They need a certain amount of backpressure and the water being what it is up here I just couldn’t get them to work. I changed them for Hunter PGVs and they worked fine. I’m not sure why Hunters will operate with the lower pressure, but they seem to be the […]

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This Weather…

Its been a very long hot summer, but here in WA we have done well when it comes to conserving water. In spite of some of the toughest conditions we have seen in a long time we have actually gone forwards rather than backwards. So just a reminder that the Water Corp are now asking if we will scale back our water usage by 20%. That means if you are running normal Toro pop-ups you can reduce your usage to 8 min/station. If you are using MP Rotators then you can reduce the run time to 40 min/station. Hopefully we […]

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Reticulation & Irrigation Servicing and Installation in Yanchep

If you live in Yanchep then we’d love to help you with your reticulation and turf needs. As we live in the area  Yanchep is one of the primary areas we seek to service. We can always be there promptly and often on the same day you call and get your reticulation sorted and running optimally. Don’t spend your weekends doing something you don’t enjoy and don’t have time for when you can call a local business and have it done for you

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Yanchep Reticulation Repairs and Service Work

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 retic that suits the coastal area and we can make sure your system functions at its best! And because we are local we can get there fast. So if you’re looking to find a local expert then give us a call and we can make sure […]

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Reticulation Cut Ins Done Correctly

  There are big fines for those who either DIY or do it wrong. Be sure to use a licensed plumber who does it right and you won’t face any penalty. As well as needing to be a specified distance from the water meter there needs to be a dual check backflow prevention valve installed. The image above shows one installed incorrectly which we are currently in the process of rectifiying. The simple ball valve has been connected to the elbow of the water meter rather than spaces away from it. For cut ins we recommend Andy of Orfords plumbing based […]

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Reticulation Solenoid Puzzle in Yanchep

On Friday I had a call from a client in Yanchep who had installed a solenoid, but was having problems. The two stations in the back were coming on together.   So I went out to see what was going on.   What was odd was that the two rear stations came on together but they didn’t come on when the front retic station was running. Normally if a solenoid fails open it stays on with every other station.   But in this case station one came on, then station two and three together.   Odd…   So I checked: […]

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Retic Off

In case you weren’t aware all reticulation needs to be switched off as of June 1st and until Aug 31st. For most controllers it is a simple matter of turning the dial to ‘off’ and ensuring the sprinklers don’t run. If you continue to run your retic over winter then you will get fined around $150.00 If you aren’t sure how to switch the system off then give us a call and we’ll try and talk you thru it over the phone.  

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Switch Off Day For Retic

If you live in Western Australia then June 1st is the day when all sprinklers get switched off for the next 3 months. Simply turn the dial on your controller to ‘off’ and come back in September to turn it on again. Between now and then there should be enough rain to see you through and keep your lawn and garden healthy. This restriction doesn’t apply to new lawns which can still receive a watering exemption while they are being established. If you aren’t sure what to do just give me a call and I’ll help you out – no cost  

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