Brighton Reticulation

Grit in Hunter MP Rotators

Recently I installed a new reticulation system running off a bore for a client in Yanchep. The bore was old and not particularly deep and the water supply was not strong. It meant we had to reduce the pumping capacity to 50l/min rather than 100l/min to ensure we didn’t suck up too much dirt. Even at 50l/min there was still some fine grit coming thru and getting stuck in the MP rotator nozzles. It was only happening intermittently and the grit was so fine that we couldn’t see it. The video above shows a poorly performing nozzle fire back into […]

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What is the Best Type of Sprinkler?

A lot of people ask me what the best sprinklers are, and the answer is that it depends on the job it needs to do. Here are some pros and cons of various types of sprinklers: Standard Toro/Rainbird pop-ups:  are good sprinklers in that distribute a lot of water in a short space of time and they are cheap and easy to replace. If well maintained the sprinkler body and seals can easily last 5 years. Their negative is that their spray can mist and get easily blown by the wind. Gear Drives – Gear drives are tough and are generally used […]

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Reticulation & Irrigation Servicing and Installation in Quinns Rocks

If you live in Quinns Rocks then we’d love to help you with your reticulation and turf needs. As we live nearby Quinns 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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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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Alkimos, Yanchep and Two Rocks Reticulation Servicing

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.

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Transformations

When someone calls us to get to work on their backyard or front yard then essentially what they are hoping for is a transformation – a complete facelift that will have you say ‘wow!’ We don’t often get to go back  and see how our jobs look a year or two later, but this is one job I will stay in touch with because I drive past it every day. Just 300m from our home is this residence right on the beach in Yanchep. It has had both an internal and external facelift over the last year or two. Last […]

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Which Sprinklers Should I Use?

When it comes to sprinklers this is definitely a case of getting what you pay for. You can buy a sprinkler and nozzle all in one for around $3.00 in some places. Or you can buy a reputable brand name sprinkler body  (Toro, Hunter, Rainmaster) as well as nozzle for a bit more. When buying sprinklers the question I suggest you consider is how long will it last and how much am I prepared to mess around with it? If you are happy to pull it up, push it down, clean it out etc then buy the cheap one every […]

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How to Install Sprinklers by The Kerb

  The first time I did some DIY retic I tried to install my kerbside sprinklers by digging along the line of the kerb. Big mistake! After 10 minutes I had all but given up. You see the soil along the kerb is actually roadbase. It is hard and rocky and not easy digging. If you want to install sprinklers along the kerb then dig a trench one metre away from the kerb and parallel to it and then ‘t’ off to the point where you need sprinklers. You will still need to do some hard digging but it will […]

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What Does it Cost to Install Reticulation?

We offer some general guidelines on our home page here, but the truth is it can vary considerably depending on the type of soil we need to dig in, the ease of accessibility and the simplicty or otherwise of the job. A new house is fairly easy to give an estimate for and we suggest that typical costs to expect are: Retic cut in by licensed plumber $180.00 + GST Hardwiring of controller $160.00 + GST Wireless rain sensor (only compulsory if you wish to get a lawn watering exemption) $150.00 + GST Electronic Controller $200.00-$400.00 + GST (depending on what is […]

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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 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 […]

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