Brighton Reticulation

Spring Reticulation Servicing

Its that time of year when you can turn your sprinklers back on. Chances are that when you do you will find a few issues and that’s when you can make multiple trips to Bunnings and try to find the right parts you need – or – you can call us and we will fix any problem on the post often within an hour or so. We can give you a ballpark price before starting work, or we may choose to send a detailed written quote if it is a large job. We carry a full supply of virtually every […]

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Need a New Reticulation Controller?

This is the Rainbird ESP-RZX – an excellent value for money controller. These come with a 3 year warranty and have been one of the most reliable we have used to date. We supply and fit these for $385.00 inc GST installed.  

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Irrigation Controllers Supplied and Fitted in Perth

The ESP-RZX Controller provides zone based set up that is easier to understand by untrained users. We supply and fi, 6 and 8 zone models at $385.00 inc GST and $415.00 inc GST respectively. These controllers are easy to use, have a 3 year warranty and no dials to get sticky or break off. The large LCD display shows all of the programming for each zone at the same time. Simple graphic based user interface is easy to explain and presents every controller feature at your fingertips. If you are seeking a simple to use and top quality controller then […]

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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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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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How Long Should My Sprinklers Be on For?

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 the Water Authority’s recommendations. I’m not surprised. She has Toro Precision nozzles which need to run for 30 minutes each time operate to apply 10mls. So here’s the deal… Sprinkler run times depend on the types of sprinklers used.   The goal is to get […]

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Here’s an Idea…

Remember those old holiday shacks with grass driveways that always showed the furrows where the car had been driven into the asbestos shed at the back of the property? Well maybe grass driveways are on the return. This story in the news today is about a local Perth bloke who installed a special grass driveway using ‘Grass-Cel technology and now the council don’t believe it conforms to their specs… ‘Grass-Cel’ turf pavers are made of porous recycled plastic overlaid with soil and seeded with grass. They take the brunt of a car while allowing grass to grow undamaged. I guess its not everyone’s […]

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Shared Bores and Strange Problems in Yanchep

This week I had an early morning phone call from a regular client who lives at the top of our street.   ‘Andrew – my retic is on and it won’t go off. I’ve turned the controller off but it keeps running…’   If this were a system running off the mains then we would naturally presume a faulty master and station solenoid but this was a bore. I told him to turn the bore off at the mains and that stopped the flow.   Assuming it was the electrical contactor failing I told him to get the electrician out […]

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Easy Retrieve Memory on Hunter X Core

Another good reason to choose the Hunter X Core Controller is the ‘easy retrieve’ memory function, which means I can come and set your controller, you can fiddle with it, make adjustments and then discover all has got weird, before implementing the memory retrieve procedure below and taking it back to where you want it. To save a program into memory: With the dial in the RUN position, press and hold the    and     buttons for 5 seconds. You will see three segments    on the left of display. Release the    and    buttons. The display will scroll three segments    from left to right […]

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Alkimos Turf and Irrigation Part 1

I didn’t realise there were large half acre blocks in Alkimos, but last week we did part 1 of a retic and turf install. 100m of kikuyu and retic hooked up the mains, but to be converted shortly to the new bore and then another 600m of turf laid

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