Brighton Reticulation

When You Break the Tap off the Water Meter

Have you ever found a water meter that either won’t turn on or off? Like the tap is just stuck? This week it happened again – about the third time in 11 years but I knew what to expect. The water meter was on but the tap timer I had installed was leaking a little and I went to turn it off and fix the seal. But it wouldn’t budge – and I knew that taking the grandpa wrench to it was most likely going to snap it. So I called the homeowner out, explained the situation (the water had […]

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Will a New Battery Fix My Reticulation?

Nope… If your reticulation isn’t working then changing the battery will just be $9 down the drain. The battery is not responsible for the operation of the sprinklers. It simply helps to retain the settings when the power goes off. Your retic needs 24v if power to open the solenoids so changing a battery wont do the job. If it’s not working then it could be any one of a number of issues – but it won’t be the battery!

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Irrigation Installation and Empire Zoyzia Turf in Mindarie

Here’s one I did this week. A new build in Mindarie where the front yard needed sorting out. This is where we started. Empire Zoyzia is a beautiful mid sized leaf that grows slower than either buffalo or wintergreen. The bobcat came in, moved out the dirt and brought in some good soil. On Tuesday I installed the retic using MP Rotators and then on Thursday we laid the lawn. Laying the turf A fresh start – all laid, compacted and looking good If you’re after a quote then give me a call on 0400044236.  

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Reticulation and Turf Installation in Mindarie

If you live in Mindarie then there are a few things worth knowing before installing reticulation and turf. Water Flow: in Mindarie water flow is usually very good – at least 30l/min. Bores are a good idea as blocks are often large, but they can also be quite expensive. Soil Content: Expect a lot of limestone rocks and sandy ground. Usually this makes for hard digging and its also essential that you use some good quality lawn mix below any turf that is laid. For a free quote on any installation work in Mindarie give us a call.

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Mindarie Reticulation and Irrigation Servicing and Repairs

If you’re lucky enough to live in Mindarie then you’d know how good life is in this northern part of the world. As a local business Mindarie is one of the primary areas we seek to service. We can always be there promptly, often on the same day you call and get your reticulation sorted and running optimally. We know about the water pressures and flows in Mindarie and we have done plenty of digging in Mindarie limestone! Or if your yard needs a complete makeover give us a call and we can arrange everything from bobcat to soil to retic and eventually […]

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My Reticulation Doesn’t Come On At All

Ok so nothing works? Here is a series of checks to eliminate the most obvious possibilities: 1. The first thing to check is whether the control box has power and is functioning. I know this sounds obvious, but firstly check for a display. if there is no digital display then the controller may be fried. 2. If there is a display check for power. Put the leads of a multimeter on common and master/pump terminals and see if you get at least 24 volts. If not then you have a tripped RCD, or your transformer may have malfunctioned. If this […]

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