Reticulation Repairs in Perth Northern Suburbs

Its that time of year when you check your irrigation system only to discover all is not well. We can fix anything that is broken so give us a call and we will be there promptly. We offer excellent service, competitive prices and genuine warranties on all our work. If you would like to see our 5 star client satisfaction ratings then you can check out google reviews here.

Look forward to hearing from you this spring!

 

Now’s a Good Time For a New Lawn!

We do lots of work in the Yanchep, Quinns Rocks, and Alkimos areas and autumn is a great time to lay a new lawn.

If you have been waiting for the heat to break before installing a new lawn then we are pretty much there.

We supply and lay all types of lawn and can give you advice on what will work best for you.

You can check out a few samples below:

Sir Walter

Sir Walter Buffalo in Alkimos

empire zoyzia in iluka

Empire Zoyzia after one year in Iluka

wintergreen in two rocks

Wintergreen in Two Rocks

velveteen in iulka

Velveteen in Iluka

velvet buffalo in Yanchep

Velvet Buffalo in Yanchep

kikuyu in Jindalee

Kikuyu in Jindalee

 

A Reticulation Controller for The Tap?

 

Reticulation off the tap can be done, but always with significantly less pressure than off the mains. If you are going this route then it makes sense to get both a ‘double adaptor’ for your tap and a good quality digital controller that will allow the reticulation to function as if it were off the mains.

Personally I favour the Holman controllers as they are cheaper, easily programmable and haven’t let me down yet.  You can also use a Galcon but these tend to be a little more expensive for the same functionality.

Either way they are battery powered and you can get a year out of a good set of batteries before needing to change things over.

 

 

With either controller you can add a ‘two way alternating valve’ that will allow you to run two stations off the one tap controller. You simply screw on the alternating valve and then set two start times on the controller. For example set start 1 at 5.00am and start 2 at 5.15am. Each time a new start kicks in the valve adjust to allow water flow through a different pipe

That’s the basic set up and the rest is plumbing!

If I had one tip for people setting up tap irrigation it would be to use plumbing tape and heaps of it and check your seals as you go. There is nothing worse than discovering a small leak in the first join after you have put it all together!

 

Can I Repair a Faulty Retic Control Box?

The short answer is probably ‘yes’. You can repair anything if you want to, but it isn’t good economics.

The last time I checked the cost of repairing a control panel for a retic box it was around $150.00 at an electronics specialist. Then there is the removal and replacement – allow another $150.00 and you are already close to replacement cost, but with no warranty.

So in short – like most things these days a retic control box is a disposable item, so my advice is to get one with a decent warranty.