Category Archives: Reticulation systems

Reticulation for a new home

New house needs irrigation
New house needs irrigation

If you are building a new home try and think ahead like this Perth customer did.

The lady cleverly had a 90mm “PVC sleeve” put under the driveway before the paving was laid. Through the sleeve we can run our 25 mm reticulation pipes and solenoid cables. It is wise to put a 90mm sleeve or prelay pipes and cables to anywhere that may require access for future irrigation.

This includes not only under the driveway and pathways but also anywhere an “island ” garden may be created by paths or liquid limestone. Remember it saves trouble if pipes are also put under retaining walls. If you forget it is not the end of the world as we can nearly always tunnel under but it does save time and money.

If there is anything we can help you with call us on 9246 0111.

Perth reticulation controller needs replacing?

Holman reticulation controller
Holman reticulation controller

Whether your retic timer is faulty or simply old and you are not able to program your required Perth watering days, we can help.

We replace reticulation timers in all Perth suburbs. We will fix your retic controller whether connected to mains water or a bore. If it is a plug-in style we send out our service man. If it needs hard-wiring to the mains power our electrician will attend.

Some retic controllers, like the Holman model pictured, look like they may be hard wired but this one actually had a plug pack transformer plugged into a power point in the roof.

We have compatible models to replace all brands of retic controllers including Holman, Rain Bird, Rainmaster, Hunter, Toro, Orbit, Richdel and Irritrol Rain Dial. We typically carry 6 and 9 station models in our mobile stock but we can get any size if required.

You can reach us on 9246 0111.

Failed reticulation controller South Perth

Reticulation controller South Perth
Reticulation controller South Perth

We got a call from South Perth today. The South Perth customer reported her submersible bore was not working. She thought her Rainmaster reticulation controller was OK because the screen still had a display.

We took out the 9 volt back up battery and the display disappeared. This simple home test showed there was either no mains power to the reticulation controller or its internal 24 volt transformer had failed. The reticulation controller needs a 24 volt output to switch the relay, that in turn starts the 240 volt single phase bore or 440 volt DOL starter in the case of a 3 phase pumps.

A bit of an investigation by our servicemen at the South Perth call out revealed that in this case the controller transformer had in fact failed. We replaced the controller and there were smiles all round as the bore fired up and the sprinkler came on.

For any bore or reticulation repairs or maintenance in South Perth, Kensington Como area and surrounds call us on 0408 454 130 or visit our website www.virginbores.com.au

Replace reticulation controller Carine

Another happy customer
Another happy customer

Total Eden passed on a reticulation repair job last week for a customer in Carine, a suburb of Perth .

The customer had a bore and their reticulation controller was faulty. One of our retic service team was sent out to see the Carine customer. We confirmed the reticulation controller needed to be replaced and we replaced the controller the next day. It was a standard outdoor model with built-in transformer.

Reticulation Controller Perth
Pro 469 Reticulation Controller

Thanks to Total Eden for the referral and thanks to the Carine customer for the kind comments and feedback about the friendly & knowledgeable team.

We have fixed or replaced hundreds of faulty reticulation controllers. If you have a problem with your reticulation controller call us on 9246 0111 or visit our website on wwww.virginbores.com.au

We service all Perth suburbs.

Quote for submersible water bore Leeming

Quote for water bore in Leemimg
Quote for water bore in Leemimg

Today we quoted for a new submersible water bore in Leeming. Over the years we have done hundreds of bores in Leeming, Willeton, Bullcreek, Canning Vale and Murdoch areas. Todays bore is to be connected to an existing reticulation system already fed by mains water. Our client will happily save hundreds of dollars in annual water costs.

The one kilowatt submersible pump will produce about double the flow from mains water. Often we do new submersible bores in Leeming that replace the old well with centrifugal pumps. Then we instal a 2.2 KW submersible pump to match flow from the old pump.

if you would like a quote for a submersible water in your area ring us on 9246 0111 or check out our website www.virginbores.com.au

Girrawheen Water Bores

The top of a Girrawheen water bore
The top of a Girrawheen water bore

Today our phones started running hot for new water bore quotes and bore repairs. Even though it is still raining since the 1st of September the total sprinkler ban is lifted so Perth gardeners are starting to think about the inevitable hot dry summer ahead.
We just completed drilling a new submersible bore in Girrawheen. This bore was drilled to 42 metres deep. Because of access restrictions for our drilling rig we drilled this bore in the driveway. Once the submersible pump is installed only a small trafficable access hatch will be visible. Girrawheen water bores are mostly in the 25 to 50 metre deep range.
Call us on 9246 0111 for a free quote or visit www.virginbores.com.au

Water Bore Quote Leederville

Vertical garden made out of mattress inner springs
Vertical garden made out of mattress inner springs

Virgin Bores was quoting on a new submersible water bore quote in West Leederville. We spotted this fantastic use of recycling with an old mattress frame / springs used to make a vertical garden. It makes a perfect frame for the plants to climb on. These plants will flourish with a new submersible Water Bore and our nutrient rich Perth bore water, especially as under current government regulations you can use bore water three nights a week. If you would like a quote on a new submersible bore visit our main website www.virginbores.com.au or call us on 1300 734 300 7 days a week.