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New reticulation system Noranda

 

If you would like a modern submersible water bore or a new reticulation system in the Noranda area call 9246 0111.

We drilled a new submersible garden water bore here last week at this house in Noranda, now we have installed a new reticulation system. With the extra flow from the bore versus mains scheme water, we were able to run pop up sprinklers for the lawn on one station and separate micro sprays for the garden beds on another. The half sprinklers that face the house backing onto the curb are prone to car tyre damage. So we installed come concrete surrounds to this line of sprinklers and those on the edge of the driveway to protect this new Noranda reticulation system.

New retic & bore Noranda
New reticulation system Noranda

With the installation of a modern submersible water bore, the client is now able to use their sprinkler system three days a week instead of only two days allowed from mains water. This Noranda front garden is about to have a new lawn laid. They will be able to apply for a new lawn exemption and water the new lawn more often details here

While we were there, we popped our head over the side fence and took a look at the neighbor’s garden. We drilled new submersible water bore at the property last year and their garden looked great. We are very happy to get referrals from happy customers.

If you live in the Noranda area and would like to discuss a new water bore or reticulation system call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website HERE

 

What is my reticulation controller battery for?

 

Why does it matter that my reticulation controller battery has gone flat? The answer is that it really matters if you have a water bore. Call us on 9246 0111.

Perth Reticulation controller
Pro 469 Reticulation controller

 

What does a retic timer need a battery for anyway? There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a retic controller’s 9 volt battery does. Retic controllers have batteries to preserve the memory of that has been programmed in the event of a mains power fail.

The battery is normally only 9 volts and does not have the power to operate solenoid valves or pump start relays. Solenoid valves and most other irrigation devices operate on 24 volts. Most retic controllers are 240 volt mains powered with a transformer that steps down to 24 volt to operate the individual irrigation devices. It may seem like a minor inconvenience if you have a flat 9 volt battery in your controller as at first glance one would think it is not a big issue if you lose mains power and the controller has to be reprogrammed.

9 volt battery

BUT it can have nasty consequences if the controller operates a bore.

If mains power is lost to quite a few brands of reticulation controllers and there is no back up battery then when mains power is restored the controller resets all programming to factory default which is often 10 minutes per station per day. This may then turn the bore on to stations that don’t exist and the pump runs with nowhere for the water to go. This can damage the pump or pipe work of the bore.

This season we attended 3 bores that had been affected like this from Ocean Reef alone. All after a power fail. These bores, incidentally should have had the unused stations ‘looped out’ to safeguard against this. Remember it is wise to change your disposable 9 volt battery at least once a year. Some newer model controllers have rechargeable batteries. You can test both types by simply turning mains power off and checking whether the display to the retic controller is still working and whether customer program’s have been retained when mains power is turned back on.

Please call us for any help on  9246 0111 or go to  our website.

New bore Wilson

Our Virgin Bores team have just finished installing a new submersible water bore in Wilson. This one we drilled to 19 metres at a newly completed house.

We backed the drilling rig truck up to the small perimeter wall and were able to drill “over” the slim high wall. The new bore is just behind the Virgin Bores sign on the other side of the wall. Note the small pile of sand resulting from drilling a 100mm diameter borehole to a depth of 19 metres. Water bearing ground was encountered at 5 metres.

Solenoid valves Wilson
A manifold of solenoid valves
Ready for retic in Wilson
New bore ready for retic in Wilson

This is pretty standard for Wilson. We installed a 1.5 horsepower (1.1 kilowatt) stainless steel submersible pump and Italian Sumoto motor. Included in this clients bore package was a 6 station Rainmaster reticulation controller. We then installed 4 solenoid valves in the ground and automated them. The 4 solenoid valves are pictured here adjacent to the actual borehead. The borehead was then covered over by a small green bore box and buried under the sand. The solenoid valves will be covered by valve covers for access if needed. Our bore electrician wired in the controller to auto start the bore pump and operate the solenoid valves.

Now a very easy job for the client to finish the reticulation sprinkler system. If we can help you with a bore or retic work in Wilson or surrounds please call us on 9246 0111 or visit Virgin Bores here

New water bore Nedlands

New water bore Nedlands
New water bore Nedlands

Our new installation arm Virgin Bores are drilling a new Water Bore in Nedlands tomorrow. The depth to water here in Florence Road is about 36 metres so we will drill to a total depth of 38 metres for plenty of water.
The garden bore will be equipped with a of 1.1 kilowatt submersible pump. Pretty standard for most Water Bores in Nedlands and Dalkeith. This will deliver about 90 litres per minute to the surface. Perfect for a typical Nedlands garden retic system. The small white vertical stake indicates where we will be drilling the bore. Alongside the brick wall is the 100mm PVC borecasing that will be installed permanently in the borehole. The bottom 6 metres of the casing is finely slotted to allow the water in. Around this we pack a fine layer of screened drillers gravel to act a s a permanent filter.
If you’re interested in a new bore or bore and retic repairs in Nedlands, Claremont or Dalkeith please call us on 92460111.

New Reticulation system Piara Waters

Piara Waters
New reticulation system

As well as fixing water bores, we service and repair reticulation systems and install complete news systems.

Today we completed another irragation system in Piara Waters south of Perth. This retic system we connected to a new submersible water bore we drilled last week. Note in the pic the raised and exposed PVC pipes will be covered when the raised retained garden bed is backfilled.

If you have been thinking about a new reticulation system south of the river go to our main website http://www.virginbores.com.au or ring on 924601111

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.

Making Existing Bores Automatic- automating bores. Perth.

Visited two homes today, both coincidentally in Dianella, to advise on automating their bores. They were both typical old well style bores commonly seen in Dianella. Both bores were manually operated from a DOL starter and ran two separate  stations front and rear. Two gate valves were manually turned to send the water either to the front or back after the bore was started manually. This is a very typical early installation common in Perth bores.

To make a bore reticulation system automatic we firstly fit an outdoor reticulation controller and replace the manual gate valves with automatic solenoid valves. Our electrician then interfaces the retic controller to automatically turn on the bore starter via a 24v relay. We can automate either 3 phase or single phase bores. When the reticulation controller (timer) turns on the bore it opens the required solenoid valve at the same time and ” hey presto” the bore reticulation works automatically at the pre-programmed time! We program it to comply with Perth bore sprinkler roster days and the homeowner can “set and forget”.

Call us on 9246 0111 for advice or quotation or visit us at HERE