Perth Irrigation - Retic Fittings , Plumbing Fittings, Reticulation Supplies, Western Australia

Irrigation and Plumbing Supplies

FAQ

Why are you so cheap?

We set out to provide high quality irrigation and plumbing products at the best price, so we work directly with the supplier/manufacturer, eliminating any middlemen. Our shopfront isn't a fancy showroom but we have everything you need to build a retic system from scratch right here on the shelves. We work on word of mouth and refuse to pass on the cost of expensive advertising campaigns to our customers. We hope that if you are happy with the service you receive, you'll tell everyone you know.

Without the overheads of a regular retail outlet we are able to keep our prices down and provide you with the best value for money, without compromising on quality.

Where are these products made and what is the quality? 

To put it simply, we only stock the good stuff. Every item we sell our staff would happily install in their own garden at home, and all products are suitable for residential and commercial reticulation and plumbing installs. We only deal in Australian made pipe, made to Australian standards. In addition to the best Australian made products we import through some of the biggest international names in irrigation from America, Thailand and Israel.

Will items on this site fit on my existing watering system? 

All pipe, fittings and items sold on this site are manufactured to Australian Standards specification. All threaded fittings are BSP thread, with the exception of IBC adaptors.

How much does delivery to my area cost?

For details on pricing and shipping costs please consult our Delivery page.

How can I be sure that my order is secure?

We take security matters seriously and work to ensure that the details you provide to us are protected. For full information on our security measures please consult the Security page.

I went to the checkout but was interrupted before I completed it - has my data been saved?

No. To protect your privacy, data entered during the checkout process is not saved until you click the "Confirm Order" button on the last page of the checkout. If you complete the checkout process but run into technical issues when entering credit card details, one of our staff will contact you shortly.

How do I calculate the required current for my pump?

To calculate the required current for your pump in amps you need to know both the power in Watts and the Voltage of the pump, you would then take the power and divide it by the voltage. This is represented by the following formula:

Power / Voltage = Current

An example of this is if you had a 5.5kW (5500W) with a voltage of 12V to find the current you would divide 5500W by 12V to give a current of 458 amps.

How do I reset my Hunter Controller?

http://www.hunterindustries.com/en-metric/support/how-do-i-reset-my-hunter-controller

How do I convert from millimetrers to inches?

Please be aware that these conversions do not mean a fitting measured in inches and a fitting measured in millimetres are compatible, as all fitting measurements are only nominal. Do not use this under any circumstance to compare the two fittings types to put them together, it will not work.

http://www.metricconversion.org/length/millimeters-to-inches.htm

What type of nozzles should I use?

This really depends on the coverage that is required for your irrigation system. Each nozzle is specified by both the radius and spray arc that it produces. For even water distribution you should design your system so the sprinkler can spray to the base of the next one.

Why do fittings in my system keep blowing apart?

This could be a signal that the pressure is too high. Usually this can be resolved by using a pressure reducer, if it is on your water supply be sure to use a brass pressure reducer.

Why should I use drip tube instead of sprays?

Drip tube is ideal to be installed underneath mulch where the soil is both rich and dense. This provides an efficient water source directly to the plant roots.

Do I need to use thread tape?

Whenever connecting threaded fittings, thread tape is advised, this excludes however situations where one of the fittings has an o-ring. Where the fittings are under constant pressure the thread should be wrapped approximately 20 times, whereas fittings under non-constant pressure may onle require being wrapped 2 - 3 times.

Do I need to use a filter on my irrigation system?

Filters are always good to install as they provide protection from blockages and / or system failure. For systems using recycled water a screen filter is a requirement as dirt and debris from recycled water is a common cause for these systems failing.

What does this acronym stand for?

Acronym  Definition          
ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 
ASTM American Society For Testing and Materials
BS British Standards
BSP British Standard Pipe
BSPF British Standard Pipe Female
BSPM British Standard Pipe Male
HDPE High Density Polyethylene
Kpa Kilopascal
NATA National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia 
PE Polyethlene
Poly Polybutylene
PC Pressure Compensating
PP Polypropylene
PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride
Sch 40 Schedule 40