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


Why are you so cheap?

We work directly with suppliers and manufacturers to eliminate middlemen, so we can provide you with high-quality plumbing and irrigation products at the best price. We depend on word of mouth from our happy customers to attract new buyers: we hope our honest way of doing business will encourage you to spread the good word about us. We will never compromise the quality of the goods we stock to increase profits.

Where are these products made and what is the quality? 

We’re proud to say all our pipes are 100% Australia-made. We will never sell imported goods as Australia-made products. In addition to the best Australian plumbing and irrigation supplies, we also import through the biggest names in irrigation from North America, Thailand, and Israel.

We stock a full range of products designed for permanent installation by hobbyists and industry professionals alike. Our staff would happily install everything we sell in their own homes, and we cater to differing budget and specification requirements.

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.

Are my credit card details and personal information secure?

Security is a top priority for us: we work diligently to ensure the information you provide is protected and destroyed as appropriate. For more information about our security measures and digital encryption please consult the Security page.

I went to the checkout but was interrupted before I finished - 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, your order will be flagged and one of our staff will contact you shortly to confirm the order details and information given.

How do I calculate the required current for my pump?

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

Power / Voltage = Current (amps)

Example: You have a 5.5kW (5500W) pump with a voltage of 12V. To find the required current you would divide 5500 by 12, resulting in a current of 458 amps.

How do I reset my Hunter Controller?

How do I convert from millimetres to inches?

NOTE: A fitting measured in inches and a fitting measured in millimetres will not always fit together even if they convert to the same measurements.  Using measurement conversion to compare fittings and determine if they will fit together can be misleading. All fitting measurements are nominal (they don’t reflect the actual size of the fitting itself, they reflect the standardised fit of the components). Fittings are designed to be used with matching fittings and measurements alone do not determine fit.

What type of nozzles should I use?

This depends on the distance and area that needs to be covered by your irrigation system. Each nozzle has a specific radius (the distance that water can travel from the nozzle in zero wind conditions) and a spray arc (the angle covered by the sprinkler). Most sprinklers deliver more water near their base and less water further away. For even water distribution you should design your system so that each sprinkler can spray to the base of the next sprinkler.

Example: a 10’ nozzle with a 180 degree spray arc can deliver water up to 10 feet away in zero wind conditions and would cover a semicircle area.

Why do fittings in my system keep blowing apart?

This usually means that the pressure is too high. The issue can be resolved with a pressure reducer, and if it is on your water supply be sure to use a brass pressure reducer (so that it can cope with higher stress levels).

Why should I use drip tube instead of sprays?

Drip tube is a low-cost and water-efficient way to deliver moisture directly to plant roots. It is ideally installed underneath mulch where the soil is both rich and dense. This provides an efficient water source directly to the roots, reducing weed growth and water wastage due to evaporation and runoff.

Do I need to use thread tape?

You should always use thread tape when connecting threaded fittings to create a watertight seal. DO NOT use thread tape if the fittings are sealed with a rubber ring.

Thread tape is used to create watertight connections between threaded fittings, and to provide lubrication to the fittings during threading and disassembly. It’s important to understand that you can damage fittings by using too little and too much thread tape. If two threaded fittings feel especially loose together, that is a sign you should use more thread tape. On the other hand you shouldn't apply so much thread tape that it’s difficult to thread the fittings together.

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

Filters are always worth including in your set-up because they provide protection from blockages and system failure. For systems using recycled water, a screen filter is required because dirt and debris are the primary causes for these systems failing. In other systems it is still recommended to install filters in case of mains water faults and other issues.

Can I install an indoor controller outside?

This is not recommended because any damage to parts due to water or sun exposure will void the warranty of an indoor controller. Under specific circumstances it is possible to run an indoor controller outside without any issues (e.g. in a spot that is completely covered, always dry, and has no exposure to the sun) but it isn’t worth the risk.

Are rain sensors necessary?

Rain sensors are required for watering systems in some states and areas in Australia. Even if they aren’t mandatory, we recommend them as a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of minimising water waste with little effort. Overwatering can harm your plants and it’s never wise to run sprinklers during rainfall.

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