If you want a lush garden all year round in Perth, you’ve come to the right place. Reticulation or irrigation systems will give your plants and lawn the power to get through even the hottest of Perth summers! Before you can put in pipework, you’ll need to call a licensed plumber to install the cut-in connection to your main water line. Our fully qualified plumbers can perform all aspects of reticulation repairs and cut-in plumbing in full compliance with Western Australian laws.
If you are having a reticulation system installed, or require reticulation repairs or an upgrade, Plumbdog offers a guaranteed time of arrival across Perth and the no-fuss expertise that has made us Perth’s favourite plumbing professionals.
For most reticulation cut-in jobs, our plumber will expose underground copper water pipe, cut the line and insert a copper tee connection.
The pipe will then be brazed back together and the tee piece connected to a fitting that can receive both a ball valve and dual check valve, which can then be connected to a master valve. Dual check valves are now compulsory in Western Australia, functioning as a backflow prevention device to protect against contamination of your water supply.
Believe us, getting an unqualified or inexperienced plumber to do your reticulation work can be very risky as an improperly connected cut-in tap can result in you suffering water loss and a serious backflow problem. Our plumbers are qualified to service and install all types of backflow devices in accordance with WA Plumbers Licensing Board guidelines.
We also guarantee to arrive within the agreed time frame, and drive fully stocked service vans, so all your retic cut-in work is performed promptly – and in most cases in one visit.
After installing the ball valve and dual check valves, we can connect a master valve if required. We recommended this step as it prevents water loss if any of the station solenoids leak. Every time you run reticulation, the master and station valve will open, so if the station valve develops a leak you won’t lose water as long as the master valve keeps working.
For older reticulation systems that lack a master valve, we can usually fit a new master valve to the existing cut-in tap and wire it to the system control box.