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Weed Problems

After the recent rains, I have had a profusion of weeds sprouting. While mechanical removal is probably the best way of weed removal, sometimes you need to use garden chemicals to deal with the problem. I use them as required to deal with weeds that are not easy to physically remove.

Glypho 360 Green is an indiscriminate weedkiller and is used where you want to kill off all the weeds in an area, for example weeds and grasses that are coming up through mulch or under fences.

The Ravage or Dicamba is a selective weedkiller and is particularly useful in tackling broadleaf weeds in lawns. 

If used carefully, these garden sprays are safe to use. We have some safety directions down the bottom of the page. Also remember not to spray when it is windy as some of the spray may drift onto desirable plants.

Call us if you need more helpful information on these products.

Glypho weed spray

Low-toxic aquatic, water-soluble herbicide for non-selective control of many annual and perennial weeds in certain situations as shown in the directions for use table.

Green is a highly concentrated weed killer used to kill all unwanted common weeds and grasses anywhere in the home garden. Glyphosate Green 360 – unlike Ravage, is not selective so may kill plants etc if they are sprayed. Glyphosate Green 360 is also effective in killing woody weeds.

It is available in 1litre,5 litre and 20 litre packs

Look at or Download the booklet

Ravage Dicamba MCPA

Got a problem with broadleaf weeds in your lawn. The answer is the tried and tested Ravage.

Ravage is sometimes known as Dicamba. It is a selective weedkiller meaning it doesn’t affect your lawn grasses, only the broadleaf weeds.

 

Look at or Download the booklet

As with using  all chemicals we want you to be safe. Here are some general guidelines for these use of garden chemicals

SAFETY DIRECTIONS
Product will irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. When preparing product for use, wear elbow-length PVC gloves and face shield or goggles. When using controlled droplet applicator wear protective waterproof clothing and impervious footwear. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. After each day’s use, wash gloves, face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.

If you want more information on these products go to our website where you can also find out about a range of spray equipment or give us a call on 3282 4599

Is Your Drinking Water Clean?

Why your water may not be clean.

Recent weather events have seen strong winds and heavy rain. With all this activity, water sources can become contaminated with unwanted debris.  Debris from these weather events include, leaves, dirt, bugs, and bacteria. If you have a water tank that has run off from a roof this is especially true. Having the roof run off may fill your tanks however your roof may be visited by birds and other animals, leaving behind unwanted gifts and guests.  When it comes to safe clean water, is the water in your home really as clean as you thought.

PURETEC

Undersink water filter

Solution

Water filters improve the quality of drinking water, a concern for everyone. Whether it be dealing with bad taste, chemicals, sediment or any other condition you want to remove from your water, DJ’s Electric Motor and Pump Centre can help you.

DJ’s are a Puretec Platinum Master Dealers. What this means is that we have access to the best products at very good prices to solve your water filtration or purification needs. 

If your needing a whole new system, maintenance or just some advice on our range, our friendly staff are ready to help.

Send us and email, give us a call or visit our showroom.

Visit our website for more information

Water Filtration Project 

Previously QR Ipswich requested a mobile filtration system for their services. Taking on the opportunity to build a system in-store that runs off a 12/24V battery and can go anywhere they need it to. Thank you QR Ipswich for giving us the opportunity in helping you achieve clean water where ever you need it.

 

 
 

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Simplify Pool Chlorination – It’s easy.

What can we do to simplify pool chlorination? Are you still shutting down the pool weekly to clean your cell in acid or cell cleaner? There is a better way. 

Ecosalt

What will it do for you?

Easy to use controls.

Easy to clean reverse polarity cell. Each time it comes on it cleans itself. Much less acid washing!

The option of automatic pH control.

And it works with mineral pools as well as salt pools.

 

Want to talk to us about replacing or upgrading your current setup? Call us now on 07 3282 4599 or drop in to see us at Cnr Parrot St and Briggs Road Ipswich. We can supply and fit you a system or we can repair your current chlorinator.

Click here to see some other Davey Pool Products on special at the moment.

Sizzling Summer Pump Specials

Sizzling hot weather means you need pumps to provide cooling nourishing water!

White pump Sale Brochure

Upgrade or replace your pump now! Check out some really cool specials from DAB Pumps and Bianco Pumps. These are quality Italian made pumps with Bonus 6 year warranty on selected models.

Call in at Parrot St Ipswich or call us on 07 3282 4599 to ask us about these pumps.

Making a splash at Ipswich Grammar School

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Ipswich Grammar School had a problem. Their waterfall which graces the entrance of the school was not working. This was a issue for the school as the waterfall was required as the backdrop for the school formal photos.

The solution was to call DJ’s Electric Motor and Pump Centre. Our Service Manager Dan along with Steve, our resident pump expert “jumped in” to solve the problem in double quick time. They found the problem to be a faulty foot valve. This was ordered and replaced and the waterfall was ready for students to capture their special night.

 

Pond

 

So if you have a pumping problem, like Ipswich Grammar School, just call DJ’s Electric Motor and Pump Centre for expert assistance. We can help with any pumping problem.

my pump wont Work. What Do I Do?

At some stage we are going to have some problems with our household pump. If you notice it noisy or leaking, you should bring it in to us for a service which could include replacing bearings when they get noisy (left too long you could seize the motor which could be terminal) or replacing seals. We will also check the capacitor. Bearing, seals and capacitors will wear out in time and regular servicing will make sure there is no problem.

However, there may be other problems as well from time to time.

 

If your pump has a pressure tank like this Davey XP350, then check the list.

Davey Pump with pressure tank

pressure tank troubleshooting

Mant pumps these days have a Presscontrol , automatic controller on top like this Wilo Pump. 

Wilo Tank Pump

Presscontrol pump problem

If you can’t solve your problem yourself, Call DJ’s Now! Phone 07 3282 4599.

We have expert help for you. Either bring your pump in to us or call us to arrange a service call by one of our highly experienced technicians. 

And if the pump is terminal, we can help you select  a new pump to best suit your needs

Reduce Pool Costs

Ever got the advice to fill in your pool because of high running costs?

You can keep your pool but reduce pool costs by installing an Eco Pump and save up to 70% of your running costs. Check out this video now!

Davey’s ProMaster® Variable Speed pool pump offers water-cooled, super-quiet operation with high efficiency, making it the ideal choice for today’s swimming pools. The energy efficient 8 Star energy rating offers up to 70% lower energy use than a traditional fixed speed 1hp pump.  

This is the little brother to the NEW VSD400 – available NOW

Davey Swimming Pool Pump

Reduce Pool Costs

The purchase price of the pool pump will soon be surpassed by the running costs. An average fixed speed pump running 6 hours per day will cost close on $700 per year in electricity. A similar sized Eco pump running 10 hours per day will only use about $200 per year in electricity. (Based on running on a low setting)

Talk to us about saving money on pool running costs. We also have a large range of other Pumps, Chlorinators, Filters and Automatic Pool Cleaners available. And we Service and Repair Pool Equipment.

Call us on 07 3282 4599 or visit us now at Parrott St and Briggs Road Ipswich.

Fire season Coming

Fire Season is coming! You may have noticed that the authorities have been doing their winter burn off in the hills west of Brisbane.

How prepared are you for fire?

At DJ’s Electric Motor and Pump Centre we have a number of great deals on pumps. Davey and Bianco Pumpz have the best prices at the moment. They are available as Single Impeller Firefighter pumps or Twin Impeller if you need higher pressure. If you need volume and not pressure then 2″ or 3″ Gusher pumps are available.

Go to our website or click on the image below for more information.

Bianco Pumpz BIA HP15abs Firefighter Pump
Bianco Firefighter Pump with Briggs Motor

CALL NOW – 07 3282 4599 for more information and a great deal!

Save On Water Costs

Facts on Water Costs

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State bulk water charge + Water usage charge in Qld is $3.50 per 1000 Litres.

One tap using 10 litres/min would take 1.4 Hours to pump 1000 Litres.

Max charge for electricity is 25c/KW Hour. So to pump 1000L of water would cost Max of 35 cents. This is a saving of $3.15 per 1000 Litres used. Even less if you have SOLAR. Also fit an ECO PUMP & reduce power consumption even more.

Average home uses around 40,000 Litres per quarter. Most homes on tank & mains only have the tank connected to laundry, toilet & one outside tap which accounts for more than half of water used.

That is an average of $63 per Quarter saved. $250 per year.

Put the whole house on tank water & save more. Yes there is the ongoing   cost of filters & maintenance.

 Filters take the nasties out of the water, and for those against the extras the   water board puts into our water. There is none, if the proper filtration is fitted.

Remember, during the drought of a few years ago. The Government encouraged us all to put in water tanks & pumps to save a precious resource. Even made it compulsory to fit a tank to a new home. Once the drought was over the government changed its mind.

Could it have something to do with the $3.50 per kl we have to pay to the government. A great money earner for them. We like to think that we are saving a precious resource & we will be prepared the next time the dams run low in water. It’s only a question of when this will happen, not if.

Not sure about your Water?

Worried about the clarity and purity of your drinking water? Here’s the answer. Darryl is standing next to a Puretec Hybrid filter UV steriliser that is about to be installed in a house. It will provide pure clear water free of bugs and chemicals to every tap in the house.

puretechybrid

Designed for both mains and rainwater supply, this filter system is highly effective in eliminating 99.9% bacteria and parasites in your water.  Enjoy the peace of mind of safe, purified water at every outlet in the house. The Puretec Hybrid system is highly effective and efficient in reducing taste, odour, chemicals and sediment in your water, giving good general purpose filtration.

Puretec are the leading manufacturer of filtration equipment in Australia and DJ’s is delighted to be a platinum master dealer in the Ipswich area. We have a large stock of replacement cartridges to suit most filter housings.

For all your water filter questions call DJ’s Electric Motor and Pump Centre now on 07 3282 4599