Feb 162011
 

Tools are fascinating things and have always been invented to make life easier. Many tools from years gone by have a wonderful aesthetic in their design as well as being practical and functional.

Anton Lucic, a regular BAAG customer, is a bricklayer and landscape gardener has been collecting old things for years. His love for old tools started when he was eighteen and over the years has collected a vast array of tools from axes, anvils and farm ploughs to a wide range of gardening tools. Some of his tools are over 150 years old and are extemely rare.

Bulleen Art & Garden has put together an exhibition of some of Anton’s wonderful old gardening tools. Some pieces are quite rare and were made in England, USA, Germany and Australia. All of the tools in this exhibition are for sale. Unlike some of the rubbish produced these days, these tools were made to last. They can be used in your garden right now, and can be kept in great shape with regular care and cleaning. The exhibition is located next to our bookshop, have a look next time you come in.

Jan 302011
 

Tankmasta

Australian owned and manufactured. Offer a 7 year warranty on underground tanks. Tankmasta Donut & Bagel Underground tanks won the ARMA Technical Product of the Year 2006, the Endevour Innovative Australian Product of the Year 2006 (Consumer) and
the Green Plumbers® Product of the Year award 2005.

Tankmasta Donut 3000 litre

Diameter: 2440mm

Height: 1270mm

Tankmasta Bagel 5000 litre

Width: 2440mm

Height: 1270mm

Length: 3780mm

Nylex

A trusted, quality Australian brand that offer a 10 year warranty on all underground tanks if installed to manufacturer’s instructions.

Nylex Underground 5000 litre

Width: 3500mm

Height: 800mm (body) 900-1200mm (riser)

Length: 2800mm

Eco Sac Bladder

A high quality bladder that is hidden away out of sight under the house or decking. 10 Year warranty, galvanised steel frame. Easier to utilise all downpipes on all sides of house because of the central location. 54 different styles available.

Length: 4000mm to 8000mm

Width: 1100mm to 2100mm

Capacities: 2200 litres to 8600 litres

Poly Water Tanks

Poly Water Tanks Rectangle Tanks are designed to fit under decks and between piers with their unique low profile. They feature an extra heavy duty, thick design to reinforce long flat walls & defend against rodent damage in underfloor areas. Built to cure properly, no ‘rush job’ production for a premium grade finish. Made from the best materials, UV stabilised virgin food grade polyethyelene with no taste or smell – drink water compatible. Certified to Australian Standards (AS2070). Full brass outlets & fittings, no plastic means a solid state connection. Stainless steel screws and strainer mesh.

Underdeck 1800 litre
1200mm W x 700mm H x 2400mm L

Underdeck 2000 litre
1200mm W x 825mm H x 2400mm L


Expert Advice, Factory Prices, Discount Vouchers, Installation
Come in to BAAG for expert advice on rainwater tanks. BAAG can organise reliable tradespeople for all your tank installation requirements. Buy from us at factory direct prices, you’ll not only get the best advice in town, but you will receive 10% off most other BAAG products for 1 month. (Excludes tanks, pumps, paving, turf, retaining walls and cement & other items already on sale)

Water Saver Rebates
We have a massive range of Rainwater Tanks and Fitted Wheelie Bins (for rain or grey water systems) in stock at BAAG and ready for you to take home today. Tank prices start at just $750, and don’t forget you will receive a minimum $150 government rebate (up to $1000… for more information on rebates go to www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/ourwater/water_smart_rebates.

Jan 302011
 

Melro

Made in Melbourne. Offer a 10 year warranty on all tanks. For more info on Melro tanks, click here. Please note that the picture here is of a Melro Slimline tank, however not all Melro tanks feature the same design. To see what the actual tanks look like, please come in to BAAG to view the entire range.

Make a statement with a brightly coloured Melro tank!

Melro tanks offer a bunch of non-standard colours on their entire range of tanks. Everything from Lime Green to Hot Pink. Perfect for those that want something a little bit out of the ordinary. We think they look fantastic! The photos here are tanks on display at BAAG, so if you want an up-close look, drop in and ask us about them. There is a slightly longer wait on these tanks as they are custom made for you personally.


Nylex

A trusted, quality Australian brand that offer a 15 year warranty on all above-ground tanks. Please note that the picture here is of a Nylex Slimline tank, however not all Nylex tanks feature the same design. To see what the actual tanks look like, please come in to BAAG to view the entire range.

Optional built-in Rainbank Pump

* Please note that the Nylex 2000 litre tank is also available with an optional built in Rainbank pump which can be used for your toilet / washing machine. These pumps automatically switch over to mains water if your tank runs dry.

Poly Water Tanks

Slimline Tank Features – Our slimline tanks have never bulged or split! Stainless steel screws and strainer mesh. Dome tops with a clean & stylish aesthetic and self supporting structure, no poles needed inside our tanks. Manufactured with graduated thickness in the walls, utilising hoop strength for evenly distributed pressure top to bottom. Unique ‘Smooth Wall’ design with no vertical parting lines – No weak wall pressure points. Unique Modular system with our exclusive connection process, Allows for our hoop strength standard. Built to cure properly, no ‘rush job’ production for a premium grade finish. Made from the best materials, UV stabilised virgin food grade polyethyelene with no taste or smell – drink water compatible. Certified to Australian Standards (AS2070). Small footprint design with ‘no waste’ makeup giving the biggest storage capacity for it’s real estate. Full brass outlets & fittings, no plastic means a solid state connection.

Please note that the picture here is of a Poly Water Tanks Slimline tank, however not all Poly Water Tanks feature the same design. To see what the actual tanks look like, please come in to BAAG to view the entire range.

Flexdrive

A trusted Australian owned and made brand that offer a 15 year warranty on tanks. Please note that the picture here is of a Flexdrive tank, however not all Flexdrive tanks feature the same design. To see what the actual tanks look like, please come in to BAAG to view the entire range.


Expert Advice, Factory Prices, Discount Vouchers, Installation
Come in to BAAG for expert advice on rainwater tanks. BAAG can organise reliable tradespeople for all your tank installation requirements. Buy from us at factory direct prices, you’ll not only get the best advice in town, but you will receive 10% off most other BAAG products for 1 month. (Excludes tanks, pumps, paving, turf, retaining walls and cement & other items already on sale)

Water Saver Rebates
We have a massive range of Rainwater Tanks and Fitted Wheelie Bins (for rain or grey water systems) in stock at BAAG and ready for you to take home today. Tank prices start at just $750, and don’t forget you will receive a minimum $150 government rebate (up to $1000… for more information on rebates go to www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/ourwater/water_smart_rebates.

Jan 302011
 

Melro

Made in Melbourne. Offer a 10 year warranty on all tanks. For more info on Melro tanks, click here. Please note that the picture here is of a Melro Round tank, however not all Melro tanks feature the same design. To see what the actual tanks look like, please come in to BAAG to view the entire range.

Make a statement with a brightly coloured Melro tank!

Melro tanks offer a bunch of non-standard colours on their entire range of tanks. Everything from Lime Green to Hot Pink. Perfect for those that want something a little bit out of the ordinary. We think they look fantastic! The photos here are tanks on display at BAAG, so if you want an up-close look, drop in and ask us about them. There is a slightly longer wait on these tanks as they are custom made for you personally.



Nylex

A trusted, quality Australian brand that offer a 15 year warranty on all above-ground tanks. Please note that the picture here is of a Nylex Round tank, however not all Nylex tanks feature the same design. To see what the actual tanks look like, please come in to BAAG to view the entire range.

Poly Water Tanks

Poly Water Tanks Round Tanks feature dome tops with a clean & stylish aesthetic and self supporting structure, no poles needed inside our tanks. Manufactured with graduated thickness in the walls, utilising hoop strength for evenly distributed pressure top to bottom. Stainless steel screws and strainer mesh. Full brass outlets & fittings, no plastic means a solid state connection. Unique ‘Smooth Wall’ design with no vertical parting lines – No weak wall pressure points. Built to cure properly, no ‘rush job’ production for a premium grade finish. Made from the best materials, UV stabilised virgin food grade polyethyelene with no taste or smell – drink water compatible. Certified to Australian Standards (AS2070). Small footprint design with ‘no waste’ makeup giving the biggest storage capacity for it’s real estate.


Expert Advice, Factory Prices, Discount Vouchers, Installation
Come in to BAAG for expert advice on rainwater tanks. BAAG can organise reliable tradespeople for all your tank installation requirements. Buy from us at factory direct prices, you’ll not only get the best advice in town, but you will receive 10% off most other BAAG products for 1 month. (Excludes tanks, pumps, paving, turf, retaining walls and cement & other items already on sale)

Water Saver Rebates
We have a massive range of Rainwater Tanks and Fitted Wheelie Bins (for rain or grey water systems) in stock at BAAG and ready for you to take home today. Tank prices start at just $750, and don’t forget you will receive a minimum $150 government rebate (up to $1000… for more information on rebates go to www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/ourwater/water_smart_rebates.

Jan 302011
 

For many people, the technicalities associated with pumps can be confusing and a little daunting to start with. So we hope that some of the following information will help to de-mystify pumps.

The first step in trying to get your head around these pumps is to try and understand some of the lingo. It’s important to know a bit about the following terms when selecting a pump.

External Pressure Pump – A pump that sits externally from the water tank

Submersible Pressure Pump / Sump Pump – Pump is mounted inside the tank below the water line.

Inlet – Entry point of water into the pump

Outlet – Exit point of water from the pump

Power – The pumps required electrical power to operate in Watts (w). Lower Watts equals lower power consumption and lower power costs.

Float Switch – Used mainly on submersible pumps to prevent damage from running dry. A small float used to turn off pump when water level reaches minimum. Also turns on pump when water level is high enough to safely operate the pump.
Pump Controller – Used mainly on external pumps to automate the pumps operation and protect from running dry. Pump will turn on when you open a tap and off when you close a tap. Also turns pump off when your tank is empty to prevent damage. Some controllers also vary the pumps power depending on the water supply requirements to improve the pumps efficiency. Some controllers can also switch between tank and mains water supply which is important when tank water is used to flush toilets or fill washing machines.

Hydraulic Head Height – The measurement of water pressure expressed as a Height above the pump outlet in meters (m)

Max Hydraulic Head Height – The maximum height a pump can hold water above the pump outlet with zero flow in meters (m)

Useable Hydraulic Head Height – The height at which a pump can supply a useful flow rate of water above its outlet in metres (m). 15LPM is a standard garden tap.

Maximum Flow Rate – The amount of water the pump can supply in a given time in Litres per minute (lpm).

Suction Head – The maximum Height in metres a pump can lift water into its inlet in meters (m).

Friction Loss – Available head is affected by friction loss in pipes after the pumps outlet. Long pipe run lengths, small diameter pipes and tight turns reduce head heights and flow rates of water from your pump. Use pipe diameters equal to pump outlets or larger for best results.

BAAG’s Range of Pumps

Davey XP350T – (External Pump)

-600 Watts
-Max Head 33m
-Australian owned
-Max Flow 35LPM
-Torrium Pump Controller
-2 year Warranty

Torrium Pump Controller features:
Internal pressure switch – Automatically switches on & off when water demand is detected.
Loss of prime / Run dry protection – turns off when tank is empty.
Temperature protection cut off – turns off over 70 deg C.
Short run protection – adjusts pump cut in pressure and run time if pump is continually on short cycles e.g. dripline/leaking pipe.

The Davey XP350T is ideal for multiple taps or dripline.

Davey XP45-05 With Rainbank – (External Pump)

- 770 Watts
- Max Head 34m
- Australian owned
- Max Flow 80LPM
- 2 year Warranty
- Inlet 1 1/4″
- Outlet 3/4″
- Rainbank Tank
- Mains Controller

Rainbank Tank – Mains Controller features:
RainBank is an automatic controller for rainwater harvesting.
Saves up to 40% on household drinkable water consumption by using tank water when available.
Automatically switches between Tank water and Mains water when tank is empty.
Built-in backflow protection valve stops tank water entering mains water line.

This pump is ideal for single story homes to flush toilets, fill washing machines and multiple taps.

AL-KO Jet 601 – (External Pump)

- 600 Watts
- German engineered
- Max Head 35m
- Max Flow 52LPM
- Inlet and Outlet 1″
- 2 year warranty
- AL-KO Pump Controller

The Jet 601 has an integrated thermal overload cut-out, powerful suction and corrosion resistant casings. The AL-KO pump controller features an in-built pressure gauge, dry-run protection and return flow inhibitor.

Ideal for multiple taps or garden hose.

Submersible Pumps

AL-KO DRAIN 6001

(Dirty water submersible pump)

- 450 Watts
- Max Flow 125 LPM
- 2 year Warranty
- Max Head 5m
- 1¼” outlet size
- Max particle size 30mm
- Max submersible depth 5m

This pump is able to drain dirty water at large flow rates. The DRAIN 6001 can pump dirty water and particles up to 30mm thanks to the Vortex impeller design. It also comes with a thermal overload switch, which automatically turns off the pump if it starts to overheat.

Ideal for draining pits and ponds or for transferring grey water.

AL-KO SUB 8001

(Clean water submersible pump)

-350 Watts
-Max Flow 133 LPM
-2 year Warranty
-Max Head 7m
-1¼” outlet size
-Max particle size 2-3mm
-Max submersible depth 5m

The SUB 8001 is a robust submersible pump with a strong motor, providing more head and flow than the DRAIN 6001. It has a thermal overload switch, corrosion resistant casings and also comes with a 2 year warranty.

Suitable for pumping clean water only, no particles larger than 3mm.

Jan 252011
 

The video below is from the Channel 31 show ‘Great Stories’. It was shot at MIFGS and features two of BAAG’s Limestone Sculpture instructors. Kevin Free was our first instructor when we began running the classes and Jenny Whiteside has since taken over the role.

The video gives you a really great insight into what you can expect to achieve in one of BAAG’s Limestone Sculpture workshops.

Jan 192011
 

BAAG’s own Maria Ciavarella recently appeared on the Radio National show ‘Bush Telegraph’ to talk about keeping chooks in your backyard. If you would like to download a copy of the podcast in mp3 format, click here.

Dec 152010
 


When constructing a vegie bed it’s important to think about whether the material you are using is safe. Anything in your soil will more than likely end up in your plants… and with vegie gardens that means in your stomach! You need to keep this in mind, as well as the wider environmental impact of each product. Read on for some more detailed information on the most commonly used products.
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Dec 032010
 

No matter what your budget or taste there is something for you in our giftshop and gallery. All artwork in our Bolin Bolin Gallery is locally made. Get a gift with a difference this year at BAAG. Watch the video for a sample of what we have in stock right now.

Dec 032010
 

Our plant nursery is bursting at the moment with thousands of great Living Gift ideas for Christmas. Indoors, outdoors, fragrant, native, edible or ornamental… we’ve got something for everyone’s taste. Watch our video below for a sample of what’s available this Christmas at BAAG.

Dec 012010
 

Avoid polite smiles and mumbled thankyous this Christmas, grab your friends and family Bulleen Art & Garden Gift Vouchers and let them choose their own gift. You can buy Gift Vouchers either at BAAG or in our secure online shop.

Instore vouchers can be purchased for any amount you like. Vouchers purchased online are available in $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $75, $100 and $200 denominations. Online vouchers also include free postage to anywhere in Australia. Click here to buy a voucher or two today!

Nov 282010
 

We have a great range of live Christmas Trees in stock right now. Stop the vicious killing of defenceless pine trees… fairies die whenever one is cut down. Grab a beautiful tree that will last you for many Christmasesssss to come. While you’re here, check out our YouTube clip so you can see what they look like for yourself.

Aug 162010
 

Worms are fabulous little creatures. By eating their way through refuse and detritus, they manage to make the most nutritious and enriching fertiliser suitable for all your garden and potted plants, which won’t harm your plants because it is so gentle and natural. Worms can eat up to their weight each day in organic waste scraps, which can add up to a bit if you have the right conditions. Even better than finished compost, the worm ‘poo’, known as vermicast, is safe to use on all plants. Keeping a worm farm is ideal for householders who do not have the space outside for a traditional compost bin, yet still want to get rid of household scraps and peelings organically. Worm farms can even be kept inside! Read on for more great worm tips.

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Aug 162010
 

Zeolite

There are a whole bunch of really smart people out there doing amazing research and product development to help improve soils. There are websites, soil clubs and blogs devoted to soils. My 18yo son thinks this is truly pitiful and these people should get out more – while I think this is incredibly useful and what would an 18yo know anyway?

Two products are standouts, both have been around for a while, but are a bit of a sleeper – well known and used in the high end turf industry, bulk potting mix and in the plant production industry, they have yet to be promoted to the backyard gardener.

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