Category Archives: solenoid valve

Broken Reticulation Trigg

A resident of Trigg rang with a problem with their reticulation system. It was about 30 years old and was losing pressure to the front verge. The reticulation sprinklers were hardly popping up.

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After locating the front solenoid valves we found the 25 ml PVC pipe was disappearing into a mass of tree roots. It looked like the roots had crushed some of the reticulation pipes.

There was lots of hard yards digging and cutting roots to solve the problem.

Roots damage Trigg retic system
Root damage to PVC retic in Trigg

If the Virgin Bores team can help you with a reticulation problem in the northern suburbs call 92460111 or go to our website HERE

What is a solenoid valve?

We often get calls from customers who are having issues with their reticulation systems. One of the common problems is solenoid valve stuck open or faulty solenoid wiring.

This device is 24 volt and is normally underground. It’s purpose is help your reticulation system change from one station to another automatically.

In some cases customers are not aware of the location of their solenoid valves in their reticulation systems. We have reticulation repair specialists who use a cable locator to locate any missing solenoid valves or broken wires.

We are up for any retic challenge as illustrated here with this missing solenoid in Thornlie being found under this heavily rooted plant in the garden. We service Thornlie, Gosnells, Parkwood and nearby suburbs on a daily basis.

Call Troy on 9246 0111 for prompt service and repairs and keep your garden lush and beautiful over the summer months.

Our mobile retic service techs fix solenoid problems all over Perth. We have a lot more information on location and repair of faulty solenoid valves on our main website HERE

Solenoid Valve Troubleshooting Perth – not opening?

If a station or section of your reticulation is not opening then you most likely have a problem with your irrigation system solenoid valve. Hunter Industries of the USA produced this video relating to troubleshooting their solenoid valves. The principles also apply to other solenoid brands common in Perth. Of course if you would rather one of our reticulation technicians attends and fixes the problem for you – PERTH metro wide – we are only a phone call away on 1300 734 300 or visit our main website Our retic service men have solenoid valve locating equipment if you can’t find your valves.