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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

Find my solenoid valve Perth

“Help, I can’t find my solenoid valves!”

Solenoid valve Perth

As Perth people are beginning to turn on their reticulation sprinkler systems for the first time this season we are getting a lot of calls to our Perth Bore and Retic SERVICE HOTLINE ( 1300 734 300 ) reporting faults. A very common fault is to do with malfunctioning solenoid valves. Solenoid valves are the devices, normally hidden underground, that allow the reticulation system to change from one station (group of sprinklers to another).

If a solenoid valve fails open then that station will be allowing water out each and every time any station is turned on. If the sprinkler system is fed from mains water and a master solenoid valve fails open, in conjunction with a station solenoid valve sticking open, then that group of sprinklers will stay on all the time regardless of whether the retic is turned on or off!

If a solenoid valve fails to open then that station or group of sprinklers will not work under any circumstances. This may happen if the solenoid valve is broken or if the field wires (cables) to the solenoid valve are cut.

Solenoid valve locator Perth

Solenoid valve problems are relatively easy to fix as long as you know where the valves are located. If not we then we get the call ” Help I can’t find my solenoid valves” or “how do I find solenoid valves?”.

We can give you some free tips that may help you locate your own solenoid valves  so please give us a call on Perth 1300 734 300 ( South of River, Brett : 0411 511611 or North of River, Troy 0408 454130).

If you need more help we can book a service technician to attend with a special cable tracing wand to locate the solenoid valves or trace cable that may be broken. Or visit our main website for more retic help here

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