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Replace Reticulation Controller Hillarys

 

Our service teams have fully stocked vans and are on the road ready to repair your modern submersible bore or reticulation systems in all Perth suburbs.

Our specialist service team was fully stocked for this job to replace an eight station controller in the beautiful Perth coastal suburb of Hillarys.

Replacing retic controller
Retic controller needs replacing

We replaced this 8 station controller for new and programmed the new controller for the client at 6am three days a week. The client has a water bore so is able to water their garden and lawn 3 days a week whereas householders on mains water can only water 2 days a week.

Irragation Australia

Replacing Hillary's retic controller
Hillary’s retic controller

If your reticulation controller needs replacing give us a call on 9246 0111 for prompt and economical service or we can call you

Service Solenoid Valves Perth

We sent our man Joe out today to do a reticulation service job in Wembley after the customer had rung us on 9246 0111.

The client wanted his solenoid valves “cleaned up and put together under one big box”

Joe had to chop out most of the original work as shown in the first photo and start again. He cut out all the old valves and put in the new valves and re-plumbed it back in.

solenoids need fixing
Original solenoids installed in a manner like this are not easy to manage
Solenoid valves cleaned up
Solenoid valves reorganised and serviced

Now anyone who works on the reticulation system in the future can find all the solenoids easily saving time and money for any future repairs. The wiring is still to be connected up and the client was happy .

For any of your reticulations needs in Wembley or any Perth suburb call us on 9246 0111 or book a reticulation service online 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

What is my reticulation controller battery for?

 

Why does it matter that my reticulation controller battery has gone flat? The answer is that it really matters if you have a water bore. Call us on 9246 0111.

Perth Reticulation controller
Pro 469 Reticulation controller

 

What does a retic timer need a battery for anyway? There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a retic controller’s 9 volt battery does. Retic controllers have batteries to preserve the memory of that has been programmed in the event of a mains power fail.

The battery is normally only 9 volts and does not have the power to operate solenoid valves or pump start relays. Solenoid valves and most other irrigation devices operate on 24 volts. Most retic controllers are 240 volt mains powered with a transformer that steps down to 24 volt to operate the individual irrigation devices. It may seem like a minor inconvenience if you have a flat 9 volt battery in your controller as at first glance one would think it is not a big issue if you lose mains power and the controller has to be reprogrammed.

9 volt battery

BUT it can have nasty consequences if the controller operates a bore.

If mains power is lost to quite a few brands of reticulation controllers and there is no back up battery then when mains power is restored the controller resets all programming to factory default which is often 10 minutes per station per day. This may then turn the bore on to stations that don’t exist and the pump runs with nowhere for the water to go. This can damage the pump or pipe work of the bore.

This season we attended 3 bores that had been affected like this from Ocean Reef alone. All after a power fail. These bores, incidentally should have had the unused stations ‘looped out’ to safeguard against this. Remember it is wise to change your disposable 9 volt battery at least once a year. Some newer model controllers have rechargeable batteries. You can test both types by simply turning mains power off and checking whether the display to the retic controller is still working and whether customer program’s have been retained when mains power is turned back on.

Please call us for any help on  9246 0111 or go to  our website.

Reticulation for a new home

New house needs irrigation
New house needs irrigation

If you are building a new home try and think ahead like this Perth customer did.

The lady cleverly had a 90mm “PVC sleeve” put under the driveway before the paving was laid. Through the sleeve we can run our 25 mm reticulation pipes and solenoid cables. It is wise to put a 90mm sleeve or prelay pipes and cables to anywhere that may require access for future irrigation.

This includes not only under the driveway and pathways but also anywhere an “island ” garden may be created by paths or liquid limestone. Remember it saves trouble if pipes are also put under retaining walls. If you forget it is not the end of the world as we can nearly always tunnel under but it does save time and money.

If there is anything we can help you with call us on 9246 0111.