This householder is doing some renovations and asked us to extend their reticulation system. We have installed, repaired and serviced hundreds of reticulation systems across the Perth metropolitan area.
Our man Jack spent about half a day at this coastal suburb of a Trigg and extended the reticulation so the garden will be watered in the warm summer months.
Jack’s main challenge was turning the reticulation controller on and off leaning over the wet cement in the garage.
We are very happy to fit in with whatever is happening at your house.
We have done a lot of reticulation work in Perth’s coastal suburbs of Trigg, Scarborough or North Beach
If you would like your reticulation serviced, repaired or installed call us on 9246 0111.
Whether your retic timer is faulty or simply old and you are not able to program your required Perth watering days, we can help.
We replace reticulation timers in all Perth suburbs. We will fix your retic controller whether connected to mains water or a bore. If it is a plug-in style we send out our service man. If it needs hard-wiring to the mains power our electrician will attend.
Some retic controllers, like the Holman model pictured, look like they may be hard wired but this one actually had a plug pack transformer plugged into a power point in the roof.
We have compatible models to replace all brands of retic controllers including Holman, Rain Bird, Rainmaster, Hunter, Toro, Orbit, Richdel and Irritrol Rain Dial. We typically carry 6 and 9 station models in our mobile stock but we can get any size if required.
We had a call today from a customer in South Perth who reported her submersible bore was not working. She thought her Rain Master reticulation controller was OK because the screen still had a display.
We took out the 9 volt back up battery and the display disappeared. This simple home test showed there was either no mains power to the reticulation controller or its internal 24 volt transformer had failed. The reticulation controller needs a 24 volt output to switch the relay, that in turn starts the 240 volt single phase bore or 440 volt DOL starter in the case of a 3 phase pumps.
A bit of an investigation by our servicemen at the South Perth call out revealed that in this case the controller transformer HAD failed. We replaced the controller and there were smiles all round as the bore fired up and the sprinkler came on.
For any bore or reticulation repairs or maintenance in South Perth, Kensington, Como area and surrounds call us on 9246 0111 or book a retic service online HERE
We attended a service call to a new home in Piara Waters (a southern suburb of Perth in between Forrestfield, Harrisdale and Banjup near Jandakot Airport) to fix a reticulation problem. They called 9246 0111
They had a recently installed water bore. Unfortunately when the bore had been connected to the reticulation system it had been incorrectly balanced. The output from the submersible pump was over 90 litres per minute as the water table in Piara Waters is only about 2 metres down.
However the reticulation system was using about 20 litres per minute. We combined several stations to come on at once and now their reticulation system is using nearly 80 litres per minute. A far more comfortable flow for the submersible pump and now well within it’s designed operating range.
Fixing reticulation in Piara Waters
If you have a bore, pump or reticulation problem in Piara Waters or surrounds call our team on 92460111 or if you would like a reticulation service book online HERE
Total Eden had passed on a reticulation repair job for a customer in Carine, a suburb of Perth. Thanks to the Carine customer for the great review on the job we did for her.
The customer had a bore and their reticulation controller was faulty. One of our retic service team confirmed the reticulation controller needed to be replaced and we replaced the controller the next day. It was a standard outdoor model with built-in transformer.
Thanks to Total Eden for the referral and thanks to the Carine customer for the kind comments and feedback about the friendly & knowledgeable team.
We have fixed or replaced hundreds of faulty reticulation controllers. If you have a problem with your reticulation controller call us on 9246 0111 or book a reticulation service online HERE
With some warm weather our phones (246 0111) are getting busier.
We are still in Perth winter total sprinkler bans but from the first of September you will be able to water 2 days a week on mains scheme water and three days a week if you have a modern submersible water bore.
And remember to only run your sprinklers on your rostered watering day. From September 1 only turn your sprinklers on when needed. For more information here is a link to Water Corporation website
If your bore or reticulation needs repair in all Perth suburbs call us on 9246 011 or book a bore service on line HERE or book a retic service on line HERE
Our mobile service teams repair and service water bores, reticulation and irrigation systems in any Perth suburb.
This old well with a tin lid has been running without a retic controller. We are going to automate this old well in Morley.
We will fit an automatic reticulation controller and interface to the clients existing on/off switch. We then replace the manual bore valves (in the foreground of the picture) with automatic solenoid valves.
Hey presto, it will come on automatically and switch from front to rear lawns and it is fully programmable.
If we can help you with a similar issue or anything to do with your bore or reticulation contact one of our friendly team on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE
Whether your reticulation system draws water from a bore or from mains scheme water, if suddenly no water is coming out, the first thing to check is your reticulation controller.
Turn on the reticulation controller and set it to “run”, “manual” or whatever iniates a manual start of station one. Does the digital display look OK? In most types of reticulation/iirigation controllers used in Perth you would expect to see time left to run counting down in the display. Consult your user manual for details. Retic controller manuals are often available online and some are available by clicking here.
Make sure your controller is actually receiving 240 volts from mains power and not just running on the 9 volt back-up battery. 9 volts is not enough to open solenoid valves or start a 24 volt pump relay. Mains 240 V in controllers is stepped down to 24 V for operation of solenoid valves and relays. If it is a model that is plugged in to a power point you could try another appliance in that outlet.
If that all seems normal but there is no water try another station. Still no luck? If your system runs from mains scheme water then it may be that the “master” solenoid valve is not opening. If you can locate your master valve you should be able to manually open it. Some have an on/off lever or try rotating the coil about a quarter of a turn anti-clockwise. If you suddenly get water then congratulations you have found the problem! If your system runs from a bore then check that the 240v or (or 440v if three phase) pump isolation switch is turned on and that no circuit breakers are tripped. You should hear a pump start relay “click” or “clunk” somewhere when you start the system, indicating the retic controller is sending a signal as it should.
If none of the above has helped give us a call on 1300734 300 for further advice or to book one of our Perth mobile service men to fix the problem for you. Or visit our main website here for more info.
With the ending of Perth metro sprinkler bans for 2013 Perth bore owners are testing their water bores for the first time this season……and some aren’t working! We have had calls today all with similar stories. “I’m starting my bore and the circuit breaker is tripping ( or fuse is blowing), what do I do?”. First thing is we send a bore electrician ( one who is experienced in pumps and bores ) with special equipment to test the circuits and windings of the motor. With submersible motors this can be done without winching the pump up. Remember if it is a fused bore pump motor it may be covered under household insurance. Also if the fault can be traced back to one of winters electrical storms it may be related, even damage from lightning induction, and this too may be subject to an insurance claim. This is a very good reason to have the matter attended to first by specialist bore repairers who can correctly diagnose the fault and possible cause. 1300 734 300 will reach us 24/7
check the fuse or circuitbreaker that should be in your meter box and labelled “bore” or “pump”
if it is 3 phase reset the 415-440v D.O.L ( Direct Online Starter)
if it is single phase there is most likely a separate 240v start box with a reset/over-ride switch. You should check that
does the 240 V start box have a burnt smell?
if it is operated from a reticulation controller check that that has 240v power going to it. Just because the reticulation controller has a display does not mean it has 240v power. Remove the 9v back up battery and confirm there is still a display.
can you hear the 24 v relay clicking in or the contacter make a clunk sound when you start the retic contoller? Starting the reic controller sends a 24v signal to a relay or contactor which turns on the “mains” power to the bore pump.
if all the above seems OK and it is a submersible pump, perhaps the motor is starting and you can’t hear it but another related water delivery problem exists. Does your electricity meter speed up when you start the pump?
if it is a centrifugal pump in a well have you checked the isolation switch?
have you recently had electrical work done to any of the wiring on your house?
Call us on Perth 1300 734 300 if none of the above helped. We may be able to help further on the phone or we will send our mobile bore service teams to any Perth suburb. Further info is on our main website.
Our mobile service teams do prompt repairs to ALL TYPES of Water Bores & Reticulation Sprinkler Systems Perth metro-wide. Free phone advice. Our experience saves you time and money. Bore repair HOTLINE 1300 734 300 North of River: Troy 0408454130 South of River: Brett 0411511611