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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

Automation of Old Well

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

Automate old well
Automate old we

Retic Playing Up?

 Bore Retic controller
Rainmaster Retic Controller

Retic playing up?

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.

Hunter Retic controller for bore.
Hunter Retic Controller

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.

Rain Dial Retic Controller
Rain Dial Retic Controller

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.

Solenoid Valve Troubleshooting Perth – stuck open?

Sometimes we get calls from Perth bore owners thinking the pressure ( or more correctly flow ) is down a lot on their water bore. Often we find it is not a problem with their bore pressure or flow, but actually a problem with their irrigation or reticulation system. If a solenoid valve or valves have stuck open ( stuck on ) then more than one station or section of the sprinkler system will operate. Result…sprinklers don’t get enough water and perform miserably. This video produced by solenoid valve manufacturer Hunter of the USA has some very helpful tips. It equally applies to many other brands of solenoid valves installed in Perth.

Of course, if you would rather we send a reticulation serviceman to fix the stuck open solenoid valve for you, please call our PERTH SERVICE HOTLINE on 1300 734 300 or visit our main website.

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.