Today we are visiting a client in Bull Creek about automating his old well.
At the moment he turns on the old well manually from the DOL starter near the metre box. He then turns on two manual gate valves near the old well to send water to the front and back of his Bull Creek home.
We will send our specialist bore election to fully automate the system. He will install a new reticulation controller to interface with the bore. He will also run cables to the gate valves and we will replace with automatic 24 volt solenoid valves turned on and off by the reticulation controller.
We are expert at the automation of water bores. For more information check out our website HERE or call Troy on 9246 011
Our reticulation mobile service teams cover the Perth metropolitan area so if you need a new reticulation controller we can help you promptly, simply call 9246 0111.
We carry parts and can replace your reticulation controller whether it is hard wired or it is a plug pack model that is plugged into a power point. We can replace reticulation controllers that run mains water or water from a submersible water bore. Pictured are a coupe of types of retic controllers but there are many available we can talk you through.
If your Perth reticulation controller needs replacing call us on 9246 0111 with details of your controller and we can give you an idea of a fully installed replacement.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re having a problem with your reticulation controller it’s worth trying a factory reset or we will talk you through it on 9246 0111.
This drops all programming and brings the retic controller back to factory default. Different brands and even individual models of the same brand controllers have ways of resetting. Your irrigation / reticulation controller manual should list how to reset the controller.
Once you have done the factory reboot don’t forget to reprogram all your settings for your allocated watering days.
This info from Hunter relates to their most common models.
Our mobile service teams cover all Perth suburbs and are stocked with reticulation controllers, so if you need yours replaced we can do it quickly.
We can replace you reticulation controller whether it is hard wired into mains power or it is a plug-pack model plugged in to a power point. We replace reticulation controllers that are running irrigation systems from mains water or operating water bores.
There is also a retic controller you can operate from your iphone from anywhere in the world?
Call us with a brief description of your controller and we will quote you a price for a fully installed replacement. Call us on 9246 0111. More info is available on our main website here
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