A common problem in garden reticulation systems is solenoids sticking open. Read on for some DIY tips.
A customer that rang yesterday has reticulation off the mains and one of his solenoid valves was sticking open. His sprinklers were stuck on continuously unless he turned his water meter off. We explained over the phone how to locate their isolation gate valve so he could turn off just his reticulation system until the problem was fixed.
HERE is a great “how to” find the solenoid valve guide with lots of facts and information of finding lost solenoids and what to do if they are sticking open. It also contains tips on where the main retic shut off valve or tap should be,
The customer sent us this picture once they had found the gate valve. This main shut off valve shows an unorthodox connection with typical red wheel handle missing from the gate valve.
The customer was grateful for the assistance we were able to give over the telephone “Found and isolated. Thanks to you and your excellent website. We only moved in last December and my wife wants to redo the gardens so expect a call soon(ish) to renovate the entire reticulation system”
Thanks very much we are happy to help!
Note that some isolating gate valves will have a red “wagon wheel” handle and when buried in moist sand these often become brittle and rusted over the years. Sometimes attempting to turn the valve breaks of the handle and a pair of multi-grips is called for to twist the shaft.
If you have lost your solenoid valve or it is broken call us on 9246 0111 and we will be happy to help you
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.
As well as servicing and repairing reticulation and water bores in the West Swan area. Virgin Bores install water bores and reticulation in the Swan Valley and surrounding suburbs including Viveash and Ellenbrook.
This reticulation installation job in West Swan was completed last week. This pretty bush garden is now reticulated and ready for summer. It took our guys David and Jack a few days to complete and everyone was pleased with the result.
A great sprinkler to use with a water bore to irrigate large areas of lawn is a gear drive sprinkler.
A gear drive sprinkler or rotors are economical, low maintenance and are quiet when in operation.
Shown here there are 6 gear-drive sprinklers coupled to a 1.5 KW submersible pump. When fed from a water bore these gear drives are ideal for large properties such as this 2.5 acre property in the Perth suburb of Two Rocks.
Not only do we service and repair bores and reticulation systems but we also install reticulation system. If you want help with service design or install of reticulation in any Perth suburbs or inquire on line HERE
Joe, our bore and reticulation man, has been busy. He is connecting a neighbour to an existing submersible water bore in the northern Perth suburb of Pearsall. If you are interested in sharing a water bore with your neighbour call us on 9246 0111
With a shared water bore each house can use its own reticulation controller to run the submersible pump on their own watering days.
Joe disconnected the reticulation system of the neighbour and this is generally done at the master solenoid valves. For further information on a shared water bore in Perth click HERE for more information.
Cut in for shared bore Perth
Connection for shared submersible water bore in Perth
If you and your neighbour are interested in a shared Water Bore call us on 9246 0111.
We also specialise in bore repair and would be happy to assist you with any issues you may be having with a broken bore. Call us and we can be in your driveway to sort out your bore repair or fix your reticulation.
We are going to be drilling at this property in Southern River. We have a lot of experience in the area and can be contacted on 9246 0111.
We have drilled a lot of water bores in the Southern River area and know the conditions well. The depth to water at this property in 4.3 metres and we would drill 18 to 20 metres into water. The ground conditions in Southern River can vary with interspersed layers of clay which can inhibit ground water. For this reason we often allow extra slotted casing, extra gravel packing and extra air developing to help compensate.
We would use a good quality Italian stainless steel pump, a 1.1 kw motor coupled to a 12 stage wet end.
We attend the property to talk to our client about their requirements and about where to drill their water bore. We aim to drill close to the metre box to minimise costs to the client. Pictured is where we are looking at drilling at this property.
We also service and repair water bores, bore pumps and reticulation systems in Southern River and surrounds including Piara Waters.
If you are in the Southern River or Piara Waters and would like to discuss a water bore for your home call David on 9246 0111 or look at our website HERE.
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.
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.
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
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