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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.

Retic won’t turn off?

Today our service hotline received an urgent Saturday afternoon call from a lady in South Perth. “My sprinklers won’t turn off”.

We asked a few questions and although her reticulation system wasn’t fed from a bore we sent a serviceman anyway to help her out. There was only one station on her retic system connected directly to mains water and that solenoid valve had failed. The only way she could stop the water was turn the entire supply off at the water meter. We replaced the faulty solenoid valve and whilst we were there installed a manual gate valve so she could easily isolate the sprinkler system if ever the problem happened again. Another happy customer.