Category Archives: solenoids

Reticulation Wiring Problem in Quinns Rocks

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In the last week I have had two identical problems, and what’s weird is I have never had this problem before. In both cases solenoids weren’t coming on. There was no power to them. So the assumption is that there is a broken wire somewhere. There was power at the controller but no power at […]

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One Irrigation Zone Stays on With All The Others

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A common problem is for one irrigation zone┬áto remain on while the system goes thru its cycle. Almost invariably this is due to the solenoid on that station being faulty and being stuck open. Depending on what type of solenoid you have it is most likely going to be a faulty diaphragm or a seized […]

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How to Add a Solenoid When Things are Tight

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Holidays started today and then I got a call… ‘Can you just come and wire up some solenoids for me? I haven’t a clue how these things work’. It was another landscaper but someone who wasn’t confident with retic. ‘Sure…’ I said. That’ll take 5 mins. And then I got there and discovered he was […]

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Reticulation Doesn’t Come on in Quinns Rocks

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When no sprinklers operate at all you have a few possible problems. Your controller may be faulty Your master valve may be faulty You may have a broken wire to the master valve This morning I was working on a job like this in Quinns Rocks. The controller looked fine, but when I checked the […]

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My Solenoid is Stuck on

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A common problem at this time of year is for one station to remain on while the system goes thru its cycle. Or you may have a constant weep around sprinklers Depending on what type of solenoid you have it is most likely going to be a faulty diaphragm. Usually it is best just to […]

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Solenoids are Directional

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So you have put a new solenoid on but it doesn’t seem to be sealing? Chances are you may have put it on back to front. Yes – solenoids are intended for water flow in one direction only. If you can’t seem to get the water to stop then check the base of the solenoid […]

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Flow Control Solenoid Valves

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So what’s the difference between an ordinary solenoid valve and one with flow control?       Basically its the large ‘dial’ in the middle that you can turn to adjust the rate at which water flows thru the valve. You may choose to use one of these if you have a small station and […]

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My Controller Looks Like Its Working But Nothing is Coming on

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So you set your controller running and everything looks right on the digital panel, but there is no water?… What’s going on?… Well if you are running your retic off the mains then its most likely that there is a problem with your master solenoid. If it isn’t working then you won’t get any water […]

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Why Are My Sprinklers Just Dribbling?

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I went to look at a job this week where the sprinklers were working, but barely so. Each station would dribble a small amount of water, but there was nowhere near enough to run the system. What was going on?… I guess the logical cause had to be the master solenoid being stuck and thereby […]

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Hunter Solenoid Valves

Personally I prefer to use the Richdel as they are more common around Perth and easily interchangeable, but in this clip Hunter show you the rigorous process their valves go thru before making it to you. Pretty impressive

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