Category Archives: What’s Going on There?

Shared Bores and Strange Problems in Yanchep

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This week I had an early morning phone call from a regular client who lives at the top of our street. ‘Andrew – my retic is on and it won’t go off. I’ve turned the controller off but it keeps running…’ If this were a system running off the mains then we would naturally presume […]

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My Retic Won’t Shut Off

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For people with Hunter X Core Controllers this is one of the most common issues and it arises because the controller is incorrectly programmed. What happens is the system comes on at 5.00am (or whenever you have set it for) runs thru the whole cycle and then does it again… and again… and again… The […]

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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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Rain Sensor Wet or Dry?…

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If you have a Holman 4/6/9 controller and the display looks ok, but it doesn’t seem to be working then the first thing to check out is whether the rain sensor display says ‘rain sensor wet’ or ‘rain sensor dry’. If it displays a ‘wet’ message then it means that there is no 24v power […]

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Only One Station Comes on?

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    This week I went to a property where there were 5 retic stations wired up, but only station 3 would come on. As with all these problems it is important to begin at the controller and follow wiring and piping from there. I put the controller on station 1 and tested for voltage. […]

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How Many Volts Does My Retic Need?

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I was working on a friend’s place recently with a strange fault that was proving difficult to track down. The solenoid would come on and off intermitently. It would work 10 times in a row and then fail. There was power (27V) coming from the control box but at the solenoid the power varied between […]

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My Retic Won’t Come On

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  This week I went back to a job I first looked at a couple of months back. I stopped in on my way home to see why this particular system wasn’t working. It was late in the afternoon and more than I had time for so I declined to take the job on right […]

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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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We’re Back!

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New year break. We were glad to be able to take the hottest week of the year off, but we’re back on deck now and taking bookings so give Andrew a call on 0400044236.  

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Fuse Messages on Irritrol Kiwdial Controllers

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  One of the most common service calls I do is to respond to the ‘fuse’ message on the Irritrol Kwikdial controllers. The fuse message can be a frustrating one because it isn’t always clear if its the solenoid coil that is giving the problem, or if its the controller itself. And the the error […]

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