Category Archives: Repairs

Where to Buy Sprinklers in Perth?

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  If you are looking to do some DIY retic then its hard to go past Total Eden as the best supplier of reticulation parts in WA. I buy solely from them and appreciate both the excellent prices and service their staff give. They will also draw you a plan for your reticulation and talk […]

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How To Fix a Sprinkler

Firstly we need to determine what kind of sprinkler it is and what is actually broken – a standard pop-up, a gear drive or some other kind. Here’s a brief summary of the most common problems you can expect to encounter and their solution: a) It doesn’t spray – in this case the nozzle is […]

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How To Wire Two Solenoids Together

The first question is obviously why would you want to do this and it may be simply that you have sufficient water pressure to serve two zones at the same time, this reducing your overall watering time. Ok – so this is not complicated… Ready… Assuming you want to run station 1 and 2 together, […]

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How to Fix a Broken PVC Pipe

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Ok so you’ve stuck a spade through a PVC pipe or maybe just pierced it. How do you repair it without digging it all up so you have enough flex to insert a coupling? There are two options. The first is the best option for a significant break and that is to use a slipfix/ […]

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My Reticulation Doesn’t Come On At All

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Ok so nothing works? Here is a series of checks to eliminate the most obvious possibilities: 1. The first thing to check is whether the control box has power and is functioning. I know this sounds obvious, but firstly check for a display. if there is no digital display then the controller may be fried. […]

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When Sprinklers Just Don’t Work Any More

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I was at a job today where sprinklers that had once performed well were now not popping up at all and we were trying to determine why the water pressure had decreased so markedly. The water meter had been tested, so we were able to rule out that possibility immediately. The next most obvious fault […]

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My Controller Blows a Fuse

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  If your controller is showing a ‘fuse’ message or actually blowing a fuse then the most likely cause is the coil on the solenoid or some wires crossed somewhere in the system. The coil is the electrical component of the solenoid and when it malfunctions it causes the fuse to blow and protect the […]

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Broken Wires in Reticulation?

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Sometimes a solenoid isn’t working because there is no power getting to it. What to do?… Firstly – check that there is power ‘leaving the control box’. Put the multimeter probe on the station terminal and on the common and the reading should be 24V+. If not then the problem lies there. (This does happen) […]

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Why is my Reticulation Water Pressure So Lousy?

This morning I went to help someone discover why their water pressure had suddenly decreased on the front two stations. As you would expect I was looking for broken risers or water bubbling up and suggesting broken pipe under ground. After 10 minutes of running the system there was nothing to see. I checked the […]

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You Get What You Pay For in Sprinklers

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Its not particularly difficult to change a sprinkler, but what matters is getting the right sprinkler. If you buy a quality ‘brand-name’ ¬†product then there is no question it will last a lot longer than those purchased from a local hardware store. Its really a classic case of getting what you pay for. My sprinkler […]

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