Category Archives: wiring

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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My Reticulation Won’t Come on

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Sometimes your reticulation¬†isn’t working on one station because there is no power getting to the solenoid to open it. I was in Two Rocks today with this exact problem and it turned out a dog had chewed the wires and broken them. What to do in these situations?… Firstly – check that there is power […]

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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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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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Only One Station Comes on… What Have I Done?

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I went to a job today where the client told me that they were¬†on a shared bore and that only one of their stations would come on. The pump would come on when the rear lawn was running but not on the other 3 stations… strange… What was going on? When I got there I […]

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Orbit Controllers ‘Off Power’ symbol

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  I got a call to look at this retic system where the control box was displaying the ‘off power’ water droplet symbol. (see the left side of the display) I wasn’t sure what it meant or how it got there and the manual didn’t mention it. A brief google search suggested it may be […]

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Low Voltage Reticulation Wiring

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  Reticulation wiring that leaves the control box is not dangerous. As a general rule if you feel anything when you touch the wires it will be a light buzzing in your finger tips. That’s because its low voltage – around 24v and it isn’t enough to hurt you. The Control box has an inbuilt […]

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