Tag Archives: common problems

Two Rocks Reticulation and Irrigation Servicing

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We’ve been living in Yanchep for nearly 5 years now and as a result do a lot of work in Two Rocks. We know it can be hard to find a tradie willing to drive the extra distance to Two Rocks and that getting someone to Seatrees or Breakwater is even harder. We service Two […]

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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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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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Warranties on Control Boxes

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So your control box has stopped working? Chances are it will be covered by warranty as most have two years of factory warranty and if a product simply fails we will replace it at no cost to you. However sometimes boxes fail as a result of user error. The box in the image is just […]

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How Can I Improve my Irrigation System

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All of us are aware of the need to have an effective and waterwise reticulation system. But that doesn’t just happen. It requires planning and sometimes modifications to your irrigation set up. It may also be that your irrigation controller needs reprogramming for optimal watering efficiency. Some common problems that you may experience include: Water […]

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The World’s Worst Irrigation Controller

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What can I say?… If you have one of these then you know what I’m talking about. They are one of the most difficult and least intuitive to program. We can fit a better one for you! This is the Brighton Reticulation Blog and our main site can be found here For service or advice […]

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How to Fix a Broken Irrigation 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 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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Here’s an Idea

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Remember those old holiday shacks with grass driveways that always showed the furrows where the car had been driven into the asbestos shed at the back of the property? Well maybe grass driveways are on the return. This story in the news today is about a local Perth bloke who installed a special grass driveway […]

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Fixing Reticulation with Duct Tape in Butler

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So let me tell you now – it aint gonna work! Duct tape is a saviour for many DIY projects, but it isn’t a good fix for retic. No matter how many times you wrap that tape around the pipe the water will leak out. There is too much pressure for the tape to hold […]

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