Tag Archives: unusual problems

Add a Station Failing in Ocean Reef

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I’ve been using ‘Add a stations’ for a while now as they are great for turning one power wire into two and solving the problem of having to run a new cable. This week I arrived at a job in Ocean Reef where a 5 year old device appeared to have failed. One station would […]

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How Long Should My Sprinklers Be on For?

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This is not what you want your lawn to look like! Currently the Water Authority is advertising on TV that sprinklers should be on for 10 minutes per station, which is somewhat misleading. I had a client recently send me this photo of her new lawn saying she is struggling to keep it alive on […]

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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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Tapping Reticulation & Irrigation Repairs and Servicing

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We do a lot of work in the Tapping area and can attend to your service needs quickly. We can repair solenoids, replace control boxes and do simple sprinkler repairs. If you need some reticulation service work done and you live in Tapping then be sure to give us a call! Or if you want to replace a […]

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Now’s a Good Time For a New Lawn!

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We do lots of work in the Yanchep, Quinns Rocks, and Alkimos areas and autumn is a great time to lay a new lawn. If you have been waiting for the heat to break before installing a new lawn then we are pretty much there. We supply and lay all types of lawn and can give […]

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What Does ‘P err’ Mean on a Hunter X Core Controller?

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If you own a Hunter X Core Control box and see ‘P err’ on your controller then it means nothing will work (or it may come on for a few seconds and then fail) and there are two possible causes. The first and most common is that the master solenoid coil has developed an electrical […]

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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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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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Control Box Need An Upgrade?

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Does your controller look like this one? Chances are if it does then it might need replacing… Give me a call on 0400044236 for great prices on a new controller all set up and ready to go! This is the Brighton Reticulation Blog and our main site can be found here For service or advice […]

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