Holidays started today and then I got a call… ‘Can you just come and wire up some solenoids for me? I haven’t a clue how these things work’. It was another landscaper but someone who wasn’t confident with retic. ‘Sure…’
A common problem is for one irrigation zone to 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
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
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
So you have put a new solenoid on but it doesn’t seem to be sealing? Chances are you may have put it on back to front. Yes – solenoids are intended for water flow in one direction only. If you
There can be a few causes of this, but its rare that it happens. Typically when a system doesn’t have a master valve any time a solenoid fails the retic will leak, but its very unusual when there is a
So what’s the difference between an ordinary solenoid valve and one with flow control? Basically its the large ‘dial’ in the middle that you can turn to adjust the rate at which water flows thru the valve.
Personally I prefer to use the Richdel as they are more common around Perth and easily interchangeable, but in this clip Hunter show you the rigorous process their valves go thru before making it to you. Pretty impressive
I have a friend who lives in Quinns Rocks and is on a shared bore. In the last year we have replaced 3 solenoid coils on the same valve because they have corroded and become stuck open. I haven’t seen
I went to a house today with this problem. Fortunately they were able to locate the ball valve to isolate the retic and didn’t have to keep turning their water meter on and off as some people have had to.