Brighton Reticulation

I am Getting a Fuse Message on my Irritirol Kwikdial Reticulation Controller

If I had a dollar for every time I hear this… And if you have spent time looking for the ‘fuse’ then you will be frustrated because there isn’t one.. And the battery symbol with the line thru it doesn’t mean that the battery is dead, because there isn’t a battery either… Ok – so whoever designed these wasn’t thinking ease of use! What does the fuse message mean? a) You have a solenoid coil that is faulty and causing the controller to fail. b) The controller has a problem and needs replacing. Usually I can tell by looking at […]

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My Controller Blows a Fuse

  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 control box. If your control box doesn’t have a fuse or isn’t able to show a ‘fuse message’ then it may actually damage the box and end up causing you more $$ for a new box. The fix for this is relatively simple – assuming […]

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What Causes Irrigation Controllers to Fail?

So you went to check out your control box and it has no digital display? That’s a fair sign its dead… or maybe you haven’t switched it on at the plug if its plugged in… Assuming its not a faulty RCD and that there is power to the controller, the most common reasons for failure are: Exposure to weather – sun and rain will weather the digital panel and void any warranties. The panels on most controllers are not UV stabilised so they will change colour if the door is left open and exposed to the elements. The one in […]

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Currambine Reticulation and Irrigation Repairs and Servicing

If you’re lucky enough to live in Currambine then you’d know how good life is in this northern part of the world. As a local business Currambine is one of the primary areas we seek to service. We can always be there promptly and often on the same day you call and get your reticulation sorted and running optimally. Or if your yard needs a complete makeover give us a call and we can arrange everything from bobcat to soil to retic and eventually new turf. Don’t spend your weekends doing something you don’t enjoy and don’t have time for when you can […]

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

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 problem and is sending a fault message back to the controller. ‘p’ = pump or master valve. We can locate and replace this – problem solved. The second possibility is that the box is faulty and needs replacing. You can determine which one it is by […]

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How Long Should My Sprinklers Be on For?

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 the Water Authority’s recommendations. I’m not surprised. She has Toro Precision nozzles which need to run for 30 minutes each time operate to apply 10mls. So here’s the deal… Sprinkler run times depend on the types of sprinklers used.   The goal is to get […]

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Old Controller?

Does your controller look like this one? Lost its display or just hard to read? Does it come on at odd times? 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!

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Reticulation Control Box Upgrade

Spring is the busiest time of year for the replacement of reticulation control boxes. At the end of winter we stroll out to switch the retic back on only to discover the box has died and needs replacing. We specialise in the supply and installation of top quality reticulation control boxes and generally prefer the Hunter X Core for its quality and features. If you are seeking a new box then check our other site www.reticcontrollerman.com for info on various brands and prices.    

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Spring!

Spring is almost upon us and its time to get your reticulation system back in order.   Don’t wait until the first hot day and then turn it back on only to discover its not up to the job. Call us and we will make sure everything from control box to nozzles are working perfectly!

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