Reticulation Repairs in The Vines
This week we had a busy day completing some reticulation repairs in The Vines for Geoff and Deb who were finding their system needed a complete overhaul due to water pressure problems and a faulty controller.
Before we could run the system, we had to install a new controller as the old one wouldn’t operate in either manual or on auto settings along with the display having a mind of its own.
As preferred Rainbird installers we suggested a Rainbird ESP – TM2 8 station controller. We don’t tend to install anything other than these controllers for many reasons, besides being second to none on the market for reticulation controllers, they are durable, easy to operate and set for the homeowner, reliable and come with a 3 year warranty.
Once the new irrigation controller was installed we tested the system to see what the problems with water pressure were. Stations 1 through to 5 were all operating as they should however 6 & 7 were barely popping up, signalling a leak or possible solenoid issue.
We knew where the valves were and quickly got into troubleshooting and testing – finding both the valves were faulty in the internal diaphragm along with a section of pipe that had a split in it.
Both solenoids were replaced with Irritrol 25mm BSP valves and were cut out and replaced a section of about 2.5m of 25mm PVC class 9 pipe.
A big job but it was worth it for the finished result and the clients were wrapped with the new system.
For reticulation repairs in The Vines and the northern suburbs of Perth, contact Ryan’s Reticulation today on 0438 975 819.
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