Have you lost the display on your control box? Have your sprinklers stopped coming on? Or is your controller just old and difficult to operate?
We can help you. New controllers start at $375.00 inc GST fully installed by a licensed electrician
Call 0400044236 or email here to make an appointment for Andrew to come and replace your old controller with one that works well. Or you can search through the archives of information on this site to try and find a solution for yourself.
The ESP-RZX Controller provides zone based set up that is easier to understand by untrained users. We supply and fi, 6 and 8 zone models at $385.00 inc GST and $415.00 inc GST respectively.
These controllers are easy to use, have a 3 year warranty and no dials to get sticky or break off. The large LCD display shows all of the programming for each zone at the same time. Simple graphic based user interface is easy to explain and presents every controller feature at your fingertips.
If you are seeking a simple to use and top quality controller then I can recommend this one to you. More info from Rainbird is here.
Its that time of year when you check your irrigation system only to discover all is not well. We can fix anything that is broken so give us a call and we will be there promptly. We offer excellent service, competitive prices and genuine warranties on all our work. If you would like to see our 5 star client satisfaction ratings then you can check out google reviews here.
Look forward to hearing from you this spring!
And that means that your reticulation can be switched back on. We have had a few warmer days lately and there are plenty more to come.
While you don’t need to turn your retic on right away, be sure to check your retic controller now so that its good to go when the hot weather arrives.
And if you have a problem then call me and I will get there to help you out
Here’s a job I did this week. For some reason Youtube wouldn’t load the music with the video so its a silent movie 🙂
It was small front yard of retic and turf along with some soils supplied and spread. The pics are from a Phantom 3 Standard.
If you’ve got one of these then you’d probably know that when the power goes off it resets to start at 5.00am every day of the week for 10 mins/station.
Not very helpful at all…
So if you’re taking off on extended holidays and want to be wise with water then this may not be the controller you choose. A controller with a battery back up that only retains the times set is what you are really after.
We recommend the Hunter X Core as the best value and quality
Its still winter, but very soon we will be able to switch the retic back on and chances are you may discover that your controller has died over the break.
Spring is the time the rush begins so why not check your controller’s status now and call us to replace the old one before the warm weather begins.
We supply and install top quality controllers at excellent prices all over the metro area.
If you need a new reticulation controller then be sure to call me and beat the rush that always happens over spring!
We recommend the Hunter X Core as the best value for reliability and price. At this stage prices are the same as last year:
4 Station $375.00 inc GST
6 Station $385.00 inc GST
8 Station $415.00 inc GST
Call me on 0400044236 to make a booking. We are fully licensed and insured so all work will be done to the highest standard and with a full warranty.
Its very common over winter for control boxes to die, either because the door has been left open and rain has affected the circuitry or because of power spikes.
So come Spring when its time to turn the retic back on you find yourself with a dead box.
Unfortunately nothing can be done for boxes affected by a power spike, but the other situation of weather damage is completely avoidable. Always keep the door on your controller closed and you shouldn’t have any problems.
We can always check for the tell tale burn signs of a power spike by removing the circuit board. Below are two boards side by side – one brand new and one damaged by a power spike – you can see the brown stain where the capacitor exploded.
If you happen to check your controller and discover it is doing weird things or just not doing anything then give me a call. I can usually diagnose and quote over the phone and get there fast to replace it for you.
People often ask me if they can have a controller repaired and almost without exception the answer is no – if they are faulty then they are a throwaway.
Its not that its impossible, but once you have paid for a call out to remove the controller ($75+ GST) and paid a technician to fault find (around $150) and then paid for it to be reinstalled ($75+GST) you’re up to $300.00 and there is no warranty. With a new controller around $385 it just doesn’t make sense. (Sadly because I’d rather recycle than create more junk.)
Recently someone asked about repairs to a Hunter X Core and then did their own tear down to see if they could solve the ‘sticky switch’ problem.
This is the Youtube video they made of their experience. It shows that if you can buy a switch from Hunter then the process is possible, but having disassembled a box myself previously out of curiosity I can tell you it is fiddly and easy to damage stuff.
If your retic controller is dead, giving you trouble or just difficult to operate then give me a call!
I am based in Yanchep but service the northern suburbs. I carry a range of boxes onboard at all times but generally recommend the Hunter X Core for reliability, ease of use and value for money.
The Hunter has a two year warranty, a back up battery that will last 5-7 years and is remote control enabled (purchased separately).
It is also easy to use and comes with a lockable casing.
Prices as at March 2017 are $375 for a 4 station controller, $385.00 for a 6 station and $415 for an 8 station. These prices include GST and I am a licensed electrician so you can rest assured the job will be done safely and competently.