So, the pump is shot. have to get a new one at a cost of $650


The rest of the system looks to be in good shape now – just need to sort that one solenoid (now I know how – just unscrew the center pin and it opens the valve up – job done.

Good news though, is by Tuesday, hopefully this will all be fixed so I can get on with the task of feeding and regrowing the grass 🙂


I give in, I’ve called an irrigation expert to come round this afternoon – the pump packed in today *sob*

Thats pretty much everything mechanical in the house thats been replaced or fixed so far!


Just put the spade through one of the reticulation pipes whilst trying to trace them across the garden so I can fix a few non-functioning sprinklers.

And gaffer tape didn’t fix it.