Our service teams have fully stocked vans and are on the road ready to repair your modern submersible bore or reticulation systems in all Perth suburbs.
Our specialist service team was fully stocked for this job to replace an eight station controller in the beautiful Perth coastal suburb of Hillarys.
We replaced this 8 station controller for new and programmed the new controller for the client at 6am three days a week. The client has a water bore so is able to water their garden and lawn 3 days a week whereas householders on mains water can only water 2 days a week.
If your reticulation controller needs replacing give us a call on 9246 0111 for prompt and economical service or we can call you
Mel asked us to look at the modern submersible water bore at his son’s house south of the river in Leeming.
We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to do a range of tests to work out the problem. He tested the single phase two wire submersible motor and found it was fused. The motor start winding is damaged by rupture of internal capacitor.
In some cases a fused motor can be claimed on the householders insurance.
Our service teams will return to replace the motor so the householders bore and reticulation will be up and running.
Mark from Tapping phoned us on 9246 0111 to say his bore was not working.
We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to test the single phase two wire motor which tested OK. Good news!
He found the 24 volt relay was faulty and replaced it for new. All is working again on 3 stations with all readings OK.
If you live in the Tapping area or the surrounding suburbs of Wanneroo, Banksia Grove or Joondallup and your modern submersible water bore or old well is not working and needs repair call us on 9246 0111
FYI (source Wikipedia)
Tapping is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. It came into being in the early 1990s as a subdivision of Wanneroo, originally as part of the Carramar estate. Tapping was chosen as the suburb name in honour of an early settler family in the Wanneroo area. Mr William Tapping arrived in 1886 and Molly and Dolly Tapping were long time Postmistresses in Wanneroo. The name for the suburb was approved in 1997.
One of our jobs this week was from a customer in Noranda whose tripping centrifugal pump motor needed repair.
We sent Dave our specialist bore electrician who tested the single phase Lowara pump motor. It tested OK.
On further investtigation he found the 50mF capacitor was faulty so replaced it with a new 45mF capacitor. He replaced the 9V battery for new in the controller.
Why is it important to replace the 9V battery in the reticulation controller?
Retic controllers have batteries to preserve the memory that has been programmed in the event of a mains power fail.
The battery is normally only 9 volts and does not have the power to operate solenoid valves or pump start relays. Solenoid valves and most other irrigation devices operate on 24 volts. Most retic controllers are 240 volt mains powered with a transformer that steps down to 24 volt to operate the individual irrigation devices. It may seem like a minor inconvenience if you have a flat 9 volt battery in your controller as at first glance one would think it is not a big issue if you lose mains power and the controller has to be reprogrammed.
BUT it can have nasty consequences if the controller operates a bore.
If mains power is lost to quite a few brands of reticulation controllers and there is no back up battery then when mains power is restored the controller resets all programming to factory default which is often 10 minutes per station per day. This may then turn the bore on to stations that don’t exist and the pump runs with nowhere for the water to go. This can damage the pump or pipe work of the bore.
Old Style Well in Noranda is repaired
Dave reprogrammed the controller for the customer for their watering days of Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
The Noranda customer’s old style well is repaired and they have water.
If you live in Noranda or the surrounding areas of Morley or Dianella and your old bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or learn more here
One of our recent bore repair jobs was a centrifugal pump motor tripping the circuit breaker in the backyard of this property in Yangebup. You can see the rusted and partially collapsed tin lid of the bore well in this picture.
Patrick from Armadale rang us on 9246 0111 when his submersible pump motor was not working.
We sent our specialist bore electrician, Dave.
Bore control in roof space
The Franklin Electric 1.5 kW single phase bore pump start box was in the roof space with 24 volt relay behind meter box panel. This is a very unusual place to find the bore controls as the start box contains the capacitor and overload circuits. Also unorthodox place to position the 24 volt relay that accepts the start signal from the retic controller.
Pump running but no water
The pump motor was running but only drawing 7.7amps which is more consistent with a 1.1kW not a 1.5kW submersible pump motor.
Top of submersible bore under lawn
Dave exposed the bore head which was located in the front lawn. The top of the bore was just under the lawn with the typical green lid. There was no barrel union (threaded coupling) so he drilled a small hole in the top of the PVC pipe connected to the retic system and found there was no water in it as would be normal. This could signify a check valve failed in the pump or a blown poly line that brings the bore water to the surface.
Return to pull out submersible pump
Our next step will be to winch up the pump motor to investigate further and then repair this Armadale water bore. Our submersible pump winch team is booked to return.
If you are in the Armadale area or any Perth suburb and your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or book your bore repair here
One of our recent jobs involved a submersible pump motor not working. We had installed the modern submersible water bore in 2005.
Dave our specialist bore electrician was the man for the job. He attended at the Mindarie home and tested the 1.5KW pump motor and it tested OK.
As you can see here it was a blown 50 MF Capacitor. He replaced for new and the customer’s water bore is up and running without too much trouble or cost.
If you live in Mindarie or the surrounding suburbs of Clarkson or Quinns Rock we have been repairing water bore in Perth’s coastal suburbs for years. If your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore service online
Our mobile service teams do prompt repairs to ALL TYPES of Water Bores & Reticulation Sprinkler Systems Perth metro-wide. Free phone advice. Our experience saves you time and money. Bore repair HOTLINE 1300 734 300 North of River: Troy 0408454130 South of River: Brett 0411511611