There are many old style wells in the Stirling and Balcatta areas. The area has a very rich history of market gardens.
Dave, our specialist bore pump electrician was asked to have a look at a four liner well at a property in Stirling that was not working.
He found the the 3 phase DOL starter was OK and the pump was actually running but there was no water. We tried to prime but the water was dropping away and not filling at all. He quickly found that it was the check valve that was faulty. So one of our service team will return and replace.
As you can see there is a good safe ladder for our guys to use to repair the well. We are often faced with unsafe ladders which make our job impossible. Because of safety requirements we will only repair wells that are up to four liners deep.
If you are in the Stirling or Balcatta area and have an old style well in need of repair call Troy on 9246 0111. If it can’t be repaired consider a modern submersible bore. We can help you with that as well!
You will see many old style wells with a tin lid around Perth. Many are up to 70 years old and some have been dug by the home owner in the ’50’s and ’60’s.
My father dug the well for our family home in Applecross and it is still working.
Many older Perth well style bores still giving faithful service after years of pumping bore water to the garden. Our specialist service team can keep them ticking over with a few industry tricks, priming solutions and centrifugal pump replacements.
Call us on 9246 0111 and we will talk you through the repair of your water bore well style or book a bore service HERE
Sadly though sometimes they are beyond economical repair and need to be “retired”. The best solution can be replacing with a modern submersible bore. Submersible bores have a small green lid which is usually ‘hidden’ under the lawn or garden. Submersible pumps are silent and very economical. Call Virgin Bores to discuss a new submersible bore for your home and ask us how will it work, how long it will take and how economical will it be. Want to get an idea of cost for a new water bore at your house click HERE
James from Mount Pleasant phoned regarding his submersible pump that was tripping the circuit breaker. (Call us anytime on 9246 0111 if you need help too)
The water bore was drilled in his driveway and it was very useful to know that the paver to show where the bore was located was a different color. As pictured the bore head was was covered by an old concrete lid pit.
Our senior experienced bore electrician Dave reported the motor was about 8 years old. The 1.1 kw 2 wire subbie motor was dead short to earth and although the motor’s windings appeared to be intact the internal capacitor had ruptured. So we replaced it with a new 1.1 kw sunbmersible pump motor and replaced the start box and junction box.
We have drilled and repaired many water bores in Mt Pleasant, Applecross, Bateman Ardross and surrounds. We are very experienced with the conditions in the area. If your water bore or retic is in need of repair call us on 9246 0111 or check out our main website HERE
We had installed a bore for Bob in Booragoon a few years ago.
He rang to say the bore was not working. We sent out our specialist bore electrician Dave. The submersible pump motor tested ok and he noted that there was no 24 volt to relay from controller.
He found that there was a red multicore running along the pavers from below the reticulation controller to below the bore start box. The joint connection at the bottom of the start box was faulty so he remade it.
All working again on front 2 stations. There was no cover on station 3,4,5 and 6, it was cut off due to construction. He fixed.
We have drilled and repaired many bores in the Booragoon area and surrounding suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Myaree and Melville. If you have a problem with your Booragoon bore call Troy on 9246 0111 or if you submersible pump is not working find help HERE
Leederville is a bright and vibrant area to live in. It is time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for summer.
We have drilled and repaired many water bores and retic systems throughout Leederville our experience will save you money in bore and retic service or repair. If you are checking your water bore to make sure it is ready for summer and your pump is not starting, we can send our specialist bore electrician to work out the problem and fix it. Dave is an excellent electrician with many years of experience fixing water bores.
Don’t forget to also test your reticulation system. If there are any issues with your reticulation off a bore or mains water we can fix it. These issues can include faulty solenoid valves or even finding your solenoid valves. We find and fix broken solenoid wires and resolve sprinkler coverage issues.
Call us about any issues with your Leederville bore or reticulation systems leading into the summer season on 9246 0111 or check out our main website HERE
We service Perth Bores, pumps and retic in any suburb from Two Rocks to Secret Harbour. Our Perth bore pump and retic service teams are only a phone call away.
Albert phoned us on 9246 0111 with a broken bore at his Wembley Downs home.
Our bore specialist electrician attended and found his 3 phase 1.5 KW motor was fused.
We supplied and installed a new motor for the 65 metre Wembley water bore. We also did a heat shrink.
If you have an issue with your bore in the Wembley or Wembley Downs area, we have a specialist bore electrician and repair team who can repair it for you. Call Troy on 9246 0111 or look HERE for more information on you fused water bore. We can have the problem fixed promptly.
We service and repair centrifugal bore pumps in old wells as well as new submersible pumps.
Not often do we find on old bore well in the Perth metropolitan area that is set in such an idyllic back yard as this one in Bedord.
It is actually inside a chicken coop surrounded by contented chickens. After years of faithful service and watering a bountiful vegetable garden it is finally beyond economical repair.
It is a 35 foot climb down a ladder inside the concrete well liners to the pump. Beneath the pump is a 49 foot spear. Unfortunately the bore is pumping sand indicating the spear has collapsed. This old bore is quite deep for Beford, as the house is at the top of a hill.
The best solution here is to drill a new submersible bore on the front lawn and install a new submersible pump on the front lawn to match the flow required by the existing reticulation system.
For your bore repair or service needs in Bedford, Inglewood, Maylands or any Perth suburbs call 92460111.
If your modern submersible water bore is not working call us on 9246 0111 and we can talk through over the phone what the problem may be.
In some circumstances a submersible pump and motor will need to be pulled up to the surface by one of our water bore repair teams with a winch designed for the task.
The torpedo like submersible water bore pump is usually suspended at the bottom of the borehole by a stainless steel cable used to retrieve the pump. Also coming to the surface from the pump will be a flexible poly pipe that delivers the water and an electrical cable that powers the motor.
Our service teams connect the stainless draw wire to one of our purpose built portable electric winches and simply winch the pump to the surface. Simultaneously though it is important that we also manually gently pull up the electrical cable to prevent jamming and damage to the heat shrink joint.
If your water bore needs fixing call us on 9246 0111 and we will assess what we think is the problem over the phone and send the correct member of our team to fix your water bore. If you submersible pump needs to be pulled to the surface call 9246 0111 or get some detailed information on your submersible pump HERE
When a submersible pump is assembled one of the most critical things to get
right is the electrical connection that will spend its life under water.
Most submersible bores in Perth have this underwater connection done using a
heat shrink kit. The submersible motor has a factory installed’ “blue lead”
which is connected to the electrical cable that will come all the way up
from the pump to the bore head at the surface. Seen here is the factory lead
first being crimped to the electrical cable and then the waterproof heat
shrink kit is applied. These are a series of sleeves which are essentially
shrunk over the cable joins provided a waterproof connection.
A separate stainless steel cable holds the weight of the submersible pump so
no stress is placed on this electrical joint. Sometimes in old submersible
bores incorrectly joined electrical cables can be a source of trouble. Our
bore electricians are well equipped to diagnose and repair any electrical
problem you may have with your bore or pump. For repair or installation of
replacement submersible pumps in any Perth suburb call us on 92460111 or
0408 454130. Further info about our Perth Water bore services and drilling
of new bores can be found here. <http://www.virginbores.com.au/>
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