Category Archives: Bore broken

Fused Submersible bore Pump Perth

This is not exactly what Tom expected when he winched out a fused submersible bore pump in Bassendean.

The organic mass is a root mass. We think whoever drilled the original bore possibly configured it with slotted bore casing above the static water level causing fibrous root ingress chasing an easy route to water.

We replaced the pump and made the client aware he may have future root problems

Don’t forget many household insurance policies have fusion cover for electric bore pump motors. We can advise you when you call us on 9246 0111.

If your submersible pump is not working it may be fused. Call us on 9246 0111 and we can work out the problem and send the right person for the job. If you would like to read more on pump repair and fusion in Perth https://virginbores.com.au/perth-bore-pump-motor-repair-and-service/

Repair Water Bore Leeming

Mel asked us to look at the modern submersible water bore at his son’s house south of the river in Leeming.

Top of water bore in Leeming
Leeming submersible water bore

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.

Repair water bore Leeming

Our service teams will return to replace the motor so the householders bore and reticulation will be up and running.

If your modern submersible water bore needs repair south of the river call us on 9246 0111 or we will ring you about your bore repair

Repair Water Bore Trigg

The modern submersible water bore at property in the Perth coastal suburb of Trigg wasn’t working.

The reticulation controller seemed normal and the green light on side of bore start box was still coming on. Nothing tripping in meter box.

The man for the job was Dave, our bore electrician, who has been solving these sorts of mysteries for years.

He tested everything and found the fault with the illuminated green rocker switch on the bore control box

He isolated it and this Trigg modern submersible water bore and the reticulation now working with crystal clear water.

 

If your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or we will call you

Old style well repair Stirling

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.

Stirling well repair
Four liner old style well needs repair in Stirling

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!

Check out our website HERE

Do I repair my old style 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.

Applecross bore repair
This old well-style bore is still limping along but will eventually need replacing. A submersible bore will be the way to go.

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

Submersible Bore Tripping Mount Pleasant

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.

Mt Pleasant submersible water bore needs repair
Head of submersible water bore under pavers in driveway

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.

Bore electrical junction box
We replaced the junction box too. This joins the cables coming up from the pump to the cables going to the house.

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

 

 

Bore Repairs Dalkeith

Our mobile service teams are ready to repair your bore, bore pump or reticulation, in Dalkeith, Nedlands and Claremont.

If you have a problem with your bore or reticulation system give us a call on 9246 0111 and we will get you back up and running promptly.

For more information on the repair and service of your bore or reticulation in the western suburbs of Perth check out our website HERE

Our bore electrician will test diagnose and repair any electrical faults. We specialise in replacing fused or burnt out bore pump motors which may be the subject of an insurance claim.

We repair anything to do with water bores or reticulation sprinkler systems including replace reticulation controllers.

We are a family owned business and have been around for nearly 20 years and can be relied upon to look after your water bore and retic needs.

Bore not starting Booragoon 

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

Reticulation controller wiring
Reticulation controller of broken bore

Get your Leederville garden ready for summer

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.

Repairing fused bore Wembley Downs 

Albert phoned us on 9246 0111 with a broken bore at his Wembley Downs home.

Happy Wembley customer after repair of fused motor Wembley Downs
Thanks for servicing water bore in Wembley Downs
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.