Category Archives: Bore broken

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.

New submersible bore Bedford

 

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.

Fix old style well in Bedford area
This old style well is in chicken coop.

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.

Old style Bedford bore replaced with new water bore
Deep old Bedford bore hole beyond repair economically

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.

Pulling up a submersible water bore.

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.

Portable winch used to pull up submersible pumps
Portable winch used to pull up submersible pumps

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 

Ready to winch up a submersible pump.
Ready to winch up a submersible pump.

Assembling a Submersible Pump and Motor

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/>

A single phase motor is connected to a wet-end
A single phase motor is connected to a wet end

Sand in your bore?

If you have a water bore and have white sand coming from your sprinklers call us on 9246 0111.

You’re never meant to see white sand coming from a sprinkler. In the case of this customer they had an old style well.

Screen failed allowing in sand
Sand coming out of sprinkler

The screen had failed which allowed in sand. It is very white sand that comes from water bearing ground that is washed almost iridescent over the years. The options for this broken Perth water bore was to either redrill a spear into the existing well or drill a new submersible bore.

After assessment by our bore serviceman it was decide it was more economical to opt for a new modern submersible water bore. Our bore installation and service team at can help with any bore problem in Perth. Call us on 9246 0111 or you can book a bore service HERE .

How to replace a submersible bore pump

Our team was called out to winch up a submersible water bore pump. They phoned on 9246 0111.

If your submersible water bore is not working we can winch up the pump and work out what needs repairing.

We carry purpose built portable winches to easily pull up modern submersible pumps even in restricted access locations. This allows us to quickly replace or repair submersible pumps in Perth water bores. You can see on this video part of the process of winching a submersible bore pump.

If we can help you with your bore problem phone Troy on 9246 0111 or visit our main website on www.virginbores.com.au.

New water bore Ballajura

Water bore problem Ballajura
Stuffed water bore Ballajura

It was a busy day in Ballajura today. We got called to a couple of bore electrical problems which we sorted quite quickly. We couldn’t immediately help the last call though.

The gentleman had a submersible bore that was of dubious construction. Not only was the borehole itself drawing sand, something which incidentally does not happen if the correct screens and gravel packing is used, but also the submersible pump was stuck irretrievably down the bore hole. The submersible pump had been installed down the bore without a stainless steel draw wire. The owner had erected a tripod and attempted to retrieve the pump by hauling up the poly pipe on a block and tackle. Unfortunately the poly pipe had snapped some metres down the bore hole and the poly pipe and submersible pump were now completely stuck.

Next week we will be drilling a new water bore for him. We’ll be sure to do everything to best practice standards to avoid problems like this in the future. We suspect this original bore had been a DIY or at best done by a backyard operator. Make sure if you are having a bore drilled in Ballajura or surrounds you use a licensed driller and preferably one who is a member of the ADIA.

If you would like a quote on a new water bore or need repairs to your existing bore in Ballajura give Virgin Bores a call on 92460111 or visit www.virginbores.com.au