We have been in Kingsley testing a 1.5 kw Red Jacket pump motor after Daryl rang us with problems with his submersible water bore. It has given faithful service as it is approximately 24 years old.
Ultimately the pump motor tested OK for our specialist bore electrician Dave but the original tests read dead short to earth. He found that the junction box in the borehead was completely burnt out. Dave replaced the junction box for new and all is working again. He did a Tong Test which was at 11 amps well within range.
Dave drilled several holes in the bottom of the junction box to allow water to drop out and not fill up in the future.
We have drilled and repaired a number of modern submersible water bores in the Kingsley area and the surrounding suburbs of Padbury and Woodvale so we understand the ground water conditions in the area. Call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE
As the weather starts to improve Perth people start testing their reticulation and water bores getting ready for summer. Today we had calls from Manning and City Beach from customers whose reticulation needed repair. Call us on 9246 0111 to get your water bore or reticulation ship shape for spring/summer.
This week there was lots of blue sky and it was a beautiful day when Dave our electrician and Jack our serviceman were working hard to connect a recently drilled submersible bore to this new home. A bit of surface limestone would trouble mere mortals but Dave will triumph!
If we can assist with repair or installation of a water bore or reticulation call us for a chat on 9246 0111 or go to our website 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.
We often get water bore repair calls where the problem turns out to be the start capacitor. Call on 9246 0111.
In a single phase submersible bore pump the start capacitor is ordinarily in the 240 volt start box. Three phase submersible pumps do not have start capacitors. In some centrifugal pumps the capacitor can be mounted externally on the pump motor housing. It is surprising how often a faulty capacitor is missed as the cause of a bore pump problem particularly when tests are carried out by someone who is not specifically experienced in bore pump service work. Even trained general electricians can misdiagnose this simple problem.
Often a capacitor problem can spotted visually as it will commonly swell or rupture. A start capacitor should be perfectly cylindrical. Sometimes though a faulty capacitor can only be diagnosed by the serviceman actually testing it when disconnected. As the start box is mains powered it does need a licensed electrician or certified electrical worker to test and replace the start capacitor. Our specialist bore electrician Dave is expert at this.
One of our clients from Baldivis sent us these pics of inside his submersible water bore start box.
This is a single phase start box and is a particularly dramatic example of a blown start capacitor.
Our mobile bore service teams carry a variety of different size start capacitors and can quickly diagnose and fix this common bore problem. We repair water bores in all Perth suburbs, call us on 9246 0111 or book a service online
Our specialist bore electrician recently fixed a circuit breaker that was tripping in Beechboro. Call 9246 0111.
Dave, our electrician, tested the single phase submersible pump and all the electrical tests were OK but were marginal on this Beechboro water bore.
There was an old metal start-box which was rusted out and dangerous. He replaced and rewired the start box with a new 1.5 kw rated box with matching start capacitor. Dave replaced some dangerous connections at the bore head and retested everything. Given the apparent age of the submersible pump it will likely need replacing in the next few years. We have recommended that at that time the down hole electrical cable and stainless steel draw wire is also replaced.
Dave is an excellent bore electrician and ask him why one of our customers called him a “little treasure”
We have a wealth of experiencing servicing bores and pumps throughout Perth. Give us a call on 9246 0111 or visit HERE for more information or if we can help you.
The sprinkler bans in Perth end at the end of August. We encourage you to only start using your Perth sprinklers when the garden needs it.
Perth bore owners have been out testing their water bores for the first time this spring. Some are faulty!
We are hearing similar stories like “I’m starting my bore and the circuit breaker is tripping or fuse is blowing, what should I do?”. We would send our specialist bore electrician Dave who has been doing this for years and is expert and experienced with water bores. He has special equipment to test the circuits & windings of the motor. We can do this without winching the pump up.
We remind our customers that if it is a fused bore pump motor it may be covered under household insurance. Also if the fault is storm related even damage from lightning induction that then this too may be subject to an insurance claim.
To have the matter attended to first by specialist bore repairers who can correctly diagnose the fault and possible cause call the team on 9246 0111 or book an online service and read more about faulty water bores HERE
When a submersible pump is assembled one of the most critical thing to get right is the electrical connection that will spend its life under water. Our specialist bore electrician Dave will get it right – 9246 0111.
Most submersible water 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 or replacement of submersible pumps in any Perth suburb call us on 9246 0111 or Troy on 0408 454 130. Further info about our Perth submersible water bore services and drilling of new bores can be found here.
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
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