Category Archives: Bore Perth

Water Bore South Perth

Location of water bore at this property in South Perth

Here we drilled an 18 metre modern submersible water bore for a customer at their home in South Perth.

Here is the report from the driller. Thanks Ben for a great job!

South Perth driller’s report

Tom returned and installed the pump at 12 metres at the top of the slotted casing.

He installed a bore box at the top of the bore which is covered over with sand so that bore is not only silent it is invisible.

If you live in South Perth or surrounding suburbs of Kensington or Como and would like to find out more about getting a water bore call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website here – http://virginbores.com.au

Nedlands Water Bores

This week George and the team drilled a 38 metre modern submersible water bore in the leafy Perth suburb of Nedlands.

New water bore being drilled in Nedlands

It was drilled through sand and limestone and there was a good supply of groundwater from 24.5 metres onwards.

With no access to the front lawn this one was drilled in the parking area to the side of the drive. Nice clean up again guys!

Once the pump has been put down the bore hole, it will be connected to reticulation. A green bore box will be put over the top and paving will be all put back and everything tidied up.

If you are in the Nedlands area or surrounding areas of Claremont or Dalkeith and have been considering a water bore call us on 9246 0111.

Wanneroo Water Bore

Russell is one of our specialist drillers for shallower water bores in the greater Perth metropolitan area.

He and his team take a lot of pride in their work so they were pretty pleased with the ‘gusher’ they drilled in Wanneroo recently.

Water Bore in Wanneroo

Wanneroo is generally pretty shallow for a water bore and the bore pictured was 18 metres deep with the bore pump set at 10 metres.

The moment of truth is before even the pump is installed when compressed air is forced down the borehole to develop up and prove the supply.

If you live in Wanneroo and would like to save money and have the best garden in the street call us on 9246 0111.

Water Bore Munster

This is a gusher we recently drilled for a client in the southern Perth suburb of Munster. Munster is located in the City of Cockburn.

As you can see in this video we have drilled and cased the water bore. We are pumping compressed air down the hole to remove drilling fines and muds. This process is also known as air developing.

Air developing water bore in Munster

The static water level was only at 3 metres so we drilled to 11 metres and set the submersible bore pump at 5 metres.

If you live in Munster or anywhere is Cockburn call us on 9246 0111 if you are considering a water bore and would like to save money.

if you would like to learn more about getting a water bore http://www.virginbores.com.au

Crystal Clear Bore Water

“That’s the good part of it…that’s your bore water”

Virgin Bore’s most experienced driller, George, is always pleased to see the first rush of bore water after drilling a water bore. Virgin Bores is always happy to deliver a plentiful supply of crystal clear water for their Perth customers.

Immediately after drilling a garden bore to the required depth, the bore is air developed as seen here. Even before the submersible pump is installed. Most garden bores drilled in Perth are drilled by the rotary mud method.

 

 

To clean out the drilling muds and “fines” we pump compressed air down inside the bore casing. At this stage air alone forces the groundwater up to the surface.

If you are considering a water bore and live in the greater Perth metropolitan area call on 9246 0111 or get a BORE QUOTE HERE

If your water bore in Perth needs maintenance, service or repair call on 9246 0111 or BOOK A BORE SERVICE HERE

 

Supply and Install Tap and PRV

Tap and PRV Brabham 

Virgin Water Bores recently drilled, cased, developed and gravel packed a 18 metre submersible bore in the Perth suburb of Brabham.

A .75 kW submersible motor was used for the Brabham water bore.

In the next few days after the drilling the electrician and reticulation team connect the new water bore to existing reticulation and bore box.

Water bore Brabham 

As pictured, we also supplied and installed a tap and pressure release valve.

If we can help you with water bore repair in Brabham or a new water bore in Brabham, call Troy on 9246 0111 or find out more here

DID YOU KNOW – the Perth suburb of Brabham is in the City of Swan. It was formerly known as Henley Brook. It was gazetted in 2011 and was named after Australian Motor Racing Champion Sir Jack Brabham (Source: Wikipedia)

Water Bore Floreat

We repair and install many water bores and reticulation systems in the Floreat area.

Here we have drilled a water bore and our man Jack returned to connect to the existing reticulation system.

Call for a Water Bore quote 9246 0111

If you live in the Floreat area and would like to save money with a water bore call Virgin Water Bores on 9246 0111 or go to the website HERE

Most new bores we drill in Floreat are between 18 metres and 30 metres in depth depending on the properties elevation. Typically new submersible bores in Floreat cost between $3400 and $5500 depending on depth and size of submersible pump chosen.

Connect retic to new water bore
Connecting the new bore to the existing retic system is usually all part of our job.

Water Bore New in Floreat
We disconnect the existing retic system from mains water before we plumb it in to the new water bore.

Water from new Floreat Water Bore
Virgin Water Bore’s customer now has their bore up and running

Is drilling a water bore messy?

This week Jason asked Virgin Water Bores

“I have a fully established garden that I would not want to disturb, how much mess and how much garden needs to be removed to install?”

It depends where we need to drill.

There is the least amount of mess if we are able to drill on the front lawn. Then we can just replace the lawn and tidy up.

We need about a square metre to drill down and to allow for some working room.

We do try to drill close to the metre box as that cuts down on the costs for the customer. This may mean we need to drill in the garden or in a driveway.

Wherever Virgin Water Bores drill it may be messy on the day but we will restore the site to as new afterwards.

The cost savings will be well worth the temporary pain.

This link has some useful pictures that will show what happens when we are drilling a water bore.

If you have any questions about what is involved in getting a water bore call Virgin Bores on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE or ask them here on our blog

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

 

 

Good Reviews Water Bore & Reticulation Perth

Are you looking forward to spending some quality time in the garden this summer?

Flower

Well the good news is spring will be with us shortly in Perth. Now is probably a good time to test your reticulation and water bore to make sure you are ready.

The phones are getting busier with Perth customers looking for repair and service of their water bores and reticulation.

Peter let us know this week  “used them twice and always amicable and do a great job”

Lots of Perth people are installing new water bores and saving money. After Lee had a water bore installed he told us “Just had one put in and they did a great job”

If we can help you get ready for summer call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE

Water bores save money
Savings money with a water bore