Category Archives: Bore Perth

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

Submersible Bore Pump Tripping

A customer in Dalkeith rang us on 9246 0111 after their three phase submersible bore was tripping their 3 phase circuitbreaker and they were not getting water from their garden bore.

We have an expert specialist bore electrician (Dave) who was the man for the job. He found that the three phase submersible motor was instantly tripping  the three phase circuit breaker in the meter box when the retic was turned on.

Dave meggar tested the pump motor at the borehead sending a current down hole to the motor. Pump motor tested fine.  What he did find was burnt out wiring in the junction box ( pictured below) contained in the green box at the top of the submersible bore hole. He replaced the junction box and all is working well now. Whilst there Dave tested the reticulation system to make sure there were no other faults.

Specialist electrician repairs water bore
Burnt out wiring in junction box at top of submersible bore in Dalkeith

A modern submersible water bore can save you thousands of dollars. So if you don’t have a water bore or your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or find out more HERE

Repair or Install Water Bore Perth’s Coastal Suburbs

Pictured is the bore start box for a submersible water bore at a home in the coastal Perth suburb of Trigg.

bore start box for Trigg water bore
Trigg water bore start box

There was an existing reticulation system at this home in Trigg when new water bore was drilled. The reticulation system was disconnected from mains water near the water metre. The retic controller was on a back wall of the house and was wired to send a 24V start signal to this bore start box.

The bore start box is located next to the electrical meter box next to the front door.

We have been in the water boring business for nearly 20 years and can install and repair your water bore. We have the experience and the knowledge to work out what is wrong with your water bore if it needs repair.

Water bores save money
Savings money with a water bore

….and as is shown here a new submersible water bore saved money for this Trigg homeowner

If you live in the coastal suburbs of Perth and would like to talk to us about a new water bore call us on 9246 0111 or request a bore quote HERE

If your water bore needs repairing go to our main website HERE

Old bore pumping sand

We were called to repair an old well that was pumping sand in Mount Pleasant (9246 0111)

The spear has collapsed in the old well and it was producing sand blocking pipes and the solenoid valves.

The most economical solution for the Mt Pleasant home was to replace with a new submersible water bore.

Trying to fix old bore pumping sand
This old bore well is pumping sand

Here we are looking for the solenoids for the reconnection to the new Mount Pleasant water bore.

If you are in the Mt Pleasant, Applecross or Ardross area and are thinking about a water bore call 9246 0111 or read more about your new submersible bore HERE

Casing a Submersible Water Bore Perth

 

Most submersible water bores are drilled between 18 metres and 60 metres deep depending on the depth to groundwater in Perth. Call 9246 0111.

Most submersible bore holes in Perth are drilled by the rotary mud method. After the desired depth has been drilled the drill bit and the metal drill rods are retrieved. Next the permanent bore casing is lowered into the bore hole in 6 metre lengths which are glued and screwed together.

In this video you will see the Class 9 PVC bore casing being lowered into the freshly drilled bore. The first 6 metres is slotted casing to allow the ground water to flow in. Inside the bore casing will be suspended a submersible pump.

If your interested in a water bore in Perth call 9246 0111 or read more about drilling a water bore at your home in Attadale or any Perth suburb HERE

Bore Automation Old Well

Bore automation Bull Creek
Manual gate valve feeding front station from bore

Today we are visiting a client in Bull Creek about automating his old well.

At the moment he turns on the old well manually from the DOL starter near the metre box. He then turns on two manual gate valves near the old well to send water to the front and back of his Bull Creek home.

We will send our specialist bore election to fully automate the system. He will install a new reticulation controller to interface with the bore. He will also run cables to the gate valves and we will replace with automatic 24 volt solenoid valves turned on and off by the reticulation controller.

We are expert at the automation of water bores. For more information check out our website HERE or call Troy on 9246 011

Scarborough bore and retic

Drilling water bores in Coastal Scarborough
We have drilled many water bores in the Scarborough area

We drill, install, service and repair water bores in the Scarborough area and the surrounding areas of Woodlands, Doubleview and Innaloo.

Virgin Bores has drilled many water bores in the Scarborough area. This picture was taken in the park next to the Doric Street shops. The depth to water at the centre of the park is 20.3 metre and and we would generally drill 12 metres into water. The water bores in the Scarborough area can range from 18 to 60 metres.

We can also repair your Scarborough water bore. We also have an experienced reticulation team who can look help you design a new reticulation system for your Scarborough home. are local we can attend promptly and will solve all sorts of reticulation problems in an efficient and timely manner.
Give us a call on 9246 0111 or check out our website HERE

Water bore in Yokine or Tuart Hill area

The Yokine area has many water bores
Water bores in the Yokine area

We sent a customer in Tuart Hill a quote several months ago for a new water bore at his home in Tuart Hill.

He kept the quote and recently contacted us asking if the quote was still current. We attended on site to discuss where we would drill and cut in to  exsisting reticulation.

The ground conditions call for a 39 metre bore. Water bearing ground is around 27 metres deep and we will drill 12 metres into water.

We have done many bores in the Yokine and Tuart Hill area so if you would like to discuss a water bore for your home call 9246 0111 or if you live in Tuart Hill and would like a new submersible water bore that would save you money get more details HERE

Water bores in Two Rocks

We have vast experience in drilling and servicing water bores in the Two Rocks area and surrounds over the last two decades.

We have drilled dozens of bores stretching from Yanchep and Two Rocks across to Seatrees Estate and  Breakwater Estate. Bores in the area range from some shallow ones right near the coast at Yanchep and Two Rocks typically around 18 metres and up to 60 metres further inland near Seatrees Estate and Breakwater Estate.

In the smaller residential blocks in Two Rocks we normally install 1.1kw submersible pumps perfect for normal home gardens. In the 5 acre blocks over at Seatrees and Breakwater we would normally instal a 1.5 or 2.2 kw pump to give closer to 150 litres per minute.

All new drilling and installations are handled by our new Bore team at Virgin Bores.

For bore service and repair call Troy on 0408 454 130 or if you live in the Two Rocks area and you would like to discuss a submersible water bore look HERE

Water bores drilled and repaired in the Two Rocks and Wanneroo areas
Over 15 years we have drilled and repaired many water bores in Two Rocks