Category Archives: bore saves money

Burnt Capacitor in Bore Start Box

At this Ellenbrook job our specialist water bore electrician Dave found that the capacitor in the bore start box had ruptured. The client had called us on 9246 0111 when their water bore stopped working.

When our Ellenbrook client reported their bore wasn’t working we talked to them on the phone and asked a few questions to determine who was the best person to send.

As you will see pictured the start box cover was damaged by the burnt out capacitor. After we replaced the capacitor and start box we tested the motor electrically and all was OK. Our electrician carries a meggar tester specifically to send a signal down to the submersible pump motor and back up again to test it against known benchmarks.

Start Box has badly ruptured capacitor that needs replacing
Badly ruptured capacitor in submersible bore start box.

We have been in the bore drilling and repair business for nearly 20 years and will promptly diagnose bore faults and will repair in an economical and timely fashion. We carry the majority of spare bore and pump parts onboard.

Water bore and reticulation service
Water bore and retic service & repair

We provide a fast local bore and reticulation repair service to Ellenbrook, The Vines, Aveley, Brabham and all throughout the Swan Valley.

If you need your water bore or retic repaired call us on 9246 0111 or learn more HERE

Thanks for contacting us.

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

New water bore for Booragoon

If you live in Booragoon and are interested in a modern submersible water bore call us on 9246 0111 for a chat.

Water bore and reticulation service
Water bore drilling & repair Perth

The customer has a lovely home but is yet to establish a garden! It is very smart to plan for a water bore at the early stages of planning a new garden.

At this Booragoon home we would drill the water bore to 30 metres using a stainless steel submersible pump and motor.

If you have any concerns about staining from a water bore call us to discuss and there are measures to mitigate the problem.

We have done 100’s of water bores in this area including Booragoon, Myaree and Melville. We would be keen to talk to you about a water bore at your Booragoon home. Call us on 9246 0111 or find more information on drilling a water bore at your home HERE

Drilling a submersible water bore in new garden in Booragoon
Water bore for a new garden in the Booragoon area

Does a water bore save you money?

Water bores save money
Saving money with a water bore

This client had a water bore drilled in Autumn of last year in a Perth northern suburb.

It was drilled to 35 metres and has crystal clear water. Salt levels were tested at 300 ppm which in this case was fresher than the clients tap water

A year on the garden is flourishing. Watering the garden three a week with the nutrient rich bore water has made a big difference. The home owner’s water bills bring smiles to the face of these keen gardeners every time they open one. These clients are saving well over one thousand dollars a year in water consumption.

If you want to save money on your water bill give one of our friendly team a call on 9246 0111 or visit our main website on www.virginbores.com.au

Water bores really are the perfect solution in Perth’s hot dry climate with it’s water hungry sandy soils.

Happy Gardening!

What size is my submersible bore pump?

Most submersible bores in Perth have either a 1.1 kilowatt ( one and a half horsepower), 1.5 KW ( 2 HP ) or 2.2 KW ( 3 HP ) motor connected to a matching pump ( “wet-end” ) We can answer any questions on your submersible bore on 9246 0111

If the motor is a single phase then ordinarily it will have a start box mounted near the electrical meter box. This often has the kilowatts or horsepower marked on the front. These pictures show the common Sumoto pump start box where the kilowatt selection has been indicated in black markers. This one is 1.1 kilowatt.

Sumoto pump start box
Sumoto pump start box
Sumoto start box for 1.1 KW bore
Sumoto start box for 1.1 KW bore

For a three phase motor the only reliable way to determine the motor size is to pull up the motor and pump.

We repair modern submersible bores in all Perth suburbs.

If you need help with your submersible bore pump or electrical bore repairs in any Perth suburb give us a call on 9246 0111 or go HERE to learn more about submersible bore pumps

Fixing reticulation problem in Piara Waters

We attended a service call to a new home in Piara Waters (a southern suburb of Perth in between Forrestfield, Harrisdale and Banjup near Jandakot Airport) to fix a reticulation problem. They called 9246 0111

They had a recently installed water bore. Unfortunately when the bore had been connected to the reticulation system it had been incorrectly balanced. The output from the submersible pump was over 90 litres per minute as the water table in Piara Waters is only about 2 metres down.

However the reticulation system was using about 20 litres per minute. We combined several stations to come on at once and now their reticulation system is using nearly 80 litres per minute. A far more comfortable flow for the submersible pump and now well within it’s designed operating range.

Piara Waters

Fixing reticulation in Piara Waters

If you have a bore, pump or reticulation problem in Piara Waters or surrounds call our team on 92460111 or if you would like a reticulation service book online HERE

Water bore Perth Coastal Strip

We drilled a new submersible water bore in this week for a customer in Sorrento 9246 0111.

After nearly 20 years in the “boring business” we have drilled many new water bores on Perth’s coastal strip.

The quality of the water at this Sorrento water bore was great. Salt levels perfect at 450 ppm. We drilled the bore in back yard via side gates as there was no access to front garden near electrical meter box.

Our electrician simply connected it up and over through the roof space. The number of stations on this retic system were halved when we connected the bore to accommodate the extra flow from the 1.5 hp submersible bore pump.

For an online quote on a new bore Sorrento or any of Perth’s coastal suburbs click HERE  or call us 9246 0111.

The job didn’t finish after the bore was completed. We then modified the garden reticulation system and added gear drive sprinklers to the verge.

Drilling rig drilling water bore Sorrento
Water bore being drilled coastal suburb of Sorrento

Quote for submersible water bore Leeming

 

Today we called to see a customer to discuss a new submersible water bore for their home in Leeming 9246 0111.

After nearly 20 years in the business we have done hundreds of bores in Leeming, Willeton, Bullcreek, Canning Vale and Murdoch areas. Today’s bore is to be connected to an existing reticulation system already fed by mains water. Our client will happily save hundreds of dollars in annual water costs.

Quote for water bore in Leemimg
Quote for water bore in Leemimg

The submersible pump will produce about double the flow of mains water. Often we do new submersible bores in Leeming that replace the old well with centrifugal pumps. Then we would install a 2.2 KW submersible pump to match flow from the old pump.

if you would like a quote for a submersible water in your area ring us on 9246 0111 or check us out water bore quote

New Submersible Bore Wembley

We have just successfully completed a new submersible water bore in Wembley. Call us on 9246 0111

Thanks to Pauline for letting us know she was happy with the modern submersible water bore we drilled at her Wembley home. It is great to get such a good review from Pauline for our installation team at Virgin Bores.

“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job your guys did in installing my recent bore. I have never encountered such polite, considerate and thorough trades people before and it’s a credit to your business for contracting only the best. It was an experience I was dreading but soon realized my fears were unfounded when everything worked out so easily. Thank you & well done”

If you have been thinking about a new water bore and live in the Wembley area or surrounds call us on 9246 0111 or get an online quote