Category Archives: coastal water bores

Fix shared bore Mindarie

The phones are hotting up with Perth gardeners getting ready for another beautiful summer in the best city in the world!

bore repair Mindarie
This Mindarie bore box lid was flush with the lawn

We had a call last week from a Mindarie resident whose water bore needed repair.

It was a shared bore with a neighbour and they were keen to get it fixed pronto. Sharing a water bore is a great idea as it halves the costs. More shared bore info here.

Our specialist bore electrician, Dave, attended and tested and found the 1.1 KW submersible motor was fused.

He made a number of recommendations. Replace the bore cable down the hole, renew the junction box at the top of the bore, rewire bore to house and replace the submersible motor, start box and wet-end (pump). Mindarie-2-.jpg

Troy forwarded this Mindarie customer the details of what was needed to have a flourishing sea side garden this summer.

Call Troy on 9246 0111 or check out our clear and informative website HERE

Water Bore Repair Marmion

One of our bore service team went to a job this morning in Marmion. The bore was installed at this Marmion garden in December 2014 and it is 20 metres deep.

The bore was turning on normally with the power meter spinning faster when the bore pump was turned on with all the normal sounds and the tell tale click but there was no water.

We thought it was going to be a blown poly rising main pipe down the submersible bore hole but it was in fact a it was a split fitting in the bore box. It was probably caused by the surface pipe connections to the retic having being completed and rigid before the pump was turned on for the first time. The very first running of a submersible pump fills the rising poly main with water which is then held there every after by the pumps check valve. This weight mo’st likely stretched the stainless steel draw wire slightly and put undue pressure on the fitting which subsequently split.

Split fitting causes no water
Split fitting in bore box

We replaced the fitting and the bore is up and running.

If you have a water bore in Perth that is not working call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore service 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

New Water Bore Carine

Today we visited a new customer in the northern suburb of Carine. Their home is in a lovely cul de sac and they wanted to talk to us about a water bore in time for this summer.

We recommend a 26 metre bore for their Carine house.  The borehole would be drilled through Tamala limestone and the bore would be air developed or reverse flushed prior to installing the pump.

Our drilling teams have done many water bores in Carine and the surrounding areas of Karrinyup, Trigg and North Beach. In fact after 17 years in business this will be the fourth water bore we have done in this Carine street.

Coastal garden watered with bore
Lush garden with water bore

If you would like one of our friendly and experienced team to drop around and have a chat about a water bore at your home call us on 92460111 or visit us our website HERE

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

Woodridge Water Bore & Reticulation 

We have drilled many water bores in the Woodridge area and have experience in drilling deep water bores.

In general terms it takes us about a week to complete a Woodridge water bore with drilling, electrical and connection to your reticulation at your Woodridge property.

The depth to water in the area varies. Two of the water bores we have drilled in the area were 55 metres to water and 50 metres to water. Many people are interested in talking to us about a new water bore because they would like to save money.

We specialise in drilling these deep water bores in areas like Woodridge and Gabaddah.

Call us on 9246 0111 for a chat about a new water bore or repair of a bore and reticulation in the northern suburbs or get more information HERE .

 

Drilling a new submersible bore in Woodridge
We drill water bores in the Woodridge area
Water bore drilling in the Woodbridge area
The Woodbridge area

New submersible water bore Watermans Bay

In May 2015 John rang us for a quote for a submersible water bore at a vacant block he had bought in Watermans Bay.

It is a lovely suburb sandwiched between the beautiful coastal suburbs of North Beach and Marmion and some pretty special sunsets.

Coastal water bore
We are drilling in the beautiful Perth coastal suburb of Waterman’s Bay

One of our team visited site and picked out the ideal location for the bore after viewing the plans for his Watermans Bay home.

Over two years later we are now drilling John his modern submersible water bore. We will be drilling a 30 metre submersible water bore based on the Department of Water data base. This should ensure optimal water quality for the coastal bore.

We were recommended to John by a neighbour and we are specialist in drilling water bores along the coast.

If you would like to talk to an expert about a water bore at your home call us on 92460111 or if you live by the coast and would like to discuss saving with a new submersible water bore there is more information HERE

Marmion submersible water bore

 

​​This week we are drilling a new submersible water bore in Marmion.

The team normally make an early start. This video was taken at 8am and they had already drilled 20 metres of a 29 metre submersible water bore in Marmion.

The water table was reached at 18 metres. This submersible garden bore is for a new house and access restrictions mean we are drilling at the very front edge of the as yet unlaid sloping driveway.

We specialise in coastal suburbs like Marmion, Hillarys, North Beach and Trigg. We also service and repair water bores in Perth’s coastal suburbs. Get in touch if you would like a new water bore HERE  or phone David on 9246 0111

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Water Bore Rockingham

 

It was a bleak spring day when we went to see a customer in Rockingham area who was looking at installing a modern submersible water bore to save money. He had phoned us on 9246 0111.

Seeing customer in Rockingham about a new water bore
In the Rockingham area to drill a new submersible water bore

We would drill this Rockingham submersible water bore to 18 metres through what is know as Safety Bay sand. The groundwater salinity is 500 – 1000. We have drilled in coastal suburbs for nearly 20 years so know the conditions well.

We have drilled many water bores in the Rockingham and Waikiki areas. It will be drilled and constructed to best industry practices and a good quality Italian stainless steel submersible 1.1 kw motor.

Unlike the old style wells with ugly tin lids the new submersible water bores are silent and virtually invisible on the surface.

If you would like to save money on your water bills, talk to us about a modern bore in the Rockingham area call 92460 1111 or get more information HERE.

If you live in the Rockingham or Waikiki area and already have a water bore or reticulation, we have expert teams on the road that can service and repair.

Water bore Meadow Springs

Recently we drilled a relatively shallow 16 metre water bore in Meadow Springs, south of Perth. Meadow Springs is a suburb of Mandurah, immediately northeast of central Mandurah.

Water bore coastal
New water bore Meadow Springs

The bores drilled in the Meadow Springs area are relatively shallow as there are some salt concerns further down. This bore was drilled through mainly limestone and sand using a trailer mounted rotary mud drilling rig. This is an excellent drilling rig to use when there is not much space and it is perfect for bores up to 40 metres in most Perth suburbs.

This Meadow Springs bore has a 1.1 kw stainless steel submersible pump that was connected to the client’s existing reticulation system.

We have drilled many water bores in the Meadow Springs and Mandurah area. Call us on 9246 0111 or to research your submersible water bore in the Mandurah area check out our main website