Category Archives: Electrical Problems

Electrical bore problem Beechboro

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.

Water Bore Drilling and service
Reticulation and drilling Perth

 

New water bore Ballajura

Water bore problem Ballajura
Stuffed water bore Ballajura

It was a busy day in Ballajura today. We got called to a couple of bore electrical problems which we sorted quite quickly. We couldn’t immediately help the last call though.

The gentleman had a submersible bore that was of dubious construction. Not only was the borehole itself drawing sand, something which incidentally does not happen if the correct screens and gravel packing is used, but also the submersible pump was stuck irretrievably down the bore hole. The submersible pump had been installed down the bore without a stainless steel draw wire. The owner had erected a tripod and attempted to retrieve the pump by hauling up the poly pipe on a block and tackle. Unfortunately the poly pipe had snapped some metres down the bore hole and the poly pipe and submersible pump were now completely stuck.

Next week we will be drilling a new water bore for him. We’ll be sure to do everything to best practice standards to avoid problems like this in the future. We suspect this original bore had been a DIY or at best done by a backyard operator. Make sure if you are having a bore drilled in Ballajura or surrounds you use a licensed driller and preferably one who is a member of the ADIA.

If you would like a quote on a new water bore or need repairs to your existing bore in Ballajura give Virgin Bores a call on 92460111 or visit www.virginbores.com.au

Water bore faulty Perth

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!

Electrical fault water bore
Bore electrical specialist working on submersible bore

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.

Submersible water bore from surface
Top of submersible water bore

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

Unorthodox bore electrical work

We won’t tell you where in Perth our service man came across this unorthodox bore and reticulation interface but it was north of the river.

The reticulation controller was an indoor model mounted outside. It “talked” to the 24 volt relay that turned on the old well style centrifugal pump. We were called because the old bore had stopped pumping water.

In this case ultimately the best solution was to replace the old well with a new style submersible style bore in the northern suburbs home. This was done by our Perth bore drilling arm Virgin Bores. Check out our website www.virginbores.com.au.

If you would like a quote for a new submersible water bore in any Perth suburb call one of our friendly team on 9246 0111

Unorthodox bore & reticulation interface
Unorthodox bore & reticulation interface

Burnt start capacitor Ballajura

This week we got a call to our Perth bore service team from a customer in Ballajura.
He said he switched his submersible water bore on and the box on the wall made a noise, the bore stopped and smoke started coming out of the box.
Our bore electrician attended and, as suspected, the start capacitor had blown.

Bore and retic service Perth
Blown start capacitor

The capacitor was quite burnt as evidenced in these pictures. This one was a 40 micrtofarad start run capacitor operating a 1.1kw submersible Sumoto pump motor.

bore start box burnt out

Our electrician replaced the capacitor for the Ballajura customer from stock we carry in the van. The electrician also fixed the affected connections and this Ballajura water bore was up and running again with the customer all smiles.
If we can help you with your water bore repair call on 92460111 or go to our website HERE. We service submersible bores and the old style wells with centrifugal pumps. All Perth suburbs.

Broken Bore Pump Dalkeith

Liana in Dalkeith needed her water bore repaired and called us on 9246 0111.

Our specialist bore electrician tested the circuits and found her 1.1 kw three phase submersible pump motor was fused. We replaced it with a new submersible pump motor and tested all OK.

Thanks for your positive feedback.

Hi Brett,

I have just had Adam here this morning dealing with our seized bore, just wanted to let you know he was such a great representative of the company,very professional and followed the job through very efficiently!! I also spoke with Troy on the Phone and they had the whole problem fixed with in two days, with the help of Dave the electrician.

Thanks again it was a pleasure to deal with such a professional company, (I have already let my gardener know, should any of his clients need your assistance!!!)

regards Liana

If you would like to talk to one of our team call 9246 0111 or go to our main website on HERE

Thanks Bore Electrician Kewdale and Pump Replacement Carine

It is great to hear from happy customers and hear good reviews. Thank you! 9246 0111

Thanks for sending our specialist bore electrician to Kewdale
Thanks for sending our specialist bore electrician to Kewdale

Our experienced bore electrician Dave attended Russell’s Kewdale property, checked his system and supplied and fitted a new reticulation controller.

We also attended Philip’s Carine property where we replaced his .75 kw 2 wire submersible motor / pump and tested that everything was OK.

“Thank you for your teams excellent work just prior to Christmas. Having the bore operational again has been fantastic. Once again thank you and I am happy to recommend your services to anyone. Regards Phillip.”

If we can assist you with specialist bore electrical advise or pump replacement visit our website  HERE or phone Troy (ask him how his fishing is going) on 9246 0111

Thanks for Fixing My Bore

A good review for one of the team at Virgin Bores. As we say on our letterhead  “Thank you for the business – we appreciate it!”

Thanks for Fixing My Bore

Our service teams are on the road and fully equipped to fix your bore electrical problem quickly.

This happy Perth bore service customer had an electrical problem fixed quickly. If you have a bore repair needed at your Perth home call us on 9246 0111 7 days a week or   visit our main website here.

 

Joondalup Bore Service and Repair

Today our bore repair team attended a quite deep submersible bore just off Joondalup Drive after a call from a customer about a bore repair problem on 9246 0111.

Our specialist bore electrician tested the submersible pump motor from the surface at the control equipment and unfortunately it has tested both fused and down to earth.

bore controllers
3 phase DOL bore starter next to Single Phase bore start box

Another problem is no-one knows where the bore is located under the driveway. It is important for the home-owner to note the location of the bore when drilling a new bore or if buying a home with a bore. It saves money and time locating it.

We know the depth to water at this location is about 50 metres so the bore will be over 60 metres total depth.  We will need to winch it to the surface and confirm the tests. If necessary we will then replace the 3 phase motor. If we can confirm the motor is fused then our electrician will write it up as fused which may well be an “insured event” under the homeowners insurance policy.

Pump electrical faults should always be tested and recorded by a licensed electrician. Call us any time if you have any problem with your water bore or reticulation system in Joondalup or surrounds on 9246 0111.

We also drill new water bores and repair water bores in Joondalup and the surrounding suburbs of  Edgewater, Heathridge and Connolly. Check us out on our website HERE

Bore Repairs Claremont

We have just repaired a water bore in Claremont for an elderly client.

We talked to the customer on the phone and identified the fact we needed to send our specialist bore electrician, Dave. He found the submersible pump motor was not working and certified it as fused so the client could claim on her insurance. Her insurance policy covered pump motor fusion. It was quite deep for a Claremont bore so we had to winch the pump up over 30 metres.

We install and repair water bores in the Claremont area and surrounding suburbs of Nedlands and Dalkeith.

Call us anytime on 9246 0111 or book a bore service here 

 

D.O.L. bore starter
3 phase bore pump starter