Category Archives: Electrical Problems

Electrical bore problem Beechboro

Top of submersible bore
Top of submersible bore

Our specialist bore electrician recently was called to a Beechboro customer. The submersible bore was tripping the circuit breaker.

Dave our electrician tested the single phase submersible pump and all the electrical tests were OK but marginal.

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 50 mf 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.

We have a wealth of experiencing servicing bores and pumps throughout Perth. Give us a call if we can help you.

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

Electrician working on submersible bore in Perth
Electrician working on submersible bore in Perth

The Perth metro sprinkler bans have ended for 2014.

Perth bore owners have been out testing their water bores for the first time this spring. Some are faulty!

We are hearing similar stories. “I’m starting my bore and the circuit breaker is tripping or fuse is blowing, what should I do?”. We would send a bore electrician ( experienced in pumps and 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.

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 visit our website on www.virginbores.com.au

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

Blown start capacitor
Blown start capacitor

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 Start Box junctions also burnt.
Bore Start Box junctions also burnt.

 

 

 

 

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. 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 www.virginbores.com.au. We service submersible bores and the old style wells with centrifugal pumps. All Perth suburbs.

Broken Bore Pump Dalkeith

Liana from Dalkeith had a broken bore and she phoned our help line on 1300 734 300.

Our specialist bore electrician tested the circuits and found her 1.1 kW 3 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 phone on 1300 734 300 or go to our main website on www.virginbores.com.au

Thanks Bore Electrician Kewdale and Pump Replacement Carine

It is great to hear from happy customers.

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

Our experienced bore electrician 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 www.virginbores.com.au or phone one of our friendly team on 1300 734 300