Here we drilled an 18 metre modern submersible water bore for a customer at their home in South Perth.
Here is the report from the driller. Thanks Ben for a great job!
Tom returned and installed the pump at 12 metres at the top of the slotted casing.
He installed a bore box at the top of the bore which is covered over with sand so that bore is not only silent it is invisible.
If you live in South Perth or surrounding suburbs of Kensington or Como and would like to find out more about getting a water bore call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website here – http://virginbores.com.au
This is not exactly what Tom expected when he winched out a fused submersible bore pump in Bassendean.
The organic mass is a root mass. We think whoever drilled the original bore possibly configured it with slotted bore casing above the static water level causing fibrous root ingress chasing an easy route to water.
We replaced the pump and made the client aware he may have future root problems
Don’t forget many household insurance policies have fusion cover for electric bore pump motors. We can advise you when you call us on 9246 0111.
We repair and install many water bores and reticulation systems in the Floreat area.
Here we have drilled a water bore and our man Jack returned to connect to the existing reticulation system.
Call for a Water Bore quote 9246 0111
If you live in the Floreat area and would like to save money with a water bore call Virgin Water Bores on 9246 0111 or go to the website HERE
Most new bores we drill in Floreat are between 18 metres and 30 metres in depth depending on the properties elevation. Typically new submersible bores in Floreat cost between $3400 and $5500 depending on depth and size of submersible pump chosen.
If you have a submersible water bore and you are doing renovations, it is important to consider the water bore as part of your planning.
Old Fremantle Bore
We attended a job in North Fremantle that had an old submersible bore that was working before renovations but had not been reconnected.
We sent our electrician to test the motor and quote the on the cost of re-connection of the submersible water bore.
He found the motor tested OK but that it was an old installation with imperial sizes, no slack on the bore head cable and lots of limestone in ground and concrete around the house. It will be a challenging job to reconnect electrically.
There was a new start box needed to even test the bore itself was OK electrically as original start box was missing.
Once the bore is back up and running this one is to be wired just for manual operation as the owner intends to continue using it just manually from a hose. Later if it is connected to automatic reticulation we can install a reticulation controller.
If you are renovating and have a water bore, call us for advice on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE
We fix bores and retic in all Perth suburbs
We are in Fremantle and surrounds on a daily basis fixing bores and repairing reticulation sprinkler systems. You can also call us for any Perth suburb
Pat lives in Greenwood and her RCD (Residual Current Device) switch was tripping. (It was the RCD rather than the circuit breaker tripping ) Who did she call? Us on 9246 0111.
We sent out our experienced bore electrician, Dave.
The first thing he did was test the submersible water bore motor and it tested OK. There was one RCD that protected all power points on two circuits with the pump on the power circuit.
Bore was tripping when retic ran.
Pat told us that when station 3 was on the RCD tripped. Dave noticed there was a broken sprinkler right near the bore head washing out sand.
He exposed the bore head and it was filled with sand which he dug out by hand. Sand should not cover the top of a submersible bore for a variety of reasons. It can drop down inside the bore casing and as it is pumped back out it will prematurely wear out the pump impellers. It can also play havoc with solenoid valves in the retic system.
But why was this bore tripping?
As Dave dig down he exposed the electrical junction box that joined the cables up from the pump with those going towards the house. It appears that as the sand got wet from the broken sprinkler the moisture was getting in to the less than perfect electrical junction box and causing the bore RCD to trip. Upon removing the sand and retesting all worked OK. It has been noted though that the j box will need replacing and raising whenever the submersible motor is replaced.
This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.
If you have a problem with a submersible bore pump in the northern suburbs we offer fast repairs.
We have been repairing water bores in the northern suburbs of Perth for nearly 20 years in suburbs like Balga, Ballajura, Mirrabooka across to Craigie, Mullaloo and Heathridge.
If you call us on 9246 0111 – we will try and identify the likely problem over the phone. You might be lucky and we get you up and running with just a few bore troubleshooting tips or we can then send the right person out to repair your modern submersible water bore.
Our electrician will provide swift diagnosis of all bore electrical problems. Tripping circuit breaker? Retic controller not working? Pump starting but no water? We work on all brands of bore pumps including Grundfos, Lowara, Davey, Onga, Sumoto, Universal and Franklin to name just a few.
Just under the lawn is often the top of a submersible bore. In this pic the green lid has been removed. As you can see the modern submersible water bores are ‘hidden’ under the surface of the lawn or garden until repairs are needed.
We work for many real estate agents in Perth servicing and maintaining the water bores for their rental properties. We are sent a maintenance work order when a water bore isn’t working and we liaise with the tenants to repair the water bore.
Como Bore Fixed
We were asked last week to get our electrician to check a bore at a rental property in Como. The electrics were fine but it was not pumping water. Dave had to search around this corner block and eventually found a conduit and pump cable going to ground in the carport. He uncovered the tell-tale green lid of a submersible bore.
He found there was no water at the top of the bore head. We returned and winched up the submersible pump and replaced some blown poly.
Flat retic controller battery
Some detective work by Dave uncovered that the mains power had gone off and the reticulation controller had auto reset for 10 minutes into all stations and the pump had been dead-heading. Non existent stations had been turning on the pump with nowhere for the water to go. This had caused the poly rising main to blow near the submersible pump. All caused because the back up battery had been flat and not preserved the program memory. We replaced the flat 9 volt retic controller battery for new. We also looped out the unused stations to prevent this happening again.
Both the tenant and the property owner are happy and the water bore at the Como property is up and running. If your water bore or retic system needs repair or service in the Como or South Perth area call Troy on 9246 0111 or book a bore service here
Our mobile service teams do prompt repairs to ALL TYPES of Water Bores & Reticulation Sprinkler Systems Perth metro-wide. Free phone advice. Our experience saves you time and money. Bore repair HOTLINE 1300 734 300 North of River: Troy 0408454130 South of River: Brett 0411511611