Category Archives: Members ADIA & IAA

Centrifugal Pump Motor Broken Thornlie

The centrifugal pump motor down this well in Thornlie is seized up mechanically.

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Our specialist bore electrician, Dave, reported it was drawing over 52 amps. The Thornlie pump motor is one well liner down in the backyard if the Thornlie house.

We will now send another member of the team to replace the centrifugal pump and replace the blown fuse wire.

This Thornlie resident will soon be ready for summer.

If you have an old-style well we are the people to repair it! So if you are in the Thornlie area or the surrounding suburbs of Langford or Parkwood call us on 9246 0111.

If you want to save money and have the lushest garden in the street do some boring research here

Water Bore Repair Floreat

This week our specialist bore electrician, Dave, called on a customer in Floreat reporting their submersible motor was tripping the circuit breaker in the meter box.

Dave found the one horsepower 2 wire submersible motor was not fused and the windings appeared intact but there was a complete dead short to earth.

garden bore Floreat
The retic controller turned on the 2 wire submersible bore via a 24v relay in this Floreat bore

At a minimum the submersible motor needed replacing but given the age of the unit it was decided to replace the wet-end (pump) as well and down hole electrical cable and stainless steel draw wire. Our submersible pump installer, Adam, will attend and install the new pump and motor and cables down the bore hole. There was no electrical junction box at the bore head so in this case Dave will return and one will be added for easier servicing in the future.

Dave  found the bore head under a hedge  near the letterbox.  nice detective work Dave!

submersible garden bore floreat
Well done Dave finding the submersible bore under that hedge,

It was great we were able to help with repair to this Floreat water bore so the garden would be ready for summer.

If you live in Floreat and need your water bore or reticulation repaired call us on 9246 0111 or enquire online 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

 

 

Service Solenoid Valves Perth

We sent our man Joe out today to do a reticulation service job in Wembley after the customer had rung us on 9246 0111.

The client wanted his solenoid valves “cleaned up and put together under one big box”

Joe had to chop out most of the original work as shown in the first photo and start again. He cut out all the old valves and put in the new valves and re-plumbed it back in.

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Original solenoids installed in a manner like this are not easy to manage
Solenoid valves cleaned up
Solenoid valves reorganised and serviced

Now anyone who works on the reticulation system in the future can find all the solenoids easily saving time and money for any future repairs. The wiring is still to be connected up and the client was happy .

For any of your reticulations needs in Wembley or any Perth suburb call us on 9246 0111 or book a reticulation service online 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.

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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

Casing a Submersible Water Bore Perth

 

Most submersible water bores are drilled between 18 metres and 60 metres deep depending on the depth to groundwater in Perth. Call 9246 0111.

Most submersible bore holes in Perth are drilled by the rotary mud method. After the desired depth has been drilled the drill bit and the metal drill rods are retrieved. Next the permanent bore casing is lowered into the bore hole in 6 metre lengths which are glued and screwed together.

In this video you will see the Class 9 PVC bore casing being lowered into the freshly drilled bore. The first 6 metres is slotted casing to allow the ground water to flow in. Inside the bore casing will be suspended a submersible pump.

If your interested in a water bore in Perth call 9246 0111 or read more about drilling a water bore at your home in Attadale or any Perth suburb HERE

New Water Bore in Sorrento

Park opposite a new water bore we are drilled in Sorrento
Drilling new water bore in Perth suburb of Sorrento

We are going to drill a new submersible water bore at home in Sorrento opposite this beautiful park.

It is summer in Perth and householders are getting ready to look after their lawn and gardens during the summer heat.

We will drill a 39 metre bore with a quality Italian submersible pump. This customer is building a new home in Sorrento, he is a repeat customer.

It is great to plan to have a water bore while building as it makes the reticulation and electrical connections easier.

The start of water bearing ground at this block is at 27 metres.  The water bore will be drilled, constructed and designed to industry standards.

We know the area of Sorrento, Hillarys, Waterman, North Beach and Trigg areas very well, having done many water bores in the coastal areas. We have been drilling for over 15 years. We also have specialist teams on the road to repair both your water bore or reticulation.

If you have been thinking about a water bore give us a call on 9246 0111 or have a look at more information on drilling in coastal suburbs in Perth 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

Water bore in Yokine or Tuart Hill area

The Yokine area has many water bores
Water bores in the Yokine area

We sent a customer in Tuart Hill a quote several months ago for a new water bore at his home in Tuart Hill.

He kept the quote and recently contacted us asking if the quote was still current. We attended on site to discuss where we would drill and cut in to  exsisting reticulation.

The ground conditions call for a 39 metre bore. Water bearing ground is around 27 metres deep and we will drill 12 metres into water.

We have done many bores in the Yokine and Tuart Hill area so if you would like to discuss a water bore for your home call 9246 0111 or if you live in Tuart Hill and would like a new submersible water bore that would save you money get more details HERE