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Water Bore South Perth

Location of water bore at this property in South Perth

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!

South Perth driller’s report

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

Water Bore Munster

This is a gusher we recently drilled for a client in the southern Perth suburb of Munster. Munster is located in the City of Cockburn.

As you can see in this video we have drilled and cased the water bore. We are pumping compressed air down the hole to remove drilling fines and muds. This process is also known as air developing.

Air developing water bore in Munster

The static water level was only at 3 metres so we drilled to 11 metres and set the submersible bore pump at 5 metres.

If you live in Munster or anywhere is Cockburn call us on 9246 0111 if you are considering a water bore and would like to save money.

if you would like to learn more about getting a water bore http://www.virginbores.com.au

Fused Submersible bore Pump Perth

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.

If your submersible pump is not working it may be fused. Call us on 9246 0111 and we can work out the problem and send the right person for the job. If you would like to read more on pump repair and fusion in Perth https://virginbores.com.au/perth-bore-pump-motor-repair-and-service/

Water Bore Floreat

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.

Connect retic to new water bore
Connecting the new bore to the existing retic system is usually all part of our job.

Water Bore New in Floreat
We disconnect the existing retic system from mains water before we plumb it in to the new water bore.

Water from new Floreat Water Bore
Virgin Water Bore’s customer now has their bore up and running

Reconnect Water Bore after Renovations

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.

Fremantle bore repairs
A bit of detective work and digging around this old bore in Fremantle uncovered what needed doing

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.

Fremantle Water Bore

Fix bore Fremantle
The submersible bore was in a concrete pit filled with sand and barely visible.

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

Bore Repair Greenwood

Bore problem Greenwood

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.

We fixed RCD that was tripping while retic being used
A customer’s RCD was tripping when she was using her retic

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.

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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.

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Submersible Bores should never be covered by sand

This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.

Can we help you repair your modern submersible water bore? Call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore Repair here

Bore Repair Lockridge

We have nearly 20 years experience in installing, repairing and servicing water bores in the Perth Metropolitan area. This means we have a depth of knowledge and experience to tackle any challenge.

Reticulation Connection in Lockridge

BUT not all bore connections are as hard as this one in Lockridge!

Connect new bore to older reticulation connection
Lockridge reticulation has to be connected to new bore

Our client was a church in Lockridge. We drilled a modern submersible water bore replacing their old style well with a tin lid.

Jack disconnected this retic system from the old bore and connected it to the new submersible bore we have just drilled.

As you can see all the fittings were waist deep in an old pit. Not pretty but nice work Jack!

Lockridge water bore connection to reticulation
Connection of old reticulation system to new water bore

So anywhere in the area Lockridge, Eden Hill or Kiara if you your water bore needs repair or you would like a new submersible water bore, call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website here

Repair Water Bore Northern Suburbs

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.

Top of submersible bore

We repair bores in all Perth suburbs. Book a bore service here

Best Motor for Water Bore Perth

We repair or replace all brands of submersible bore pumps.

We are proud to be able to use genuine Italian PM Technology motors compatible with all standard submersible 4″ pumps.

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It is a robust and well-engineered stainless steel submersible motor that is well suited for Australian down bore-hole conditions.

For a good detailed read on the PM Technology motors check out HERE

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If your bore needs fixing call us on 9246 0111 – 7 days for prompt onsite attention in any Perth suburb. We also fix old wells and centrifugal bore pumps.

Repair water bore Como

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.

Como water bore repair
Conduit and submersible pump cable found near carport

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