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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.

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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

 

Bore Tripping in Hocking

A modern submersible water bore saves money and is normally low in maintenance.

If something does go wrong with your water bore, call us on 9246 0111 and we will help you fix it and be ready for the hot summer months in Perth.

Dave from Hocking called us because his bore was tripping. We sent our Dave, the electrician, to test the 1.5 kw submersible motor. It tested OK.  The pump was also running OK but after a while the start box overload tripped so Dave bypassed the faulty overload.

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Also there were 6 programs with 6 start times in each, now there is only one program with one start time. The reticulation now comes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6 am for 10 mins on the 7 stations.

So Dave’s sprinklers are now coming on and he is all organised for summer.

General Lawn Sprinkler

So if you are in Hocking or the surrounding areas of Wangara or Wanneroo and your water bore needs fixing call Troy on 9246 0111 or book an online service HERE

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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