Category Archives: Old style well

Old Bore Well Needs Repair Dianella

Jeremy from Dianella phoned us this week saying that the pump on his old style bore well was tripping and was in need of repair.

Our specialist water bore electrician was the man for the job! There was one well liner and it was in the back yard. Most of the bores in the lower lying parts of Dianella are quite shallow. Some up on the hill can be very deep!

old bore Dianella repaired
The isolation switch on the side of this bore well was faulty.

Although the three phase centrifugal pump motor tested OK there was a dead short between phases and the isolator had burnt out wiring.

Bore pump fixed Dianella
This bore pump isolation switch in the well was the culprit

Dave replaced the isolator and renewed all the wiring and the bore pump is working again.

If you have a bore problem and need to get an old style well with a tin lid repaired call us on 9246 0111 or visit our website HERE

Centrifugal Pump Motor Broken Thornlie

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

Thornlie Blog 1

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 for Parkwood

We have a client in Parkwood who is getting a modern submersible water bore. They live opposite this beautiful park.

New water bore drilled opposite this park Perth suburb Parkwood
Replacing old well opposite this park in Parkwood

It is 3 metres to groundwater and there is 22.5 metres of water at their Parkwood home. We will drill 16 to 22 metres and use a good quality stainless steel submersible pump and motor.

The new submersible water bore will replace the old style well with a tin lid that he dug and sludge pumped over 30 years ago (pictured below) These shallow old style wells are commonly seen in Parkwood, Ferndale and Lynwood area. We will replace old style well with a new water bore which is not visible from the surface.

Old well in Parkwood dug 30 years ago
Parkwood well style bore
Replaced old style well with modern water bore
We replaced this well with a modern water bore

We will install 100 ml slotted casing to the bottom 6 metres of the bore. We will pack the slotted casing with drillers gravel to enhance water filtration. We will also air develop. This is particularly important as the area has uncertain ground conditions and potential clays. We have drilled a number of bores in the Parkwood area and surrounds.

We also have teams repairing waterbores in the Parkwood and surrounding areas of Lynwood, Langford and Canning Vale and installing and repairing reticulation.

Call us on 9246 0111 or if you live in the Parkwood area and would like to discuss replacing an old well with a new style submersible water bore there is more information HERE

Automate old style wells 

 

Our specialist service  automate old well bores to start from modern reticulation controllers and replace manual gate valves with automatic solenoid valves. Our specialist team automated this old well in High Wycombe. Last week we automated old style wells in High Wycombe, Waterford, Bentley and Karawara. Sing out if you want help automating your bore and give Troy a call on 92460111.

Enjoy holidays away without worry. We service and repair anything to do with bores or retic systems all over Perth.

Fix old well Nedlands?

We do see some picturesque scenes in some beautiful Perth gardens.

Underneath this tin lid in a lovely Nedlands garden is an old style well. The ladder goes down about 15 metres to a pump. One of our specialist team diagnosed that the pump had failed.

Given the age and condition the best solution here is to start again with a new submersible bore and stainless steel pump. The garden will soon be enjoying fresh groundwater again.

If you have an old style well with a tin lid in Nedlands or the surrounding areas of Dalkeith, Mosman Park or Cottesloe and would like to talk about the costs of a new submersible water bore call David on 9246 0111.

If your Nedlands old style well can be repaired we can also help. For more information HERE

Fix old well North Perth

We fix old style wells in the North Perth area. These old style wells have concrete liners, a visible tin lid and a centrifugal pump. Call us on 9246 0111.

We marvelled at the workmanship of this North Perth well which we think is about 50 years old. The water delivery had become sluggish and the centrifugal pump appeared to be running backwards. Our specialist electrician attended to see if the phases have been reversed on the incoming 3 phases.

We specialise in fixing old style wells. If the well is beyond help we would be able to drill a new style sleek submersible water bore.

If your North Perth well is broken call Troy on 9246 0111 or if you are considering a modern submersible water bore call Dave on 9246 0111 or more information on old style wells and new submersible water bores HERE

Old well lost prime Rivervale

 

This old style well in Rivervale has stopped pumping water and has lost prime. We got a call  on 9246 0111 from a client on Sunday who is selling his investment property in Rivervale.

His old style well in Rivervale has stopped pumping water with the he pump running  but no water was coming out. “My bore sounds like it is doing something – very noisy but no water coming out”. The homeowner kindly sent us some pics of the bore pump and well to help us work out the problem.

It is most likely a priming issue of some description. An air leak in the pump is a possibility as the client said the Perth bore pump ran dry for a while. This causes the metal housing to overheat which in turn can heat up the PVC pipe and distort it breaking the threaded seal and letting air in.

The cause may be a failed check valve, leak in the down borehole pipe or it may even be too far to the groundwater level in Rivervale at this time of year.

We will attend Rivervale on Monday and sort the problem as the client is in the process of selling the house. If we can help you with fixing an old well in Rivervale, Kewdale, Belmont or surrounds call on 9246 0111.

All service pumps, wells or bores anywhere in Perth. Happy to take your call 7 days a week or book an online service HERE

Old well lost prime
Old well lost prime
Stalker pump in well
Stalker pump in well

Old Well New Submersible Pump

This old well in Myaree has had a carport built over the top. We are looking at converting it to a submersible pump which will be accessed by a hatch in the new liquid limestone floor. Call 9246 0111.

Replace Myaree well with old tin lid
Old style well in Myaree to be replaced

If have been in the business nearly 20 years and have extensive knowledge in Myaree and the surrounding areas of Melville and Booragoon.

If you live in the Myaree area and have an old well and would like to consider a modern submersible water bore call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE