Category Archives: Old style well

Automate old style wells 

We 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 in Nedlands or the surrounding areas call one of our specialist team on 92460111. We can repair or talk to you about a modern submersible water bore so you can continue saving on your water bill.

Fix old well North Perth

A customer called us regarding a problem with their old well in North Perth. These old style wells have concrete liners, a visible tin lid and a centrifugal pump.

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 submersible water bore call Brett on 9246 0111

Old well lost prime Rivervale

We got a call from a client on Sunday who is selling his investment property in Rivervale.

His old style well in Rivervale has stopped pumping water. The pump runs but no water comes 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 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. Our main website is http://www.virginbores.com.au

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