Category Archives: Repair water bore Perth

Repair and Maintain Old Wells Perth

 

We look after this old style well in the Southern Perth suburb of Applecross pictured here hidden in the large back yard of a quarter acre block.

Applecross old style well

The old well was dug in the 1950’s and has 4 concrete well liners with a three horsepower pump at the bottom of the well.

It has a hydro indexing valve which is very usual to see in a Perth reticulation system. Even the curious magpie has stopped to have a look. 

Fimco Hydro Indexing Valve seen at front of picture 

The system uses 2 zones one at the front and one at the rear. Instead of solenoid valves it uses the hydro indexing valves to change from one zone to another each time the system is turned on.

We have had twenty years experience repairing old wells in Applecross and the surrounding Perth suburbs of Ardross and Mount Pleasant. Call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website HERE

Abundant supply of water in Applecross garden

As you can see this Applecross home has a beautiful green garden and lawn with a plentiful supply of water.

Drill Water Bore in Driveway

When we are called to a Perth home to repair a water bore, we need to know that location of the water bore hole.

It is great when the home owner knows the location of their water bore. If the home owner has bought a home with a bore they may not know.

The modern submersible water bores have a green lid which can we covered with lawn, garden bed or as you see here aggregate or liquid limestone in a driveway. The water bore is normally drilled in a drive way if there is tight access for the drilling rig in the garden and lawn of the home.

Tight access for water bore - drill in drive way
Water Bore drilled in driveway of Perth home

Water bore covered by green lid
Green lid covering water bore

Adam will cut the bore casing down to below ground level then install the submersible pump and green bore box over the top. Once our electrician has connected it up and we connect to reticulation the paving or the driveway cut out will be put back and everything tidied up.

Water Bore cover
Cover for water bore

It is worth noting that it is the old-style wells that come with a tin lid that looks like a witches hat.

So if you are buying a house with a water bore get as many details as you can about the bore like location and depth so that if your water bore needs repair you can call us on 9246 0111 and we can do the best job possible.

Repair Root Damage Water Bore Perth

Roots are never a water bores friend. We think these are probably ficus roots.

They certainly cause a problem if incorrect bore construction allows them to get inside bore casing taking the easiest route to water.

We repair water bore with root damage
Repair Perth bore with root damage

When we were called to service this Perth water bore we found a different type of root damage. Here the surface roots had strangled the old conduit carrying the 240 v cabling to the bore, interrupting the power supply.

We are up for the challenge when you call us to repair your Perth water bore.

Our specialist bore service electrician located and fixed the problem getting the bore up and running in short time. No wonder this bore had been tripping the circuit breaker. Call us for any Perth bore repairs 92460111 or book a bore repair here

Repair Water Bore Noranda

We have been repairing water bores in the Perth Metro area for nearly 20 years. With modern technology your Perth bore should last many years but if you do have a problem we can fix it.

We drill and repair water bores in all Perth suburbs
Fully equipped vans in all suburbs of Perth

We have repaired many water bores in the Noranda area and surrounding suburbs of Malaga and Beechboro.

Noranda Malaga Beechboro bore repair
We repair water bores in Noranda

 

Call us on 9246 0111 if you are in the Noranda area and your water bore needs repair or read more about repairing your water bore here

ALSO our drilling teams from Virgin Water bores have drilled many water bores in the Noranda area. Most recently a 20 metre borehole with a long life submersible pump and motor. We installed 100mm slotted casing to the bottom 6 metres of the bore and the rest was class 9 plain casing. The slotted casing was gravel packed to enhance filtration.

What does a Pressure Release Valve do?

Pressure Release Valve

Pictured is a pressure release valve or they can be referred to as a pressure relief valve. It is designed to open and release water if the pump is started and the water has nowhere to go.

They are often used when we install a tap connected to a water bore. The valve is spring-loaded and set to open if there are any mishaps with the bore pump running and the tap being accidentally closed.

Also if your solenoid valves in your water bore reticulation fail to open and the pump is running the Pressure Release Valve allows the water to escape and helps prevent damage.

Pressure Release Valves are either preset or calibrated and adjustable. If the submersible pumps is run whilst the water flow is overly restricted or shut off (dead-headed) there could be overheating of the pump motor, in turn causing the rising poly main which  carries the water up from the pump to get hot blowing a hole in the side of the softened pipe.

If your water bore needs repair in the Perth area call us on 9246 0111 or book an online service HERE