We are presently automating the reticulation systems in two adjacent Duncraig homes.
They share an old style bore which had been operated by a manual switch. So far we have installed a separate automatic reticulation controller on each property and are replacing the old manual gate valves with automatic solenoid valves (3 solenoids on one property and 5 on the other).
The retic system at one house hadn’t been used for 20 years so fingers crossed when we give it a well overdue service and some TLC!
We are up for a challenge,
If you need help automating your old style well or modern submersible water bore call Troy on 9246 0111.
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.
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.
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.
This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.
As the weather starts to improve Perth people start testing their reticulation and water bores getting ready for summer. Today we had calls from Manning and City Beach from customers whose reticulation needed repair. Call us on 9246 0111 to get your water bore or reticulation ship shape for spring/summer.
This week there was lots of blue sky and it was a beautiful day when Dave our electrician and Jack our serviceman were working hard to connect a recently drilled submersible bore to this new home. A bit of surface limestone would trouble mere mortals but Dave will triumph!
If we can assist with repair or installation of a water bore or reticulation call us for a chat on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE
Our mobile service teams do prompt repairs to ALL TYPES of Water Bores & Reticulation Sprinkler Systems Perth metro-wide. Free phone advice. Our experience saves you time and money. Bore repair HOTLINE 1300 734 300 North of River: Troy 0408454130 South of River: Brett 0411511611