Category Archives: Water bore

Repair Water Bore and Retic Perth

Our water bore and reticulation repair teams are on the road and are fully equipped when you call us on 9246 0111. We will give expert, prompt and friendly service.

Repair retic and water bores Perth
We will repair retic and water bore promptly and efficiently

You may see Adam out and about in the Renault. This small truck is ideal for carrying lots of black poly, our winch, pumps and all other equipment needed to repair your Perth water bore.

Adam will also pull up in your driveway if you have had a new bore drilled by the Virgin Water Bores team to install bore pump OR if your submersible pump needs to be pulled to the surface for service or repair.

Call us on 9246 0111 if your water bore needs repair.

NB During winter sprinkler switch off bore water users are allowed to flush sprinkler systems once a week on their normal rostered days and time for 2 minutes a station.

Repair water bore Perth
We will repair your water bore and be off to our next client

Winter is a great time to do any service and repair on your reticulation and water bores in Perth as we are not as busy as summer. If you are interested in getting a new bore there are also winter specials if you call Virgin Water Bores on 9246 0111 or check us out here

 

 

 

Bore Repair Greenwood

Bore problem Greenwood

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.

We fixed RCD that was tripping while retic being used
A customer’s RCD was tripping when she was using her retic

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.

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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.

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Submersible Bores should never be covered by sand

This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.

Can we help you repair your modern submersible water bore? Call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore Repair here

Bore Repair Lockridge

We have nearly 20 years experience in installing, repairing and servicing water bores in the Perth Metropolitan area. This means we have a depth of knowledge and experience to tackle any challenge.

Reticulation Connection in Lockridge

BUT not all bore connections are as hard as this one in Lockridge!

Connect new bore to older reticulation connection
Lockridge reticulation has to be connected to new bore

Our client was a church in Lockridge. We drilled a modern submersible water bore replacing their old style well with a tin lid.

Jack disconnected this retic system from the old bore and connected it to the new submersible bore we have just drilled.

As you can see all the fittings were waist deep in an old pit. Not pretty but nice work Jack!

Lockridge water bore connection to reticulation
Connection of old reticulation system to new water bore

So anywhere in the area Lockridge, Eden Hill or Kiara if you your water bore needs repair or you would like a new submersible water bore, call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website here

Gravel Packing Water Bore

 

To safeguard the construction of a modern submersible water bore in the Perth metropolitan area water bores should be gravel packed. Read more about gravel packing water bores HERE

To help keep sands and silts out of a modern domestic water bore we use driller’s gravel. Gravel packing a modern submersible water bore is an important part of good bore construction.

If you have been thinking about a Perth water bore to save money and have the best garden in the street call us on 9246 0111

Bore Not Starting Tapping

Mark from Tapping phoned us on 9246 0111 to say his bore was not working.

We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to test the single phase two wire motor which tested OK. Good news!

Borehead of Tapping water bore
Top of Tapping water bore

He found the 24 volt relay was faulty and replaced it for new. All is working again on 3 stations with all readings OK.

Tapping water bore repaired
Tests OK after relay replaced

If you live in the Tapping area or the surrounding suburbs of Wanneroo, Banksia Grove or Joondallup and your modern submersible water bore or old well is not working and needs repair call us on 9246 0111

FYI (source Wikipedia)

Tapping is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. It came into being in the early 1990s as a subdivision of Wanneroo, originally as part of the Carramar estate. Tapping was chosen as the suburb name in honour of an early settler family in the Wanneroo area. Mr William Tapping arrived in 1886 and Molly and Dolly Tapping were long time Postmistresses in Wanneroo. The name for the suburb was approved in 1997.

New Retic System West Swan

As well as servicing and repairing reticulation and water bores in the West Swan area. Virgin Bores install water bores and reticulation in the Swan Valley and surrounding suburbs including Viveash and Ellenbrook.

This reticulation installation job in West Swan was completed last week. This pretty bush garden is now reticulated and ready for summer. It took our guys David and Jack a few days to complete and everyone was pleased with the result.

If you want to get a new reticulation system in the West Swan area call David on 9246 0111 or get a reticulation quote 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.

Coastal garden watered with bore
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

Water bore in Yokine or Tuart Hill area

The Yokine area has many water bores
Water bores in the Yokine area

We sent a customer in Tuart Hill a quote several months ago for a new water bore at his home in Tuart Hill.

He kept the quote and recently contacted us asking if the quote was still current. We attended on site to discuss where we would drill and cut in to  exsisting reticulation.

The ground conditions call for a 39 metre bore. Water bearing ground is around 27 metres deep and we will drill 12 metres into water.

We have done many bores in the Yokine and Tuart Hill area so if you would like to discuss a water bore for your home call 9246 0111 or if you live in Tuart Hill and would like a new submersible water bore that would save you money get more details HERE