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Submersible Bore Tripping Mount Pleasant

James from Mount Pleasant phoned regarding his submersible pump that was tripping the circuit breaker.    (Call us anytime on 9246 0111 if you need help too)

The water bore was drilled in his driveway and it was very useful to know that the paver to show where the bore was located was a different color. As pictured the bore head was was covered by an old concrete lid pit.

Mt Pleasant submersible water bore needs repair
Head of submersible water bore under pavers in driveway

Our senior experienced bore electrician Dave reported the motor was about 8 years old. The 1.1 kw 2 wire subbie motor was dead short to earth and although the motor’s windings appeared to be intact the internal capacitor had ruptured. So we replaced it with a new 1.1 kw sunbmersible pump motor and replaced the start box and junction box.

Bore electrical junction box
We replaced the junction box too. This joins the cables coming up from the pump to the cables going to the house.

We have drilled and repaired many water bores in Mt Pleasant,  Applecross,  Bateman  Ardross and surrounds. We are very experienced with the conditions in the area. If your water bore or retic is in need of repair call us on 9246 0111 or check out our main website HERE

 

 

Bore Automation Old Well

Bore automation Bull Creek
Manual gate valve feeding front station from bore

Today we are visiting a client in Bull Creek about automating his old well.

At the moment he turns on the old well manually from the DOL starter near the metre box. He then turns on two manual gate valves near the old well to send water to the front and back of his Bull Creek home.

We will send our specialist bore election to fully automate the system. He will install a new reticulation controller to interface with the bore. He will also run cables to the gate valves and we will replace with automatic 24 volt solenoid valves turned on and off by the reticulation controller.

We are expert at the automation of water bores. For more information check out our website HERE or call Troy on 9246 011

Water bore start capacitor problem

We often get water bore repair calls where the problem turns out to be the start capacitor. Call on 9246 0111. 

Water bore start box and capacitor
Start capacitor and start box
Start capacitor in start box
Start capacitor in start box

In a single phase submersible bore pump the start capacitor is ordinarily in the 240 volt start box. Three phase submersible pumps do not have start capacitors. In some centrifugal pumps the capacitor can be mounted externally on the pump motor housing. It is surprising how often a faulty capacitor is missed as the cause of a bore pump problem particularly when tests are carried out by someone who is not specifically experienced in bore pump service work. Even trained general electricians can misdiagnose this simple problem.

Often a capacitor problem can spotted visually as it will commonly swell or rupture. A start capacitor should be perfectly cylindrical. Sometimes though a faulty capacitor can only be diagnosed by the serviceman actually testing it when disconnected. As the start box is mains powered it does need a licensed electrician or certified electrical worker to test and replace the start capacitor. Our specialist bore electrician Dave is expert at this. 

Burnt out start capacitor
Close up burnt bore start capacitor

One of our clients from Baldivis sent us these pics of inside his submersible water bore start box.

This is a single phase start box and is a particularly dramatic example of a blown start capacitor.

Burnt bore start capacitor Perth
Burnt bore start capacitor in start box

Our mobile bore service teams carry a variety of different size start capacitors and can quickly diagnose and fix this common bore problem. We repair water bores in all Perth suburbs, call us on 9246 0111 or book a service online

Electrical bore problem Beechboro

Our specialist bore electrician recently fixed a circuit breaker that was tripping in Beechboro. Call 9246 0111.

Dave, our electrician, tested the single phase submersible pump and all the electrical tests were OK but were marginal on this Beechboro water bore.

There was an old metal start-box which was rusted out and dangerous. He replaced and rewired the start box with a new 1.5 kw rated box with matching start capacitor. Dave replaced some dangerous connections at the bore head and retested everything. Given the apparent age of the submersible pump it will likely need replacing in the next few years. We have recommended that at that time the down hole electrical cable and stainless steel draw wire is also replaced.

Dave is an excellent bore electrician and ask him why one of our customers called him a “little treasure”

We have a wealth of experiencing servicing bores and pumps throughout Perth. Give us a call on 9246 0111 or visit HERE  for more information or if we can help you.

Water Bore Drilling and service
Reticulation and drilling Perth

 

Water bore faulty Perth

The sprinkler bans in Perth end at the end of August. We encourage you to only start using your Perth sprinklers when the garden needs it.

Perth bore owners have been out testing their water bores for the first time this spring. Some are faulty!

Electrical fault water bore
Bore electrical specialist working on submersible bore

We are hearing similar stories like  “I’m starting my bore and the circuit breaker is tripping or fuse is blowing, what should I do?”. We would send our specialist bore electrician Dave who has been doing this for years and is expert and experienced with water bores. He has special equipment to test the circuits & windings of the motor. We can do this without winching the pump up.

We remind our customers that if it is a fused bore pump motor it may be covered under household insurance. Also if the fault is storm related even damage from lightning induction that then this too may be subject to an insurance claim.

Submersible water bore from surface
Top of submersible water bore

To have the matter attended to first by specialist bore repairers who can correctly diagnose the fault and possible cause call the team on 9246 0111 or book an online service and read more about faulty water bores HERE

Submersible bore pump electrical

When a submersible pump is assembled one of the most critical thing to get  right is the electrical connection that will spend its life under water.  Our specialist bore electrician Dave will get it right – 9246 0111. 

Most submersible water bores in Perth have this underwater connection done using a  heat shrink kit. The submersible motor has a factory installed “blue lead”  which is connected to the electrical cable that will come all the way up from the pump to the bore head at the surface.

Crimping submersible bore electrical cable
Crimping submersible bore electrical cable

Seen here is the factory lead first being crimped to the electrical cable and then the waterproof heat shrink kit is applied. These are a series of sleeves which are essentially  shrunk over the cable joins provided a waterproof connection.

 Waterproof heat shrink joining motor lead to bore electrical cable
Waterproof heat shrink joining motor lead to bore electrical cable

A separate stainless steel cable holds the weight of the submersible pump so
no stress is placed on this electrical joint. Sometimes in old submersible bores incorrectly joined electrical cables can be a source of trouble. Our  bore electricians are well equipped to diagnose and repair any electrical
problem you may have with your bore or pump.

For repair or installation or replacement of submersible pumps in any Perth suburb call us on 9246 0111 or Troy on 0408 454 130. Further info about our Perth submersible water bore services and drilling of new bores can be found here.

Burnt start capacitor Ballajura

This week we got a call to our Perth bore service team from a customer in Ballajura.
He said he switched his submersible water bore on and the box on the wall made a noise, the bore stopped and smoke started coming out of the box.
Our bore electrician attended and, as suspected, the start capacitor had blown.

Bore and retic service Perth
Blown start capacitor

The capacitor was quite burnt as evidenced in these pictures. This one was a 40 micrtofarad start run capacitor operating a 1.1kw submersible Sumoto pump motor.

bore start box burnt out

Our electrician replaced the capacitor for the Ballajura customer from stock we carry in the van. The electrician also fixed the affected connections and this Ballajura water bore was up and running again with the customer all smiles.
If we can help you with your water bore repair call on 92460111 or go to our website HERE. We service submersible bores and the old style wells with centrifugal pumps. All Perth suburbs.

Getting my bore and reticulation ready for Perth’s summer

With some warm weather our phones (246 0111) are getting busier.

We are still in Perth winter total sprinkler bans but from the first of September you will be able to water 2 days a week on mains scheme water and three days a week if you have a modern submersible water bore.

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And remember to only run your sprinklers on your rostered watering day. From September 1 only turn your sprinklers on when needed. For more information here is a link to Water Corporation website

If your bore or reticulation needs repair in all Perth suburbs call us on 9246 011 or book a bore service on line HERE  or book a retic service on line HERE

Our mobile service teams repair and service water bores, reticulation and irrigation systems in any Perth suburb.

Testimonial from customer for Mirrabooka Water Bore.

Thanks very much for the good review from Jim for Virgin Bores.

Good review Virgin Bores
A customer says thank you for good service

We drilled Jim a water bore for him in Mirrabooka.

The water bore drillers did a 36 metre bore on a sloping block in Mirrabooka. The specialist electricians then connected the bore.

It is great to have a happy customer with his water bore in Mirrabooka.

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If you live in Mirrabooka or surrounding areas call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website HERE

We can install and repair water bores in the Mirrabooka area

Old Submersible Bore Cable

All submersible bores have electrical cable that goes down beneath the water table delivering mains power to the submersible pump (call us on 9246 0111)

It is important that the bore cable is sound and won’t allow water to get inside. Water ingress can lead to electrical failure of the motor or at best persistent tripping of the control equipment, circuit breaker or cause fuses to blow. Pictured is just part of this summer’s suspect or faulty electrical cable that has been replaced this year.

If you have a similar problem with your submersible bore our specialist water bore electricians have the experience, knowledge and equipment to diagnose the fault. Call us Perth metro wide 9246 0111 or visit our main website here

Different types of old electrical cable

We repair submersible water bores in any Perth suburbs. We are a family owned business and have been going in Perth for nearly 20 years.