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Install Tap & Pressure Release Valve on Water Bore

We recently drilled a modern submersible water bore in the Perth suburb of Waikiki.

Subsequently Jack attended to connect the bore to the client’s exsisting reticulation system and disconnect from mains water. He then installed a tap and pressure release valve for our Waikiki client. A tap using bore water is useful and it is also usually high volume.

You can see the PRV in this picture on the vertical PVC piping of the tap. The PRV is a safeguard against ‘deadheading’ the bore pump.

Bore tap and pressure release valve

If you live in Waikiki or the surrounding suburbs of Safety Bay or Rockingham and are considering a water bore, call Troy on 9246 0111

Water Bore Repair Perth

Bore repair experts in a suburb near you

We often get comments on the brightly coloured Virgin Bores vans (with the flower) out and about on streets of Perth.

Our mobile service teams are able to fix your domestic water bore or reticulation problems. We replace modern submersible pumps in Perth. We fix all types of bores and reticulation. Our experience will save you time and money. We can advise you on insurance claims for your bore repair.

Reticulation repair Perth

Family Business servicing Western Australians for over 20 years

We are fully equipped and ready to help with any garden bore problems. Call us on 9246 0111 and our expert and friendly tradesman will be at your front door ready to help.

Burnt Capacitor City Beach

One of our customers in City Beach was reporting low pressure on his garden bore

We sent our reticulation guy who said it is popping the overload and it was working when he first got there,

So we sent our electrician who found the capacitor in the start box had melted as you can see in this picture.

Burnt Capacitor

So he swapped the capacitor and the relay and all is working.

If you need your modern submersible bore repaired in City Beach or the surrounding suburbs of Wembley or Scarborough call 9246 0111 or go to our website www.virginbores.com.au

Can I get a tap for my Garden Bore?

The answer is YES.

If you have a submersible water bore in your garden we can install a tap that runs off your bore. A tap from a water bore commonly has very high volume that is great for hand watering during hot Perth summers.

Bore Tap

Jean had a tap fitted to her garden bore and was very pleased with the results

Want a tap fitted to your garden bore in the Perth and Peel region call Troy on 9246 0111 and we will run you through what is involved.

Water Bores Perth

Virgin Water Bores love looking after their customers and love 5 Star reviews.

Five Star Google Review

“The team at Virgin Bores were simply fantastic and good people to deal with. 

From David, who made the quote process painless and kept us informed along the way, to the drilling crews and Craig the electrician – they are genuine people who care about their work and obviously felt a lot of loyalty and respect for the company. When things got a little stressful towards the end, Troy came through with great communication and responsiveness. 

Highly recommend this family feel company”

Contact Virgin Bores

Save money and have the best garden and the greenest lawn in the street and call Troy 9246 0111 or visit the website here.

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Drilling Rig Perth

Drilling new Water Bore Perth

Green access lids at the top of submersible water bores.

We drill modern submersible water bores in the Perth metro area from 18 metres and as deep as 40 metres.

Drilling the submersible water bore normally takes about a day and as you see here the top of the bore is covered by a green access lid just surface level of the ground so it can then be covered by lawn. Invisible!

We can also drill in a driveway and cover.

Important to keep a record of where the water bore is located just in case it needs repair in the future.

Call Troy on 9246 0111 if you would like to save money on your water bill with a modern submersible water bore,

Automate Old Bore Perth

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.

Can I have a garden tap with my submersible water bore?

Most commonly Perth water bores are connected to the clients existing reticulation. We are able to install a manual tap if requested. The bore tap is usually high pressure and can be used for hand watering and numbers of other things.

People need to realise its only irrigation quality water, not “tap” drinking quality water from the scheme.

Handy bore tap

Can I have a tap from my bore? Sure you can.

We have installed 2 bore taps this week.

Above, Tom installed a brass tap and pressure release valve to this new 22 metre deep submersible bore we just drilled in Morley.

Tom also installed another one to this new 29 metre submersible bore we just completed in Quinns Rocks(above). We install a larger than normal tap to fit a bigger 20mm hose to accommodate the extra flow from a bore.

If we can help you call us on 9246 0111.

Centrifugal Bore Pump Troubleshooting Guide

Centrifugal Bore Pump
Centrifugal Bore Pump

The following diagnostic guide applies when your centrifugal pump motor is running but water problems exist.

For any bore pump problems call us on 9246 0111 seven days a week for telephone advice or to book a service  Perth metro-wide. You can also visit our main website here.

(If pump is not starting at all then an electrical problem exists not covered in this guide. Call to book  a visit from one of our water bore / pump specialist electricians who have all the necessary tools for diagnosis or repair of pump electrical problems. More info covered here .)

Pump runs but no water?

  • Priming –  suction pipe not completely filled with water.
  • The check valve has failed
  • Discharge head too much – depth to water beyond pump range.
  • Suction lift too high.  Suction pipe may be too small or long, causing excessive friction loss.
  • The Impeller is blocked.
  • Suction pipe/screen/strainer completely blocked.
  • Pump motor running in reverse (check direction).
  • Air pocket in suction line.
  • Air leaks in suction line and/or shaft seal, gland packing.
  • Discharge line closed off, solenoid valve not opening or gate valve closed.

Poor flow?

  • Priming – casing and suction pipe not completely filled with liquid.
  • Discharge head higher than anticipated.  Check friction loss in piping.
  • Suction lift too high.  Suction pipe may be too small or long and causing excessive friction loss.
  • Impeller partially plugged.
  • Suction pipe/screen /strainer partially blocked.
  • Pump motor running in reverse (check direction).
  • Air pocket in suction line.
  • Air leaks in suction line and/or shaft seal, gland packing.
  • Foot valve too small.
  • Suction pipe not into the  water enough after draw-down.
  • Mechanical faults such as the Impeller damaged, gland-packing of shaft seal damaged or wear rings worn.

Water pumps OK then stops?

  • Leak in suction line.
  • Leakage of air into pump casing.
  • Air pocket in suction line.
  • Suction lift too high.
  • Insufficient groundwater.

Not Enough Pressure?

  • Speed to low.
  • Air in water.
  • Wrong impeller diameter.
  • Mechanical fault – Wear rings worn. Impeller damaged. Shaft seal or gland-packing damaged.
  • Wrong direction of rotation.

Water pumps OK then stops but pump still running

  • Leak in suction line.
  • Leakage of air into pump casing.
  • Air pocket in suction line.
  • Suction lift too high.

Pump is noisy.

  • Hydraulic noise – cavitation,  too much suction head.
  • Mechanical Faults including  – pump and drive unit out of alignment ,rotating elements binding, shaft bent, bearings worn.

Pump leaks .

  • Gland Packing worn/loose. Shaft seal damaged.
  • Packing incorrectly inserted or not properly run in.
  • Shaft scored.
  • Housing damaged.

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