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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?

If you have a submersible garden water bore in the Perth Metropolitan area, we can install a tap off your bore. A tap from a water bore commonly has very high volume that is good for hand watering.

Bore Tap

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

If you would like to find our more about getting a tap fitted to your garden bore in the Perth and Peel region call 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.

Virgin Bores: Water Bores Perth | Bore Drilling and Pump Installation …

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

Water bore Meadow Springs

Recently we drilled a relatively shallow 16 metre water bore in Meadow Springs, south of Perth. Meadow Springs is a suburb of Mandurah, immediately northeast of central Mandurah.

Water bore coastal
New water bore Meadow Springs

The bores drilled in the Meadow Springs area are relatively shallow as there are some salt concerns further down. This bore was drilled through mainly limestone and sand using a trailer mounted rotary mud drilling rig. This is an excellent drilling rig to use when there is not much space and it is perfect for bores up to 40 metres in most Perth suburbs.

This Meadow Springs bore has a 1.1 kw stainless steel submersible pump that was connected to the client’s existing reticulation system.

We have drilled many water bores in the Meadow Springs and Mandurah area. Call us on 9246 0111 or to research your submersible water bore in the Mandurah area check out our main website

 

Leak Detection

Do you think you might have a leak in your reticulation, sprinkler system or anywhere else in your home? There is a simple test you can do yourself or call us on 9246 0111

Detecting a water leak
Checking the reading on your meter

Make sure you turn off all taps inside and outside the home and check there are no visible leaks. Make sure the dishwasher, washing machine, evaporative air conditioner and garden reticulation controller are not in use. Also make sure your toilet cistern is not filling after a recent flush.
Then go to your water meter and record the black and red numbers on your water meter (write down or photograph). Wait 30 minutes, making sure no water is being used and record the reading again. If it has changed you probably have a leak.
Clues that the leak may be in the garden area are wet patches or very green localized patches in your lawn. Of course if your reticulation system is fed from a bore this cannot be a cause. If your reticulation system is fed from mains water there should be a separate gate valve, often near the water meter, that can be used to isolate the retic as a potential leak.
Our reticulation mobile service team are leak detection experts and can locate and fix the leak in the garden. If the leak is inside the home there is a list of recommended Waterwise plumbers on the Water Corporation website.
If you have a leak or any issue with your reticulation system in Perth call Troy on 9246 0111 or read more on our website HERE