My submersible pump running with no water
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.
Thanks very much to two bore service customers, Frank and Mike, for the great comments on the jobs we recently completed for them. We will pass the excellent feed-back onto our team. If one of our bore service team can help you call on 9246 0111.
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We would like to thank you all for the very prompt and efficient service. We were absolutely thrilled with your response to our initial enquiry, the no fuss follow up to look at the problem and the very quick and professional way you have handled the situation.
Its a long time since we dealt with tradesmen who have delivered on their promise – and more.
We would certainly not hesitate to recommend your services and will ensure that your company is added to our preferred list of contractors for our local club
A Doubleview customer sent us this picture of his submersible pump and 3 phase motor. He and his electrician had pulled it out of his very old 32 metre submersible bore hole. They had disassembled it and electrically tested the motor.
The motor needed replacing. We attended and replaced the motor and while we were at it a new submersible pump. We replaced all down hole electrical cable which we heat shrunk to the new motor lead. We also replaced his old frayed stainless steel draw-wire but reused the existing 40 mm poly rising mainline that delivers the water. The poly pipe was all good even after several decades of service. At the same time we dosed the bore with 20 litres of chlorine to help kill the iron oxide bacteria that was evident.
Finished off with a new bore box at the bore head, reconnected and all set to go. Most Doubleview water bores are in the 30 to 60 metre deep range as a consequence of Doubleview’s elevation. If you have any questions call our team on 9246 0111.
Most submersible bores in Perth have either a 1.1 kilowatt ( one and a half horsepower), 1.5 KW ( 2 HP ) or 2.2 KW ( 3 HP ) motor connected to a matching pump ( “wet-end” ) We can answer any questions on your submersible bore on 9246 0111
If the motor is a single phase then ordinarily it will have a start box mounted near the electrical meter box. This often has the kilowatts or horsepower marked on the front. These pictures show the common Sumoto pump start box where the kilowatt selection has been indicated in black markers. This one is 1.1 kilowatt.
For a three phase motor the only reliable way to determine the motor size is to pull up the motor and pump.
We repair modern submersible bores in all Perth suburbs.
If you need help with your submersible bore pump or electrical bore repairs in any Perth suburb give us a call on 9246 0111 or go HERE to learn more about submersible bore pumps
Our team was called out to winch up a submersible water bore pump. They phoned on 9246 0111.
If your submersible water bore is not working we can winch up the pump and work out what needs repairing.
We carry purpose built portable winches to easily pull up modern submersible pumps even in restricted access locations. This allows us to quickly replace or repair submersible pumps in Perth water bores. You can see on this video part of the process of winching a submersible bore pump.
If we can help you with your bore problem phone Troy on 9246 0111 or visit our main website on http://www.virginbores.com.au.
Some Perth bore owners are telling us their very old water bores are running out of water or that it runs for a minute or two then it runs out. We can help on 9246 0111.
This can be a a problem with the reticulation system or with the pump.
Commonly it is an issue with the yield of the bore itself and the pump is pumping water out faster than it is flowing in to the bore casing.
Many people think the bore is not deep enough. At times the water table does drop & it is a depth related issue. More often the stainless steel bore screen or slotted PVC bore casing has become blocked. Sometimes the ground around the bore has reduced the water it will “allow” to flow through it.
We would try air-developing, a process where large volumes of compressed air are pumped down the bore. We can also chemically clean and restore the bore with a combination of special cleaning compounds, surfactants and clay dispersants.
If your old Perth water bore is running out of water call us on 9246 0111 and we will talk through the problem or book a service online
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!
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.
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
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.
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
Our mobile service teams repair and service water bores, reticulation and irrigation systems in any Perth suburb.
It is great to hear from happy customers and hear good reviews. Thank you! 9246 0111
Our experienced bore electrician Dave attended Russell’s Kewdale property, checked his system and supplied and fitted a new reticulation controller.
We also attended Philip’s Carine property where we replaced his .75 kw 2 wire submersible motor / pump and tested that everything was OK.
“Thank you for your teams excellent work just prior to Christmas. Having the bore operational again has been fantastic. Once again thank you and I am happy to recommend your services to anyone. Regards Phillip.”
If we can assist you with specialist bore electrical advise or pump replacement visit our website HERE or phone Troy (ask him how his fishing is going) on 9246 0111