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.
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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.
If your bore pump needs replacing and you live in Carramar or the surrounding suburbs of Wanneroo, Joondalup or Neerabup we can help you on 9246 0111.
Replace Water Bore Pump Perth
Submersible pumps are very reliable and normally don’t require any pre-emptive maintenance or repair. However, on occasion, they may be susceptible to lighting induction or fusion. It is best to get a specialist bore pump technician or electrician to repair or replace your submersible pump. It will save time and money when you do the job properly. We can also advise on whether any bore pump motor damage may be covered in your household insurance if you have fusion coverage.
Replace Water Bore Pump Carramar
Here we are replacing a 1.1 kW single phase submersible pump in the Perth suburb of Carramar. We also replaced 28 metres of downhole electrical cable with special rubberized bore cable and stainless steel draw wire in this 34 metre deep Carramar garden water bore.
Our specialist bore electrician will then return to install a junction box and test. Once the pump is up and running we will connect back to the reticulation and make sure all is OK.
If your Perth water bore and reticulation needs repair or replacement call us on 9246 0111 or get more information on bore repair HERE
Virgin Water Bores recently drilled, cased, developed and gravel packed a 18 metre submersible bore in the Perth suburb of Brabham.
A .75 kW submersible motor was used for the Brabham water bore.
In the next few days after the drilling the electrician and reticulation team connect the new water bore to existing reticulation and bore box.
As pictured, we also supplied and installed a tap and pressure release valve.
If we can help you with water bore repair in Brabham or a new water bore in Brabham, call Troy on 9246 0111 or find out more here
DID YOU KNOW – the Perth suburb of Brabham is in the City of Swan. It was formerly known as Henley Brook. It was gazetted in 2011 and was named after Australian Motor Racing Champion Sir Jack Brabham (Source: Wikipedia)
We repair and install many water bores and reticulation systems in the Floreat area.
Here we have drilled a water bore and our man Jack returned to connect to the existing reticulation system.
Call for a Water Bore quote 9246 0111
If you live in the Floreat area and would like to save money with a water bore call Virgin Water Bores on 9246 0111 or go to the website HERE
Most new bores we drill in Floreat are between 18 metres and 30 metres in depth depending on the properties elevation. Typically new submersible bores in Floreat cost between $3400 and $5500 depending on depth and size of submersible pump chosen.
If you have a submersible water bore and you are doing renovations, it is important to consider the water bore as part of your planning.
Old Fremantle Bore
We attended a job in North Fremantle that had an old submersible bore that was working before renovations but had not been reconnected.
We sent our electrician to test the motor and quote the on the cost of re-connection of the submersible water bore.
He found the motor tested OK but that it was an old installation with imperial sizes, no slack on the bore head cable and lots of limestone in ground and concrete around the house. It will be a challenging job to reconnect electrically.
There was a new start box needed to even test the bore itself was OK electrically as original start box was missing.
Once the bore is back up and running this one is to be wired just for manual operation as the owner intends to continue using it just manually from a hose. Later if it is connected to automatic reticulation we can install a reticulation controller.
If you are renovating and have a water bore, call us for advice on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE
We fix bores and retic in all Perth suburbs
We are in Fremantle and surrounds on a daily basis fixing bores and repairing reticulation sprinkler systems. You can also call us for any Perth suburb
Roots are never a water bores friend. We think these are probably ficus roots.
They certainly cause a problem if incorrect bore construction allows them to get inside bore casing taking the easiest route to water.
When we were called to service this Perth water bore we found a different type of root damage. Here the surface roots had strangled the old conduit carrying the 240 v cabling to the bore, interrupting the power supply.
We are up for the challenge when you call us to repair your Perth water bore.
Our specialist bore service electrician located and fixed the problem getting the bore up and running in short time. No wonder this bore had been tripping the circuit breaker. Call us for any Perth bore repairs 92460111 or book a bore repair here
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.
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.
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.
This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.
Mel asked us to look at the modern submersible water bore at his son’s house south of the river in Leeming.
We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to do a range of tests to work out the problem. He tested the single phase two wire submersible motor and found it was fused. The motor start winding is damaged by rupture of internal capacitor.
In some cases a fused motor can be claimed on the householders insurance.
Our service teams will return to replace the motor so the householders bore and reticulation will be up and running.
Our mobile service teams do prompt repairs to ALL TYPES of Water Bores & Reticulation Sprinkler Systems Perth metro-wide. Free phone advice. Our experience saves you time and money. Bore repair HOTLINE 1300 734 300 North of River: Troy 0408454130 South of River: Brett 0411511611