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Submersible Bore Pump Replacement Carramar

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

Supply and Install Tap and PRV

Tap and PRV Brabham 

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.

Water bore Brabham 

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)

Repair Shared Bore Ocean Reef

Driving around Perth at the moment you will see people back in their front yards pottering, weeding and checking their water bore and reticulation sprinklers.

David in Ocean Reef has a shared modern Sumoto submersible water bore with his neighbour.

He called us on 9246 0111 when his bore was not starting on his side but his neighbours was working. They have a Sumoto submersible pump.

We sent out our specialist bore electrician, Dave.

Fixed water bore by replacing fuse in retic box
Fuse in retic controller replaced

The 1 amp glass fuse in the reticulation controller was blown. He replaced and all is working OK.

We suspect there may be an intermittent fault in the 24 volt start wiring of the shared bore coming from the neighbours retic controller

If your Perth water bore or reticulation needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website here

Water Bore Floreat

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.

Connect retic to new water bore
Connecting the new bore to the existing retic system is usually all part of our job.
Water Bore New in Floreat
We disconnect the existing retic system from mains water before we plumb it in to the new water bore.
Water from new Floreat Water Bore
Virgin Water Bore’s customer now has their bore up and running

Reconnect Water Bore after Renovations

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.

Fremantle bore repairs
A bit of detective work and digging around this old bore in Fremantle uncovered what needed doing

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.

Fremantle Water Bore

Fix bore Fremantle
The submersible bore was in a concrete pit filled with sand and barely visible.

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

Repair Root Damage Water Bore Perth

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.

We repair water bore with root damage
Repair Perth bore with root damage

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

Bore Repair Greenwood

Bore problem Greenwood

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.

We fixed RCD that was tripping while retic being used
A customer’s RCD was tripping when she was using her retic

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.

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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.

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Submersible Bores should never be covered by sand

This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.

Can we help you repair your modern submersible water bore? Call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore Repair here

Repair Submersible Water Bore Gosnells

 

Chris lives in Gosnells and his modern submersible water bore 2 horsepower 3 phase motor was tripping.

We sent in our specialist bore electrician Dave to test the motor and it tested fusion.

As you can see the bore head has a large gate valve so it took a bit of digging and mucking around.

Adam then returned and replaced the 1.5 KW 3 phase motor, wet-end and cable.

Dave then returned and fitted new junction box. He ran and tested and all OK

Chris Gosnells Borehead

Thanks so much to Chris for the following review. We are a family run and have been in the business for nearly 20 years and love to look after our customers,

Chris Gosnells Review

If we can help you call us on 9246 0111 or we can call you

Repair Water Bore Leeming

Mel asked us to look at the modern submersible water bore at his son’s house south of the river in Leeming.

Top of water bore in Leeming
Leeming submersible water bore

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.

Repair water bore Leeming

Our service teams will return to replace the motor so the householders bore and reticulation will be up and running.

If your modern submersible water bore needs repair south of the river call us on 9246 0111 or we will ring you about your bore repair

Bore Not Starting Tapping

Mark from Tapping phoned us on 9246 0111 to say his bore was not working.

We sent our specialist bore electrician Dave to test the single phase two wire motor which tested OK. Good news!

Borehead of Tapping water bore
Top of Tapping water bore

He found the 24 volt relay was faulty and replaced it for new. All is working again on 3 stations with all readings OK.

Tapping water bore repaired
Tests OK after relay replaced

If you live in the Tapping area or the surrounding suburbs of Wanneroo, Banksia Grove or Joondallup and your modern submersible water bore or old well is not working and needs repair call us on 9246 0111

FYI (source Wikipedia)

Tapping is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Wanneroo. It came into being in the early 1990s as a subdivision of Wanneroo, originally as part of the Carramar estate. Tapping was chosen as the suburb name in honour of an early settler family in the Wanneroo area. Mr William Tapping arrived in 1886 and Molly and Dolly Tapping were long time Postmistresses in Wanneroo. The name for the suburb was approved in 1997.