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Gravel Packing Water Bore

 

To safeguard the construction of a modern submersible water bore in the Perth metropolitan area water bores should be gravel packed. Read more about gravel packing water bores HERE

To help keep sands and silts out of a modern domestic water bore we use driller’s gravel. Gravel packing a modern submersible water bore is an important part of good bore construction.

If you have been thinking about a Perth water bore to save money and have the best garden in the street call us on 9246 0111

Bore Tripping in Hocking

A modern submersible water bore saves money and is normally low in maintenance.

If something does go wrong with your water bore, call us on 9246 0111 and we will help you fix it and be ready for the hot summer months in Perth.

Dave from Hocking called us because his bore was tripping. We sent our Dave, the electrician, to test the 1.5 kw submersible motor. It tested OK.  The pump was also running OK but after a while the start box overload tripped so Dave bypassed the faulty overload.

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Also there were 6 programs with 6 start times in each, now there is only one program with one start time. The reticulation now comes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6 am for 10 mins on the 7 stations.

So Dave’s sprinklers are now coming on and he is all organised for summer.

General Lawn Sprinkler

So if you are in Hocking or the surrounding areas of Wangara or Wanneroo and your water bore needs fixing call Troy on 9246 0111 or book an online service HERE

Fix shared bore Mindarie

The phones are hotting up with Perth gardeners getting ready for another beautiful summer in the best city in the world!

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This Mindarie bore box lid was flush with the lawn

We had a call last week from a Mindarie resident whose water bore needed repair.

It was a shared bore with a neighbour and they were keen to get it fixed pronto. Sharing a water bore is a great idea as it halves the costs. More shared bore info here.

Our specialist bore electrician, Dave, attended and tested and found the 1.1 KW submersible motor was fused.

He made a number of recommendations. Replace the bore cable down the hole, renew the junction box at the top of the bore, rewire bore to house and replace the submersible motor, start box and wet-end (pump). Mindarie-2-.jpg

Troy forwarded this Mindarie customer the details of what was needed to have a flourishing sea side garden this summer.

Call Troy on 9246 0111 or check out our clear and informative website HERE

Happy Water bore customer in Girrawheen 

“Excellent work from the team at Virgin Bores.  Thanks to Brett for organising the job so quickly. The bore was installed and completed within one week of getting the go ahead. All the workers and subbies did a great job and keep us  informed of when they are going to be on site.  Highly recommended, ten out of ten stars. Very much appreciated”
Thanks Wendy and John for their great feedback regarding their new submersible water bore in the Girrawheen area. We have drilled and installed many water bores in the area including surrounding areas like Westminister, Warwick and Marangaroo over many years.
if you are interested in talking to our team about a modern submersible water bore find more information HERE or call us on 9246 0111
Water Bore Drilling and service
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Submersible bore Aubin Grove

We will be drilling a new submersible water bore for this front yard in Aubin Grove. We visited to check out where we are going locate the water bore (pictured).

Spot for new water bore Aubin Grove
Location of water bore Aubin Grove property

We have drilled many water bores in Aubin Grove area and know the groundwater in the area well. The start of water bearing ground is about 5.5 metres below this block.

We will drill this customer an 18 metre modern submersible water bore. The new water bore would be concealed beneath the lawn and covered by a small rectangular green lid.

The bore will be drilled by a modern and powerful rotary mud drilling rig.

Our client works in IT and is going to interface the single phase bore pump start box to be automatically controlled by his fully programmable “open source” reticulation controller that he imported from the USA.

"Open Sprinkler" imported from the US
Open Source reticulation controller Aubin Grove

If you live in Aubin Grove, Hammond Park, Success or Atwell and you would like a water bore at your home call us on 9246 0111.

We also repair water bores, design and install new reticulation systems and repair reticulation in Aubin Grove, Hammond Park, Success and Atwell. If you live in the area and have any questions go to our information packed website HERE

Retic Controller Replacement

Our reticulation mobile service teams cover the Perth metropolitan area so if you need a new reticulation controller we can help you promptly, simply call 9246 0111.

Type of retic controller is "Rain Dial"
Rain Dial reticulation controller

We carry parts and can replace your reticulation controller whether it is hard wired or it is a plug pack model that is plugged into a power point. We can replace reticulation  controllers that run mains water or water from a submersible water bore. Pictured are a coupe of types of retic controllers but there are many available we can talk you through.

Perth Reticulation controller
Pro 469 Reticulation controller

If your Perth reticulation controller needs replacing call us on 9246 0111 with details of your controller and we can give you an idea of a fully installed replacement.

 

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Reticulation and drilling Perth

 

 

Bore and Retic Service – Experience Pays

We uncovered this curious old valve in a job south of the river. The younger retic serviceman on the job had never seen one before.

They are actually a Fimco Hydro Indexing Valve rarely seen in Perth home reticulation systems anymore.  This model can handle 4 zones or stations on a reticulation system. These cam-operated valves were used to split up the water delivery from some older well style bores around Perth. No wires or electronics involved.

Indexing valve old style
Old style indexing valve

 

Each time the bore started the valve opening would move around to divert water to one of four downward facing delivery pipes that can’t be seen clearly in this picture.

We have the knowledge and experience to solve any Perth bore or reticulation problem. You can visit our main website here or call 9246 0111 to book a service visit.