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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 bore Greenwood

David from Greenwood phoned us on 9246 0111 last week. We have installed and repaired many modern submersible water bores in the Greenwood, Madeley, Marangaroo and Warwick areas. His submersible pump motor was tripping.

We will talk your problems through on the phone and send the right tradesman so we can fix your modern submersible bore quickly and economically.

In this case we sent Dave our specialist water bore electrician. He has worked on literally thousands of water bores across the Perth metro area.

Greenwood water bore needs repair
Faulty water bore Greenwood

The customer’s  2 wire submersible motor was completely seized, when running it was drawing over 42 amps. It was a totally manual operation with plugs into an adjacent water proof power point which is fed by its’s own circuit breaker/RCD in meter box. All the other bore electrics tested OK.

Modern submersible water bore repaired
Greenwood water bore repair

So we returned to fit new barrel union, new cable down hole and new submersible pump wet-end.

David from Greenwood’s bore and retic are now ready for summer. How about you?

Call Troy on 9246 0111 or book a bore 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

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

Happy reticulation customer Carine

Ray from Carine was grateful for the work done on his retic by our reticulation repair team. He had phoned us on 9246 0111.

It was great he bothered to say thanks. Our specialist electrician tested circuits and found issues with solenoids which were replaced. He also tested the submersible motor. Our pump electricians have done thousands of jobs like this one all over Perth.
If you have issues with your solenoids or bore pump call Troy on 9246 0111 or check out our website

Good review Virgin Bores
Carine customer says thanks

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Water Bore Quote Leederville

Virgin Bores was quoting on a new submersible water bore in West Leederville when we spotted this fantastic recycling with an old mattress frame / springs used to make a vertical garden.

Great recycling with a vertical garden made mattress springs
Vertical garden made out of mattress inner springs

 

It makes a perfect frame for the plants to climb on. These plants will flourish with a new submersible water bore and the nutrient rich Perth bore water. The Perth coastal plain is generally ideal for bore water. Unlike the old fashioned wells with the tin lids a modern submersible bore is invisible and silent. It lasts and will save you money. Also with a water bore you can water your garden three days a week instead of two on mains water. Obviously you only water when needed.

A side shot of what a water bore looks like under ground
What a water bore looks like underground

If you would like talk to us about a new submersible bore check out our website HERE or call us on 9246 0111 7 days a week.

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.