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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

Repair Water Bore Noranda

We have been repairing water bores in the Perth Metro area for nearly 20 years. With modern technology your Perth bore should last many years but if you do have a problem we can fix it.

We drill and repair water bores in all Perth suburbs
Fully equipped vans in all suburbs of Perth

We have repaired many water bores in the Noranda area and surrounding suburbs of Malaga and Beechboro.

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We repair water bores in Noranda

 

Call us on 9246 0111 if you are in the Noranda area and your water bore needs repair or read more about repairing your water bore here

ALSO our drilling teams from Virgin Water bores have drilled many water bores in the Noranda area. Most recently a 20 metre borehole with a long life submersible pump and motor. We installed 100mm slotted casing to the bottom 6 metres of the bore and the rest was class 9 plain casing. The slotted casing was gravel packed to enhance filtration.

Repair Old Well Queens Park

Dave our specialist bore electrician attended a job in Queens Park where it was reported the centrifugal pump for an old well wasn’t working.

The single phase Davey Boremaster tested OK so he replaced the 30 mf capacitor for new and the water bore is working again.

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However he did note on his report that there were distinct mechanical sounds and he was not sure how long the pump would last before it fails mechanically.

If your old well water bore needs repair and you are in Queens Park or the surrounding areas of Welshpool, Cannington or Bentley call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website

Repair Water Bore Trigg

The modern submersible water bore at property in the Perth coastal suburb of Trigg wasn’t working.

The reticulation controller seemed normal and the green light on side of bore start box was still coming on. Nothing tripping in meter box.

The man for the job was Dave, our bore electrician, who has been solving these sorts of mysteries for years.

He tested everything and found the fault with the illuminated green rocker switch on the bore control box

He isolated it and this Trigg modern submersible water bore and the reticulation now working with crystal clear water.

 

If your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or we will call you

Water Bore Baldivis

Our drilling team had a win recently we would love to tell you about.

They drilled a successful 32 metre modern submersible water bore through limestone and sand in the outer Perth suburb of Baldivis.

Drilling a modern submersible bore Baldivis
Drilling rig onsite Baldivis

We wanted to thank the customer April for posting this comment on the Virgin Bores Facebook page (Virgin Bores and Reticulation)

“Great mob of blokes…Thanks so much we were impressed from the get go phone call and drilling mob. You should be proud of your team. Will highly recommend”

If you live in the Baldivis area or the surrounding suburbs of Waikiki, Warnbro or Rockingham and have been thinking about a water bore call the team at Virgin Bores on 9246 0111 or learn more HERE

We also have nearly 20 years experience in repairing water bores and reticulation in the Baldivis area and surrounds ( more information HERE ) or call on 9246 0111

Bore Repair Kingsley

We have been in Kingsley testing a 1.5 kw Red Jacket pump motor after Daryl rang us with problems with his submersible water bore. It has given faithful service as it is approximately 24 years old.

burnt junction box water bore repair kingsley red jacket pump
Check out the burnt out junction box in this bore in Kingsley. Down hole is a submersible Red Jacket pump.

Ultimately the pump motor tested OK for our specialist bore electrician Dave but the original tests read dead short to earth. He found that the junction box in the borehead was completely burnt out. Dave replaced the junction box for new and all is working again. He did a Tong Test which was at 11 amps well within range.

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Initial tests on this submersible bore showed a dead short to earth suggesting that the Red Jacket pump motor had failed.

Dave drilled several holes in the bottom of the junction box to allow water to drop out and not fill up in the future.

We have drilled and repaired a number of modern submersible water bores in the Kingsley area and the surrounding suburbs of Padbury and Woodvale so we understand the ground water conditions in the area. Call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website 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

 

Submersible Bore Pump Tripping

A customer in Dalkeith rang us on 9246 0111 after their three phase submersible bore was tripping their 3 phase circuit breaker and they were not getting water from their garden bore.

We have an expert specialist bore electrician (Dave) who was the man for the job. He found that the three phase submersible motor was instantly tripping  the three phase circuit breaker in the meter box when the retic was turned on.

Dave meggar tested the pump motor at the borehead sending a current down hole to the motor. Pump motor tested fine.  What he did find was burnt out wiring in the junction box ( pictured below) contained in the green box at the top of the submersible bore hole. He replaced the junction box and all is working well now. Whilst there Dave tested the reticulation system to make sure there were no other faults.

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Burnt out wiring in junction box at top of submersible bore in Dalkeith

A modern submersible water bore can save you thousands of dollars. So if you don’t have a water bore or your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or find out more HERE

Bore Repairs Dalkeith

Our mobile service teams are ready to repair your bore, bore pump or reticulation, in Dalkeith, Nedlands and Claremont.

If you have a problem with your bore or reticulation system give us a call on 9246 0111 and we will get you back up and running promptly.

For more information on the repair and service of your bore or reticulation in the western suburbs of Perth check out our website HERE

Our bore electrician will test diagnose and repair any electrical faults. We specialise in replacing fused or burnt out bore pump motors which may be the subject of an insurance claim.

We repair anything to do with water bores or reticulation sprinkler systems including replace reticulation controllers.

We are a family owned business and have been around for nearly 20 years and can be relied upon to look after your water bore and retic needs.

Water bore start capacitor problem

We often get water bore repair calls where the problem turns out to be the start capacitor. Call on 9246 0111. 

Water bore start box and capacitor
Start capacitor and start box
Start capacitor in start box
Start capacitor in start box

In a single phase submersible bore pump the start capacitor is ordinarily in the 240 volt start box. Three phase submersible pumps do not have start capacitors. In some centrifugal pumps the capacitor can be mounted externally on the pump motor housing. It is surprising how often a faulty capacitor is missed as the cause of a bore pump problem particularly when tests are carried out by someone who is not specifically experienced in bore pump service work. Even trained general electricians can misdiagnose this simple problem.

Often a capacitor problem can spotted visually as it will commonly swell or rupture. A start capacitor should be perfectly cylindrical. Sometimes though a faulty capacitor can only be diagnosed by the serviceman actually testing it when disconnected. As the start box is mains powered it does need a licensed electrician or certified electrical worker to test and replace the start capacitor. Our specialist bore electrician Dave is expert at this. 

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Close up burnt bore start capacitor

One of our clients from Baldivis sent us these pics of inside his submersible water bore start box.

This is a single phase start box and is a particularly dramatic example of a blown start capacitor.

Burnt bore start capacitor Perth
Burnt bore start capacitor in start box

Our mobile bore service teams carry a variety of different size start capacitors and can quickly diagnose and fix this common bore problem. We repair water bores in all Perth suburbs, call us on 9246 0111 or book a service online