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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

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Drill Water Bore in Driveway

When we are called to a Perth home to repair a water bore, we need to know that location of the water bore hole.

It is great when the home owner knows the location of their water bore. If the home owner has bought a home with a bore they may not know.

The modern submersible water bores have a green lid which can we covered with lawn, garden bed or as you see here aggregate or liquid limestone in a driveway. The water bore is normally drilled in a drive way if there is tight access for the drilling rig in the garden and lawn of the home.

Tight access for water bore - drill in drive way
Water Bore drilled in driveway of Perth home
Water bore covered by green lid
Green lid covering water bore

Adam will cut the bore casing down to below ground level then install the submersible pump and green bore box over the top. Once our electrician has connected it up and we connect to reticulation the paving or the driveway cut out will be put back and everything tidied up.

Water Bore cover
Cover for water bore

It is worth noting that it is the old-style wells that come with a tin lid that looks like a witches hat.

So if you are buying a house with a water bore get as many details as you can about the bore like location and depth so that if your water bore needs repair you can call us on 9246 0111 and we can do the best job possible.

New submersible water bore Watermans Bay

In May 2015 John rang us for a quote for a submersible water bore at a vacant block he had bought in Watermans Bay.

It is a lovely suburb sandwiched between the beautiful coastal suburbs of North Beach and Marmion and some pretty special sunsets.

Coastal water bore
We are drilling in the beautiful Perth coastal suburb of Waterman’s Bay

One of our team visited site and picked out the ideal location for the bore after viewing the plans for his Watermans Bay home.

Over two years later we are now drilling John his modern submersible water bore. We will be drilling a 30 metre submersible water bore based on the Department of Water data base. This should ensure optimal water quality for the coastal bore.

We were recommended to John by a neighbour and we are specialist in drilling water bores along the coast.

If you would like to talk to an expert about a water bore at your home call us on 92460111 or if you live by the coast and would like to discuss saving with a new submersible water bore there is more information HERE

Marmion submersible water bore

 

​​This week we are drilling a new submersible water bore in Marmion.

The team normally make an early start. This video was taken at 8am and they had already drilled 20 metres of a 29 metre submersible water bore in Marmion.

The water table was reached at 18 metres. This submersible garden bore is for a new house and access restrictions mean we are drilling at the very front edge of the as yet unlaid sloping driveway.

We specialise in coastal suburbs like Marmion, Hillarys, North Beach and Trigg. We also service and repair water bores in Perth’s coastal suburbs. Get in touch if you would like a new water bore HERE  or phone David on 9246 0111

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Heathridge Water Bore

It took us two days to drill this deep submersible water bore in the Heathridge area.

We drilled this Heathridge submersible water bore to 55 metres. It was slow as we were drilling through limestone. We drilled this Heathridge bore on the top lawn near house.

Then we installed the submersible pump and our retic team will install a full reticulation system in the coming days.

We can take care of the whole process for you. Drilling a new water bore and installation of a new reticulation system. As we have been in business nearly 20 years we then care of any bore or reticulation service and repair for our customers.

If you would like a modern water bore in the Heathridge area call on 9246 0111 or do some research HERE

 

Drilling water bore in driveway

We installed a new submersible water bore for a client who knew there would be problems with access for the water bore drilling rig. All suburbs 9246 0111. 

We couldn’t use any of our portable or smaller drilling rigs because the ground was mainly limestone. We knew from experience the limestone would go all the way down to his required depth of 28 metres and it needed the power of our truck mounted drilling rigs to be drilled successfully.

Tight access drilling
Neat hole in drive way ready for bore drilling

There were large brick walls around the entire property so the only option was to drill the bore in his driveway. Normally a simple job to drill a bore in a driveway if it is paving. Then we simply lift pavers, drill the bore, install and connect the submersible pump and then replace the pavers. But this driveway was poured aggregate. Customer was determined to get a bore. Solution…we arranged a contractor to cut a neat circular hole in the aggregate driveway.

Water bore drive way cut out
Water bore driveway cut out

We preserved the circular cut out. After bore drilling and installation this same cut out plug shown here was put back as the lid over our bore box. 

It was a very neat solution. Ring us with your Perth water boring challenge on 9246 0111 or read more about getting a modern submersible water bore here.