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Electrical Problem with Bore Ballajura

“We have what appears to be an electrical problem with our garden bore at home and would like to arrange for someone to take a look at it”

No problems Paul. Dave our specialist bore electrician attended this job in Ballajura. Electrical tests showed the Sumoto submersible motor was “not fused” and the motor windings were intact but there was a complete dead short to earth.

electrical fault with Ballajura bore pump
Our tests revealed this Ballajura submersible bore had a dead short to earth and the submersible pump motor needed replacing.

We returned and replaced the submersible motor and start box. Now our Ballajura customer is ready for the warm summer months in Perth.

We have been in the bore, pump and retic business for nearly 20 years and have seen just about all the problems that can occur with your water bore. If you live in the Ballajura area and your bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore repair online

Our bore and retic service teams will get your system back up and running fast.

Burnt Plastic in Bore Box

Our bore electrician Dave attended a bore service job in East Fremantle to repair a  water bore reported electrically failing.

The water bore is approximately 50 metres deep with a 1.5 kw Sumoto submersible motor. Dave reported the motor tested OK.

East Fremantle burnt out capacitor
Burnt capacitor in start box

However, the start capacitor in the bore start box was completely blown and part of the start box was melted. So Dave replaced 50MF capacitor for new. He then ran the bore and retic and tested and it was all working OK. Note the ruptured start capacitor. The grey ” gunk” oozing out is typical when a capacitor swells and bursts. This one had burnt and blown more than we normally see. Our customers had smelt the burnt odour walking past the bore control box.

If we can help you with a broken water bore in the East Fremantle, Bicton, Palmyra or surrounds call 9246 0111 or book a bore service online.

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

 

Building New Home Water Bore Perth

If you are building a new home in Perth – consider a water bore. It will save you thousands of dollars.

We are quoting for a client who is about to build a new home in Shelley. We are quoting for drilling, a stainless steel submersible .75 KW pump and motor and the down hole electrics for a 10 to 13 metre bore. The start of the water bearing ground is at about 2 metres.

We suggest to drill and case prior to the completion of the building and site cleanup. Avoids mess, driving on a new driveway and avoiding any problems with new front walls. We are also choose a spot that will not be built over which is ideal for ongoing access to the bore head.

We will liaise with the builder on the location of the bore. In the case of this new bore in Shelley the builder wanted to know what the bore would look like at the surface and we sent them this picture,

Bore Head .jpg

We have drilled a lot of successful bores in Shelley over the years and know the ground water well and will design this bore to industry best practice with no shotcuts!

If you are building a new home and would like to talk to an expert about a new bore call Troy on 9246 0111 or get an online quote HERE

Repair or Install Water Bore Perth’s Coastal Suburbs

Pictured is the bore start box for a submersible water bore at a home in the coastal Perth suburb of Trigg.

bore start box for Trigg water bore
Trigg water bore start box

There was an existing reticulation system at this home in Trigg when new water bore was drilled. The reticulation system was disconnected from mains water near the water metre. The retic controller was on a back wall of the house and was wired to send a 24V start signal to this bore start box.

The bore start box is located next to the electrical meter box next to the front door.

We have been in the water boring business for nearly 20 years and can install and repair your water bore. We have the experience and the knowledge to work out what is wrong with your water bore if it needs repair.

Water bores save money
Savings money with a water bore

….and as is shown here a new submersible water bore saved money for this Trigg homeowner

If you live in the coastal suburbs of Perth and would like to talk to us about a new water bore call us on 9246 0111 or request a bore quote HERE

If your water bore needs repairing go to our main website HERE

Casing a Submersible Water Bore Perth

 

Most submersible water bores are drilled between 18 metres and 60 metres deep depending on the depth to groundwater in Perth. Call 9246 0111.

Most submersible bore holes in Perth are drilled by the rotary mud method. After the desired depth has been drilled the drill bit and the metal drill rods are retrieved. Next the permanent bore casing is lowered into the bore hole in 6 metre lengths which are glued and screwed together.

In this video you will see the Class 9 PVC bore casing being lowered into the freshly drilled bore. The first 6 metres is slotted casing to allow the ground water to flow in. Inside the bore casing will be suspended a submersible pump.

If your interested in a water bore in Perth call 9246 0111 or read more about drilling a water bore at your home in Attadale or any Perth suburb HERE

New Water Bore Nedlands

We have drilled a new submersible water bore in Nedlands to a depth of 22 metres. It is popular in the area to have a water bore to water gardens and lawns. The depth to water in the area is mid range and we would normally use a 1.1 KW submersible pump and motor.

There was no access at the front of this Nedlands property for our bigger water boring rigs so we gained access using a trailer mounted rig. We manoeuvred the rig off a narrow back lane using the trusty old Landcruiser.

Water bore Nedlands

If you live in the Nedlands and Dalkeith area and are considering a water bore there is more information HERE including a bore quote request form or call us on 9246 0111.

We have many clients in the Dalkeith and Nedlands area. We service and repair their submersible water bores and reticulation.

Water Bore Rockingham

 

It was a bleak spring day when we went to see a customer in Rockingham area who was looking at installing a modern submersible water bore to save money. He had phoned us on 9246 0111.

Seeing customer in Rockingham about a new water bore
In the Rockingham area to drill a new submersible water bore

We would drill this Rockingham submersible water bore to 18 metres through what is know as Safety Bay sand. The groundwater salinity is 500 – 1000. We have drilled in coastal suburbs for nearly 20 years so know the conditions well.

We have drilled many water bores in the Rockingham and Waikiki areas. It will be drilled and constructed to best industry practices and a good quality Italian stainless steel submersible 1.1 kw motor.

Unlike the old style wells with ugly tin lids the new submersible water bores are silent and virtually invisible on the surface.

If you would like to save money on your water bills, talk to us about a modern bore in the Rockingham area call 92460 1111 or get more information HERE.

If you live in the Rockingham or Waikiki area and already have a water bore or reticulation, we have expert teams on the road that can service and repair.

Sand in your bore?

If you have a water bore and have white sand coming from your sprinklers call us on 9246 0111.

You’re never meant to see white sand coming from a sprinkler. In the case of this customer they had an old style well.

Screen failed allowing in sand
Sand coming out of sprinkler

The screen had failed which allowed in sand. It is very white sand that comes from water bearing ground that is washed almost iridescent over the years. The options for this broken Perth water bore was to either redrill a spear into the existing well or drill a new submersible bore.

After assessment by our bore serviceman it was decide it was more economical to opt for a new modern submersible water bore. Our bore installation and service team at can help with any bore problem in Perth. Call us on 9246 0111 or you can book a bore service HERE .

New Submersible water bore Coolbinia

There are many very deep old wells in Mt Lawley and Coolbinia. If they are not working ring us on 9246 0111 and we will try and talk you through a solution.

Often these old wells have a decades old with centrifugal pumps at the bottom of 15 or so metre well with a rickety old ladder. Beneath the pump is often an old galvanized pipe going down a further 5 to 10 metres. This pipe or spear is also often on the verge of collapse. If the well is too deep we may have an issue repairing because of safety issues but we can advise you about that when you call. Interestingly, some of the old wells in established suburbs were dug by the home owners many years ago.

After years of band-aid solutions, as was the case of our client in Coolbinia, it was time for a modern submersible water bore. In this case access was restricted but we managed to back our drilling rig so the drilling platform extended over the low front wall.

Once the bore box pictured here is covered over the new submersible bore will provide years of reliable service operating silently and invisbly deep beneath the lawn.

We have drilled many submersible water bores in the Coolbinia and Mount Lawley area. If we can help you please call us on 9246 0111 or visit our website on HERE

New submersible bore in Coolbinia
New submersible bore in Coolbinia