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Nedlands Water Bores

This week George and the team drilled a 38 metre modern submersible water bore in the leafy Perth suburb of Nedlands.

New water bore being drilled in Nedlands

It was drilled through sand and limestone and there was a good supply of groundwater from 24.5 metres onwards.

With no access to the front lawn this one was drilled in the parking area to the side of the drive. Nice clean up again guys!

Once the pump has been put down the bore hole, it will be connected to reticulation. A green bore box will be put over the top and paving will be all put back and everything tidied up.

If you are in the Nedlands area or surrounding areas of Claremont or Dalkeith and have been considering a water bore call us on 9246 0111.

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

We fix bores and retic in all Perth suburbs

We are in Fremantle and surrounds on a daily basis fixing bores and repairing reticulation sprinkler systems. You can also call us for any Perth suburb

Submersible Bore Tripping Mount Pleasant

James from Mount Pleasant phoned regarding his submersible pump that was tripping the circuit breaker.    (Call us anytime on 9246 0111 if you need help too)

The water bore was drilled in his driveway and it was very useful to know that the paver to show where the bore was located was a different color. As pictured the bore head was was covered by an old concrete lid pit.

Mt Pleasant submersible water bore needs repair
Head of submersible water bore under pavers in driveway

Our senior experienced bore electrician Dave reported the motor was about 8 years old. The 1.1 kw 2 wire subbie motor was dead short to earth and although the motor’s windings appeared to be intact the internal capacitor had ruptured. So we replaced it with a new 1.1 kw sunbmersible pump motor and replaced the start box and junction box.

Bore electrical junction box
We replaced the junction box too. This joins the cables coming up from the pump to the cables going to the house.

We have drilled and repaired many water bores in Mt Pleasant,  Applecross,  Bateman  Ardross and surrounds. We are very experienced with the conditions in the area. If your water bore or retic is in need of repair call us on 9246 0111 or check out our main website 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!

bore repair Mindarie
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

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.

Submersible bore pump electrical

When a submersible pump is assembled one of the most critical thing to get  right is the electrical connection that will spend its life under water.  Our specialist bore electrician Dave will get it right – 9246 0111. 

Most submersible water bores in Perth have this underwater connection done using a  heat shrink kit. The submersible motor has a factory installed “blue lead”  which is connected to the electrical cable that will come all the way up from the pump to the bore head at the surface.

Crimping submersible bore electrical cable
Crimping submersible bore electrical cable

Seen here is the factory lead first being crimped to the electrical cable and then the waterproof heat shrink kit is applied. These are a series of sleeves which are essentially  shrunk over the cable joins provided a waterproof connection.

 Waterproof heat shrink joining motor lead to bore electrical cable
Waterproof heat shrink joining motor lead to bore electrical cable

A separate stainless steel cable holds the weight of the submersible pump so
no stress is placed on this electrical joint. Sometimes in old submersible bores incorrectly joined electrical cables can be a source of trouble. Our  bore electricians are well equipped to diagnose and repair any electrical
problem you may have with your bore or pump.

For repair or installation or replacement of submersible pumps in any Perth suburb call us on 9246 0111 or Troy on 0408 454 130. Further info about our Perth submersible water bore services and drilling of new bores can be found here.

Fixing Blown Poly in Submersible Water Bore

Blown poly
Blown poly

A common call to our Perth Water Bore repair line 1300 734 300 starts with the plea “my bore has stopped pumping water”.

In a submersible water bore (as opposed to a centrifugal pump in the old well style bore) 40mm flexible black poly pipe is often used to deliver the groundwater to the surface. The submersible pump is inside the 100mm bore-casing, under water near the bottom of the borehole.

If the pump is dead-headed (allowed to operate with nowhere for the water to flow to, such as when solenoid valves in reticulation systems fail to open) the pump motor will overheat. this causes the 40mm poly pipe to overheat and can quite commonly blow a hole in the side of the pipe just above the pump yet still under water. Hey presto no water to the surface but pump still runs. This picture is what the poly pipe looks like after winching to the surface for repair.

If you have a problem with a submersible pump that appears to still be running but no water is coming to the surface then a  blown poly pipe could be the cause. Contact our team Perth metro wide and we will help. 1300 734 300 or visit our main website here.

Bore running out of water Perth.

cross-section off stainless steel bore screen

At this time of year we always get a handful of calls from Perth bore owners along the lines of ” my bore is running out of water” or “my bore works for a minute or so then the bore water runs out”. Sometimes it is not the bore water running out that is the problem but actually a problem with the reticulation system or pump but I address that in other blogs or call us on 1300 734 300 for help with other bore problems.

slotted PVC bore casing

Sometimes it is in fact the yield of the bore itself and the pump is pumping water out faster than it is flowing in to the bore casing. Then it is truly running out of water. Knee-jerk reaction is to think the bore is not deep enough. Sometimes the water table has dropped and it is a depth related issue. Often though, it is that the stainless steel bore screen or slotted PVC bore casing of the bore (or spear) has become blocked.  Sometimes the ground surrounding the bore has reduced the water it will “allow” to flow through it.  These problems can sometimes be solved by air-developing a process where we pump large volumes of  compressed air down the bore hole. Other times we chemically clean and restore the bore with  a combination of special cleaning compounds, surfactants and clay dispersants depending on the conditions diagnosed.

Certainly if your bore is getting sluggish we can advise. Call our Perth BORE SERVICE HOTLINE on 1300 734 300 or for more bore help visit our mainwebsite here.