Don lives in Bibra Lake and the new pump in his old well was not pumping water.
He had rung several companies and it seems all they saw was $$$.
He then rang Brett, who started Virgin Bores nearly 20 years ago, and is very knowledgeable about most things that can go wrong with a bore or old style well.
Brett talked through with Don over the phone how to prime his pump. It took a lot of water to top prime but it worked on the third attempt. Although there wasn’t much water coming out at first once the pipes had filled at the front and back of the house the pump changed sound and was really working.
Don told us that if he had any future problems or repairs he would call Virgin Bores on 9246 0111.
Don, thanks for the great review. We always try and put the customer first. If we can help you with repairs to your older style call us for expert advise on 9246 0111.
We work for many real estate agents in Perth servicing and maintaining the water bores for their rental properties. We are sent a maintenance work order when a water bore isn’t working and we liaise with the tenants to repair the water bore.
Como Bore Fixed
We were asked last week to get our electrician to check a bore at a rental property in Como. The electrics were fine but it was not pumping water. Dave had to search around this corner block and eventually found a conduit and pump cable going to ground in the carport. He uncovered the tell-tale green lid of a submersible bore.
He found there was no water at the top of the bore head. We returned and winched up the submersible pump and replaced some blown poly.
Flat retic controller battery
Some detective work by Dave uncovered that the mains power had gone off and the reticulation controller had auto reset for 10 minutes into all stations and the pump had been dead-heading. Non existent stations had been turning on the pump with nowhere for the water to go. This had caused the poly rising main to blow near the submersible pump. All caused because the back up battery had been flat and not preserved the program memory. We replaced the flat 9 volt retic controller battery for new. We also looped out the unused stations to prevent this happening again.
Both the tenant and the property owner are happy and the water bore at the Como property is up and running. If your water bore or retic system needs repair or service in the Como or South Perth area call Troy on 9246 0111 or book a bore service here
A client in Fremantle wanted us to look at his water bore. The brick pit around the top of the bore certainly confirmed that this was indeed a very early submersible bore. He was told he had old casing that had been breached that was no good. He wanted a second opinion.
We test pumped the water bore at 80 litres a minute for 35 mins and found the bore water was very dirty for the first 5 minutes. For 30 minutes it then pumped flawlessly. Good flow and clear bore water.
Our serviceman’s notes brought a smile to the customer’s face. It appears the initial diagnosis had been wrong.
“10:30-12:00 Test pumped at 80lpm for 35 mins Was very dirty for five mins
Small amount of plant matter coming up could be from dirt that had fallen from above ground”
It’s a good bet that this bore will run for a good many more years after we install a new submersible pump.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
This week our specialist bore electrician, Dave, called on a customer in Floreat reporting their submersible motor was tripping the circuit breaker in the meter box.
Dave found the one horsepower 2 wire submersible motor was not fused and the windings appeared intact but there was a complete dead short to earth.
At a minimum the submersible motor needed replacing but given the age of the unit it was decided to replace the wet-end (pump) as well and down hole electrical cable and stainless steel draw wire. Our submersible pump installer, Adam, will attend and install the new pump and motor and cables down the bore hole. There was no electrical junction box at the bore head so in this case Dave will return and one will be added for easier servicing in the future.
Dave found the bore head under a hedge near the letterbox. nice detective work Dave!
It was great we were able to help with repair to this Floreat water bore so the garden would be ready for summer.
If you live in Floreat and need your water bore or reticulation repaired call us on 9246 0111 or enquire online HERE
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.
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
One of our bore service team went to a job this morning in Marmion. The bore was installed at this Marmion garden in December 2014 and it is 20 metres deep.
The bore was turning on normally with the power meter spinning faster when the bore pump was turned on with all the normal sounds and the tell tale click but there was no water.
We thought it was going to be a blown poly rising main pipe down the submersible bore hole but it was in fact a split fitting in the bore box. It was probably caused by the surface pipe connections to the retic having being completed and rigid before the pump was turned on for the first time. The very first running of a submersible pump fills the rising poly main with water which is then held there every after by the pumps check valve. This weight most likely stretched the stainless steel draw wire slightly and put undue pressure on the fitting which subsequently split.
We replaced the fitting and the bore is up and running.
If you have a water bore in Perth that is not working call us on 9246 0111 or book a bore service HERE
Our mobile service teams do prompt repairs to ALL TYPES of Water Bores & Reticulation Sprinkler Systems Perth metro-wide. Free phone advice. Our experience saves you time and money. Bore repair HOTLINE 1300 734 300 North of River: Troy 0408454130 South of River: Brett 0411511611