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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.

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

 

 

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

Water Bore Repair Floreat

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.

garden bore Floreat
The retic controller turned on the 2 wire submersible bore via a 24v relay in this Floreat bore

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!

submersible garden bore floreat
Well done Dave finding the submersible bore under that hedge,

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 

Submersible bore Aubin Grove

We will be drilling a new submersible water bore for this front yard in Aubin Grove. We visited to check out where we are going locate the water bore (pictured).

Spot for new water bore Aubin Grove
Location of water bore Aubin Grove property

We have drilled many water bores in Aubin Grove area and know the groundwater in the area well. The start of water bearing ground is about 5.5 metres below this block.

We will drill this customer an 18 metre modern submersible water bore. The new water bore would be concealed beneath the lawn and covered by a small rectangular green lid.

The bore will be drilled by a modern and powerful rotary mud drilling rig.

Our client works in IT and is going to interface the single phase bore pump start box to be automatically controlled by his fully programmable “open source” reticulation controller that he imported from the USA.

"Open Sprinkler" imported from the US
Open Source reticulation controller Aubin Grove

If you live in Aubin Grove, Hammond Park, Success or Atwell and you would like a water bore at your home call us on 9246 0111.

We also repair water bores, design and install new reticulation systems and repair reticulation in Aubin Grove, Hammond Park, Success and Atwell. If you live in the area and have any questions go to our information packed website HERE

Water bore for Parkwood

We have a client in Parkwood who is getting a modern submersible water bore. They live opposite this beautiful park.

New water bore drilled opposite this park Perth suburb Parkwood
Replacing old well opposite this park in Parkwood

It is 3 metres to groundwater and there is 22.5 metres of water at their Parkwood home. We will drill 16 to 22 metres and use a good quality stainless steel submersible pump and motor.

The new submersible water bore will replace the old style well with a tin lid that he dug and sludge pumped over 30 years ago (pictured below) These shallow old style wells are commonly seen in Parkwood, Ferndale and Lynwood area. We will replace old style well with a new water bore which is not visible from the surface.

Old well in Parkwood dug 30 years ago
Parkwood well style bore

Replaced old style well with modern water bore
We replaced this well with a modern water bore

We will install 100 ml slotted casing to the bottom 6 metres of the bore. We will pack the slotted casing with drillers gravel to enhance water filtration. We will also air develop. This is particularly important as the area has uncertain ground conditions and potential clays. We have drilled a number of bores in the Parkwood area and surrounds.

We also have teams repairing waterbores in the Parkwood and surrounding areas of Lynwood, Langford and Canning Vale and installing and repairing reticulation.

Call us on 9246 0111 or if you live in the Parkwood area and would like to discuss replacing an old well with a new style submersible water bore there is more information HERE

New water bore Baldivis

We have drilled a number of submersible water bores in the new residential parts of Baldivis.

The depth to water in Baldivis is generally 5-10 metres so the completed submersible water bore could be between 18 and 24 metres.

There is a ridge in the area so bores can be as deep as 30 metres.

We are very experienced in drilling submersible water bores in these new areas like Highbury Park and Heritage Park. Call us to talk about your new water bore that will save you money on 9246  0111 or for more information on submersible bores look HERE.

New bore Wilson

Our Virgin Bores team have just finished installing a new submersible water bore in Wilson. This one we drilled to 19 metres at a newly completed house.

We backed the drilling rig truck up to the small perimeter wall and were able to drill “over” the slim high wall. The new bore is just behind the Virgin Bores sign on the other side of the wall. Note the small pile of sand resulting from drilling a 100mm diameter borehole to a depth of 19 metres. Water bearing ground was encountered at 5 metres.

Solenoid valves Wilson
A manifold of solenoid valves

Ready for retic in Wilson
New bore ready for retic in Wilson

This is pretty standard for Wilson. We installed a 1.5 horsepower (1.1 kilowatt) stainless steel submersible pump and Italian Sumoto motor. Included in this clients bore package was a 6 station Rainmaster reticulation controller. We then installed 4 solenoid valves in the ground and automated them. The 4 solenoid valves are pictured here adjacent to the actual borehead. The borehead was then covered over by a small green bore box and buried under the sand. The solenoid valves will be covered by valve covers for access if needed. Our bore electrician wired in the controller to auto start the bore pump and operate the solenoid valves.

Now a very easy job for the client to finish the reticulation sprinkler system. If we can help you with a bore or retic work in Wilson or surrounds please call us on 9246 0111 or visit Virgin Bores here

Bore water is clear in Perth coastal suburbs

This article in a Saturday edition of the West Australian newspaper told us how clear the bore water is in the Perth suburb of Trigg. If you would like to save money with a water bore call us on 9246 0111

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We have always known that bores can help sell houses but here they are a Trigg suburb highlight.

All along the coast we have installed and services hundreds of water bores. Even on West Coast Drive right next to the ocean. Often people are stunned when we drill a coastal water bore and the salt level of the ground water is less than that of tap water. We are Perth’s coastal water bore specialists for drilling new bores and servicing water bores and bore pumps.

Call us on 9246 0111 with any bore water query. New Perth bores cost between $3,000 & $8,000 depending on depth to water and bore pump size. Depth to water is commonly dependent on how high your property is above sea level. Coastal bores are usually relatively cheap unless on elevated positions like the hills in City Beach.

if you live in Trigg or North Beach and have been thinking about a water bore read more HERE

 

New water bore Trigg

 

We have drilled many water bores in the Perth coastal suburb of Trigg. Call 9246 0111.

This 44 metre submersible water bore was drilled in 4 or 5 hours and produced beautiful crystal clear Trigg ground water. It was drilled in the driveway.

This video gives you a good idea of what is involved in having a new water bore drilled at your home.

We are expert in drilling modern submersible water bores in coastal suburbs that will save you money.

There are total sprinkler bans in winter in Perth. If you have a bore you are able to run the bore for 2 minute per station (zone) a week for maintenance reasons. This is good not only for the bore, but also for the reticulation system solenoid valves. Any maintenance testing must be carried out between 6pm and 9am on your allocated watering day.

As of the first of September, Perth bore owners are allowed to use their bore on their allocated watering days. For this bore it is Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. When you have a modern submersible bore you are able to water three days a week (households with scheme water can only water 2 days a week). The Water Corporation website can help you with your watering days which are based on house numbers.

In September this year there was a total rainfall for Perth of 76mm with 8 days straight of zero rainfall. Please keep an eye on the rainfall and put your reticulation on ‘rain’ if there is some wet weather on the horizon.

If you are near the coast and would like some advice on a modern submersible water bore call 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE.