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Gravel Packing Water Bore

 

To safeguard the construction of a modern submersible water bore in the Perth metropolitan area water bores should be gravel packed. Read more about gravel packing water bores HERE

To help keep sands and silts out of a modern domestic water bore we use driller’s gravel. Gravel packing a modern submersible water bore is an important part of good bore construction.

If you have been thinking about a Perth water bore to save money and have the best garden in the street call us on 9246 0111

Bore Tripping in Hocking

A modern submersible water bore saves money and is normally low in maintenance.

If something does go wrong with your water bore, call us on 9246 0111 and we will help you fix it and be ready for the hot summer months in Perth.

Dave from Hocking called us because his bore was tripping. We sent our Dave, the electrician, to test the 1.5 kw submersible motor. It tested OK.  The pump was also running OK but after a while the start box overload tripped so Dave bypassed the faulty overload.

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Also there were 6 programs with 6 start times in each, now there is only one program with one start time. The reticulation now comes on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6 am for 10 mins on the 7 stations.

So Dave’s sprinklers are now coming on and he is all organised for summer.

General Lawn Sprinkler

So if you are in Hocking or the surrounding areas of Wangara or Wanneroo and your water bore needs fixing call Troy on 9246 0111 or book an online service HERE

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.

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.

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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

 

 

Get your Leederville garden ready for summer

Leederville is a bright and vibrant area to live in. It is time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for summer.

We have drilled and repaired many water bores and retic systems throughout Leederville our experience will save you money in bore and retic service or repair. If you are checking your water bore to make sure it is ready for summer and your pump is not starting, we can send our specialist bore electrician to work out the problem and fix it. Dave is an excellent electrician with many years of experience fixing water bores.

Don’t forget to also test your reticulation system. If there are any issues with your reticulation off a bore or mains water we can fix it. These issues can include faulty solenoid valves or even finding your solenoid valves. We find and fix broken solenoid wires and resolve sprinkler coverage issues.

Call us about any issues with your Leederville bore or reticulation systems leading into the summer season on 9246 0111 or check out our main website HERE

We service Perth Bores, pumps and retic in any suburb from Two Rocks to Secret Harbour. Our Perth bore pump and retic service teams are only a phone call away.

New water bore for Booragoon

If you live in Booragoon and are interested in a modern submersible water bore call us on 9246 0111 for a chat.

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Water bore drilling & repair Perth

The customer has a lovely home but is yet to establish a garden! It is very smart to plan for a water bore at the early stages of planning a new garden.

At this Booragoon home we would drill the water bore to 30 metres using a stainless steel submersible pump and motor.

If you have any concerns about staining from a water bore call us to discuss and there are measures to mitigate the problem.

We have done 100’s of water bores in this area including Booragoon, Myaree and Melville. We would be keen to talk to you about a water bore at your Booragoon home. Call us on 9246 0111 or find more information on drilling a water bore at your home HERE

Drilling a submersible water bore in new garden in Booragoon
Water bore for a new garden in the Booragoon area

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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Fix old well North Perth

We fix old style wells in the North Perth area. These old style wells have concrete liners, a visible tin lid and a centrifugal pump. Call us on 9246 0111.

We marvelled at the workmanship of this North Perth well which we think is about 50 years old. The water delivery had become sluggish and the centrifugal pump appeared to be running backwards. Our specialist electrician attended to see if the phases have been reversed on the incoming 3 phases.

We specialise in fixing old style wells. If the well is beyond help we would be able to drill a new style sleek submersible water bore.

If your North Perth well is broken call Troy on 9246 0111 or if you are considering a modern submersible water bore call Dave on 9246 0111 or more information on old style wells and new submersible water bores 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.

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