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Repair and Maintain Old Wells Perth

 

We look after this old style well in the Southern Perth suburb of Applecross pictured here hidden in the large back yard of a quarter acre block.

Applecross old style well

The old well was dug in the 1950’s and has 4 concrete well liners with a three horsepower pump at the bottom of the well.

It has a hydro indexing valve which is very usual to see in a Perth reticulation system. Even the curious magpie has stopped to have a look. 

Fimco Hydro Indexing Valve seen at front of picture 

The system uses 2 zones one at the front and one at the rear. Instead of solenoid valves it uses the hydro indexing valves to change from one zone to another each time the system is turned on.

We have had twenty years experience repairing old wells in Applecross and the surrounding Perth suburbs of Ardross and Mount Pleasant. Call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website HERE

Abundant supply of water in Applecross garden

As you can see this Applecross home has a beautiful green garden and lawn with a plentiful supply of water.

Submersible Bore Pump Replacement Carramar

If your bore pump needs replacing and you live in Carramar or the surrounding suburbs of Wanneroo, Joondalup or Neerabup we can help you on 9246 0111.

Replace Water Bore Pump Perth

Submersible pumps are very reliable and normally don’t require any pre-emptive maintenance or repair. However, on occasion, they may be susceptible to lighting induction or fusion. It is best to get a specialist bore pump technician or electrician to repair or replace your submersible pump. It will save time and money when you do the job properly. We can also advise on whether any bore pump motor damage may be covered in your household insurance if you have fusion coverage.

Replace Water Bore Pump Carramar

Here we are replacing a 1.1 kW single phase submersible pump in the Perth suburb of Carramar. We also replaced 28 metres of downhole electrical cable with special rubberized bore cable and stainless steel draw wire in this 34 metre deep Carramar garden water bore.

Our specialist bore electrician will then return to install a junction box and test. Once the pump is up and running we will connect back to the reticulation and make sure all is OK.

If your Perth water bore and reticulation needs repair or replacement call us on 9246 0111 or get more information on bore repair HERE

Crystal Clear Bore Water

“That’s the good part of it…that’s your bore water”

Virgin Bore’s most experienced driller, George, is always pleased to see the first rush of bore water after drilling a water bore. Virgin Bores is always happy to deliver a plentiful supply of crystal clear water for their Perth customers.

Immediately after drilling a garden bore to the required depth, the bore is air developed as seen here. Even before the submersible pump is installed. Most garden bores drilled in Perth are drilled by the rotary mud method.

 

 

To clean out the drilling muds and “fines” we pump compressed air down inside the bore casing. At this stage air alone forces the groundwater up to the surface.

If you are considering a water bore and live in the greater Perth metropolitan area call on 9246 0111 or get a BORE QUOTE HERE

If your water bore in Perth needs maintenance, service or repair call on 9246 0111 or BOOK A BORE SERVICE HERE

 

Repair Shared Bore Ocean Reef

Driving around Perth at the moment you will see people back in their front yards pottering, weeding and checking their water bore and reticulation sprinklers.

David in Ocean Reef has a shared modern Sumoto submersible water bore with his neighbour.

He called us on 9246 0111 when his bore was not starting on his side but his neighbours was working. They have a Sumoto submersible pump.

We sent out our specialist bore electrician, Dave.

Fixed water bore by replacing fuse in retic box
Fuse in retic controller replaced

The 1 amp glass fuse in the reticulation controller was blown. He replaced and all is working OK.

We suspect there may be an intermittent fault in the 24 volt start wiring of the shared bore coming from the neighbours retic controller

If your Perth water bore or reticulation needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website here

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

Drill Water Bore in Driveway

When we are called to a Perth home to repair a water bore, we need to know that location of the water bore hole.

It is great when the home owner knows the location of their water bore. If the home owner has bought a home with a bore they may not know.

The modern submersible water bores have a green lid which can we covered with lawn, garden bed or as you see here aggregate or liquid limestone in a driveway. The water bore is normally drilled in a drive way if there is tight access for the drilling rig in the garden and lawn of the home.

Tight access for water bore - drill in drive way
Water Bore drilled in driveway of Perth home

Water bore covered by green lid
Green lid covering water bore

Adam will cut the bore casing down to below ground level then install the submersible pump and green bore box over the top. Once our electrician has connected it up and we connect to reticulation the paving or the driveway cut out will be put back and everything tidied up.

Water Bore cover
Cover for water bore

It is worth noting that it is the old-style wells that come with a tin lid that looks like a witches hat.

So if you are buying a house with a water bore get as many details as you can about the bore like location and depth so that if your water bore needs repair you can call us on 9246 0111 and we can do the best job possible.

Repair Root Damage Water Bore Perth

Roots are never a water bores friend. We think these are probably ficus roots.

They certainly cause a problem if incorrect bore construction allows them to get inside bore casing taking the easiest route to water.

We repair water bore with root damage
Repair Perth bore with root damage

When we were called to service this Perth water bore we found a different type of root damage. Here the surface roots had strangled the old conduit carrying the 240 v cabling to the bore, interrupting the power supply.

We are up for the challenge when you call us to repair your Perth water bore.

Our specialist bore service electrician located and fixed the problem getting the bore up and running in short time. No wonder this bore had been tripping the circuit breaker. Call us for any Perth bore repairs 92460111 or book a bore repair here

Repair Water Bore Noranda

We have been repairing water bores in the Perth Metro area for nearly 20 years. With modern technology your Perth bore should last many years but if you do have a problem we can fix it.

We drill and repair water bores in all Perth suburbs
Fully equipped vans in all suburbs of Perth

We have repaired many water bores in the Noranda area and surrounding suburbs of Malaga and Beechboro.

Noranda Malaga Beechboro bore repair
We repair water bores in Noranda

 

Call us on 9246 0111 if you are in the Noranda area and your water bore needs repair or read more about repairing your water bore here

ALSO our drilling teams from Virgin Water bores have drilled many water bores in the Noranda area. Most recently a 20 metre borehole with a long life submersible pump and motor. We installed 100mm slotted casing to the bottom 6 metres of the bore and the rest was class 9 plain casing. The slotted casing was gravel packed to enhance filtration.

Repair Water Bore and Retic Perth

Our water bore and reticulation repair teams are on the road and are fully equipped when you call us on 9246 0111. We will give expert, prompt and friendly service.

Repair retic and water bores Perth
We will repair retic and water bore promptly and efficiently

You may see Adam out and about in the Renault. This small truck is ideal for carrying lots of black poly, our winch, pumps and all other equipment needed to repair your Perth water bore.

Adam will also pull up in your driveway if you have had a new bore drilled by the Virgin Water Bores team to install bore pump OR if your submersible pump needs to be pulled to the surface for service or repair.

Call us on 9246 0111 if your water bore needs repair.

NB During winter sprinkler switch off bore water users are allowed to flush sprinkler systems once a week on their normal rostered days and time for 2 minutes a station.

Repair water bore Perth
We will repair your water bore and be off to our next client

Winter is a great time to do any service and repair on your reticulation and water bores in Perth as we are not as busy as summer. If you are interested in getting a new bore there are also winter specials if you call Virgin Water Bores on 9246 0111 or check us out here

 

 

 

Bore Pump Reticulation Repair Two Rocks

We repair submersible water bores north of Perth.

If you have a problem with a water bore in Two Rocks, Breakwater Estate, Seatrees Estate or Yanchep we can fix it fast.

Repair and drill water bores Breakwater Estate
Drilling water bore in Breakwater Estate

Drill new water bore Breakwater Estate
Drill and repair submersible water bores Breakwater Estate

We repair or replace submersible pumps and reticulation controllers. We handle burnt out pumps and insurance fusion claims.

Our electrician performs prompt diagnosis and repairs to any retic or bore system. Call 7 days 9246 0111 or book a bore repair here