Pat lives in Greenwood and her RCD (Residual Current Device) switch was tripping. (It was the RCD rather than the circuit breaker tripping ) Who did she call? Us on 9246 0111.
We sent out our experienced bore electrician, Dave.
The first thing he did was test the submersible water bore motor and it tested OK. There was one RCD that protected all power points on two circuits with the pump on the power circuit.
Bore was tripping when retic ran.
Pat told us that when station 3 was on the RCD tripped. Dave noticed there was a broken sprinkler right near the bore head washing out sand.
He exposed the bore head and it was filled with sand which he dug out by hand. Sand should not cover the top of a submersible bore for a variety of reasons. It can drop down inside the bore casing and as it is pumped back out it will prematurely wear out the pump impellers. It can also play havoc with solenoid valves in the retic system.
But why was this bore tripping?
As Dave dig down he exposed the electrical junction box that joined the cables up from the pump with those going towards the house. It appears that as the sand got wet from the broken sprinkler the moisture was getting in to the less than perfect electrical junction box and causing the bore RCD to trip. Upon removing the sand and retesting all worked OK. It has been noted though that the j box will need replacing and raising whenever the submersible motor is replaced.
This Greenwood garden bore and retic system is now working OK.
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?
At this Ellenbrook job our specialist water bore electrician Dave found that the capacitor in the bore start box had ruptured. The client had called us on 9246 0111 when their water bore stopped working.
Badly ruptured capacitor in start box.
This start box has a burnt out capacitor.
When our Ellenbrook client reported their bore wasn’t working we talked to them on the phone and asked a few questions to determine who was the best person to send.
As you will see pictured the start box cover was damaged by the burnt out capacitor. After we replaced the capacitor and start box we tested the motor electrically and all was OK. Our electrician carries a meggar tester specifically to send a signal down to the submersible pump motor and back up again to test it against known benchmarks.
We have been in the bore drilling and repair business for nearly 20 years and will promptly diagnose bore faults and will repair in an economical and timely fashion. We carry the majority of spare bore and pump parts onboard.
We provide a fast local bore and reticulation repair service to Ellenbrook, The Vines, Aveley, Brabham and all throughout the Swan Valley.
If you need your water bore or retic repaired call us on 9246 0111 or learn more HERE
Ray from Carine was grateful for the work done on his retic by our reticulation repair team. He had phoned us on 9246 0111.
It was great he bothered to say thanks. Our specialist electrician tested circuits and found issues with solenoids which were replaced. He also tested the submersible motor. Our pump electricians have done thousands of jobs like this one all over Perth.
If you have issues with your solenoids or bore pump call Troy on 9246 0111 or check out our website
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