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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

Water Bore Floreat

We repair and install many water bores and reticulation systems in the Floreat area.

Here we have drilled a water bore and our man Jack returned to connect to the existing reticulation system.

Call for a Water Bore quote 9246 0111

If you live in the Floreat area and would like to save money with a water bore call Virgin Water Bores on 9246 0111 or go to the website HERE

Most new bores we drill in Floreat are between 18 metres and 30 metres in depth depending on the properties elevation. Typically new submersible bores in Floreat cost between $3400 and $5500 depending on depth and size of submersible pump chosen.

Connect retic to new water bore
Connecting the new bore to the existing retic system is usually all part of our job.

Water Bore New in Floreat
We disconnect the existing retic system from mains water before we plumb it in to the new water bore.

Water from new Floreat Water Bore
Virgin Water Bore’s customer now has their bore up and running

Repair Submersible Water Bore Gosnells

 

Chris lives in Gosnells and his modern submersible water bore 2 horsepower 3 phase motor was tripping.

We sent in our specialist bore electrician Dave to test the motor and it tested fusion.

As you can see the bore head has a large gate valve so it took a bit of digging and mucking around.

Adam then returned and replaced the 1.5 KW 3 phase motor, wet-end and cable.

Dave then returned and fitted new junction box. He ran and tested and all OK

Chris Gosnells Borehead

Thanks so much to Chris for the following review. We are a family run and have been in the business for nearly 20 years and love to look after our customers,

Chris Gosnells Review

If we can help you call us on 9246 0111 or we can call you

Replace Reticulation Controller Hillarys

 

Our service teams have fully stocked vans and are on the road ready to repair your modern submersible bore or reticulation systems in all Perth suburbs.

Our specialist service team was fully stocked for this job to replace an eight station controller in the beautiful Perth coastal suburb of Hillarys.

Replacing retic controller
Retic controller needs replacing

We replaced this 8 station controller for new and programmed the new controller for the client at 6am three days a week. The client has a water bore so is able to water their garden and lawn 3 days a week whereas householders on mains water can only water 2 days a week.

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Replacing Hillary's retic controller
Hillary’s retic controller

If your reticulation controller needs replacing give us a call on 9246 0111 for prompt and economical service or we can call you

Repair Old Well Queens Park

Dave our specialist bore electrician attended a job in Queens Park where it was reported the centrifugal pump for an old well wasn’t working.

The single phase Davey Boremaster tested OK so he replaced the 30 mf capacitor for new and the water bore is working again.

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However he did note on his report that there were distinct mechanical sounds and he was not sure how long the pump would last before it fails mechanically.

If your old well water bore needs repair and you are in Queens Park or the surrounding areas of Welshpool, Cannington or Bentley call us on 9246 0111 or check out our website

Repair Well Noranda

One of our jobs this week was from a customer in Noranda whose tripping centrifugal pump motor needed repair.

We sent Dave our specialist bore electrician who tested the single phase Lowara pump motor. It tested OK.

Pump motor of old well in Noranda
Noranda Lowara centrifugal pump motor

On further investtigation he found the 50mF capacitor was faulty so replaced it with a new 45mF capacitor. He replaced the 9V battery for new in the controller.

Why is it important to replace the 9V battery in the reticulation controller?

Retic controllers have batteries to preserve the memory that has been programmed in the event of a mains power fail.

The battery is normally only 9 volts and does not have the power to operate solenoid valves or pump start relays. Solenoid valves and most other irrigation devices operate on 24 volts. Most retic controllers are 240 volt mains powered with a transformer that steps down to 24 volt to operate the individual irrigation devices. It may seem like a minor inconvenience if you have a flat 9 volt battery in your controller as at first glance one would think it is not a big issue if you lose mains power and the controller has to be reprogrammed.

BUT it can have nasty consequences if the controller operates a bore.

If mains power is lost to quite a few brands of reticulation controllers and there is no back up battery then when mains power is restored the controller resets all programming to factory default which is often 10 minutes per station per day. This may then turn the bore on to stations that don’t exist and the pump runs with nowhere for the water to go. This can damage the pump or pipe work of the bore.

Old Style Well in Noranda is repaired

Dave reprogrammed the controller for the customer for their watering days of Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Noranda customer’s old style well is repaired and they have water.

If you live in Noranda or the surrounding areas of Morley or Dianella and your old bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or learn more here

Water Bore Repair Electrical

Often we get called to bore pump problems where customers have been told by someone, even by electricians, that the problem “must be the pump” and it needs replacing.

There can be a vast number of reasons why your water bore is not working. If you call on 9246 0111 we will talk you through the problem over the phone. We will then send the correct person to diagnose/fix your water bore.

If we think it is an electrical problem we will send one of our specialist bore electricians.

Electrical problem with domestic water bore Perth
Our specialist electrician fixing water bore

It can be hard for the inexperienced to diagnose bore pump faults particularly with submersible pumps. Often though we find on closer examination it is a control equipment or wiring issue. Our specialist bore electrician tracks down faults and repairs bores, retic and pumps on a daily basis. We have the correct diagnostic equipment and years of experience so we will save you time and money.

If your water bore needs repair call us on 9246 0111 or BOOK A BORE SERVICE HERE