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Pulling up a submersible water bore.

If your modern submersible water bore is not working call us on 9246 0111 and we can talk through over the phone what the problem may be.

Portable winch used to pull up submersible pumps
Portable winch used to pull up submersible pumps

In some circumstances a submersible pump and motor will need to be pulled up to the surface by one of our water bore repair teams with a winch designed for the task.

The torpedo like submersible water bore pump is usually suspended at the bottom of the borehole by a stainless steel cable used to retrieve the pump. Also coming to the surface from the pump will be a flexible poly pipe that delivers the water and an electrical cable that powers the motor.

Our service teams connect the stainless draw wire to one of our purpose built portable electric winches and simply winch the pump to the surface. Simultaneously though it is important that we also manually gently pull up the electrical cable to prevent jamming and damage to the heat shrink joint.

If your water bore needs fixing call us on 9246 0111 and we will assess what we think is the problem over the phone and send the correct member of our team to fix your water bore. If you submersible pump needs to be pulled to the surface call 9246 0111 or get some detailed information on your submersible pump HERE 

Ready to winch up a submersible pump.
Ready to winch up a submersible pump.

How to replace a submersible bore pump

Our team was called out to winch up a submersible water bore pump. They phoned on 9246 0111.

If your submersible water bore is not working we can winch up the pump and work out what needs repairing.

We carry purpose built portable winches to easily pull up modern submersible pumps even in restricted access locations. This allows us to quickly replace or repair submersible pumps in Perth water bores. You can see on this video part of the process of winching a submersible bore pump.

If we can help you with your bore problem phone Troy on 9246 0111 or visit our main website on http://www.virginbores.com.au.

My submersible pump running with no water

From time to time we attend a Perth submersible bore where we test everything and find the submersible motor is running but no water is coming out. The first thing we do is disconnect the bore at the borehead and test it again. This ensures that it was not actually a problem with the delivery of water via the reticulation system. Often people leap to the conclusion that there is something wrong with the pump. Often though, it turns out to be a small hole blown in the rising poly main. That is the 40 or 50mm flexible black poly pipe that delivers the water to the surface from the submersible pump. Why would this poly blow? Commonly Submersible pump winch Perth because, for one reason or another, the pump has been run against a closed head, that is where there is nowhere for the water to flow. Probably because a solenoid valve didn’t open or a tap was left inadvertently off. The motor overheats and heats up the surrounding water. The black poly pipe becomes malleable as it is affected by this heat and under pressure a hole blows in it. Normally this hole is just above the pump.

Winching up a submersible pump Perth

Generally just the poly needs repairing (along of course with the underlying cause of the dead-heading). To do this we set up our portable which and winch the submersible pump to the surface. We cut off a section of the poly, rejoin it to the pump and reinstall everything back down the borehole. Bingo all fixed! Most Perth submersible boreholes are between 15 and 60 metres deep and a winch is  required for the deeper holes.

Call us 24/7 on 1300 734 300 or visit us on our main website here.