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New well pump - In need of help soon
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atelsth    Posted 09-07-2004 at 22:27:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi. I have an 86' deep well with a jet pump that has bit the dust. I am replacing it with a 1/2 hp submersable this weekend. (I have people coming to help which is why I need answers soon) I'll also be replacing the 42 gal std tank with a bladder tank.

The pump & tank are in a wellhouse about 150' from the house so that's where the new tank will go also. I've read directions from a few pump manufacturers but I still have a few questions that I hoped someone could answer. Here goes.

All directions say to tie the safety rope to the underside of the well seal. I've looked at my new well seal and the old one but I don't see what on underside of the well seal to tie the rope to.

What kind of rope should I use?

The directions say to leave slack in the elec cable for pipe (poly) stretch. Why leave slack in elec cable but not in the safty rope?

Are there problems with coupling galvinized steel and brass?

Should I use teflon tape or pipe dope?

The ID of my casing is 6 1/4". Can I use a 6" well seal?

Wher is a good place to buy brass fittings that will sell to a lowly consumer?

Thanks very much for your help.


Willy-N    Posted 09-08-2004 at 07:20:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tape over Nylon Ty-Wraps that hold my wire to the Poly Pipe. As far as the Poly Rope I bring it up thru the Well Cap so I can get ahold of it when I unbolt it to remove the pump. I use 3/8 inch poly rope and also a Tork Arester near the pump and Centering Pipe/wire Plastic Protectors to keep the pipe and wire from hitting the sides of the Casing Pipe. You should be able to get all the parts you need from the people you get you pump from, if not I would go somewhere else! They also should be able to answer all your questions on installing it and give/sell you the parts needed. I would use a long brass fitting in the pump so you can use several pipe clamps on it to be safe. Don't worry about the slack in the wire you won't be able to pull it tight if you tape it to the pipe. Use Schedual 160 poly pipe and you won't have any problems pulling the pump later with it. I have a pump at 360 ft with that type of pipe and it has been 18 years and no problems. I can pull it just using the pipe but my water level goes to 19 ft. If you water level is not to low it is easy to pull the pump. Mark H.


wvbill    Posted 09-08-2004 at 04:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
i searched on yahoo for submersible pump installing and a link to tvoneworld came up and it had a video and a guy talked you through installing your pump. he used teflon tape and poly ties instead of nylon,,he mentioned copper fittings. try the search and hope it worksd out well.


wvbill    Posted 09-08-2004 at 04:19:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
i think you may need to do some more research.
sometimes you have to notch or drill a hole for rope and wire... the rope will stretch more then the wires. the rope is a woven plastic type that lasts longer in water. be very careful not to kink you electric wires or they will sometimes break in a few years.


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