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Well Questions.
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Old John    Posted 09-24-2004 at 07:33:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Hi Y'all,

Well, I told y'all we got this little place,
"As is", for a great price, last year. And we had to have the whole deck replaced, 800 sq. ft. We've had to fix & update a buncha things. But we're getting there, slowly.

Here's the current questions. We are on city water, from town. But, we have a well, with a pipe
from it into the house & a little concrete slab over the well. There is a valve to switch from well to city water. I know NOTHING about wells or pumps.
I moved the slab and there is a loop of pipe/Tubing sticking out of the gravel.
There is a pressure tank, up beside the house with broken PVC pipes hooked to it. And there are
two wires coming out of the house, near the tank, and they are hooked to 2 little boxes, hooked to more broken PVC pipe.
I have an electric box in the basement that says,
"Submersible Pump". I assume it is down in the well.
Does it sound like I need to get a well-man and/or
a plumber, out here? Is it something I could fix for myself, or not? I don't want to make it worse. I don't have a great lot of money here.
Any ideas how much I can figure on spending?
I just think it'd be cheaper & better to have my own well water, available. If, I have a good well.
Questions, questions........

Thanks For any help. I'm lost here.
'Til later,
Old John




Willy-N    Posted 09-24-2004 at 08:28:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would have a Electrician come out for a service call and test the pump first to see if it works befor I spent any money on a plumber or well person. If he finds the pump works and pumps water I would hook a hose to it and run it outside for a while to see if it goes dry. If it dose not run out of water and after a while of running it I would take a sample and have it tested. If it tests OK then I would decide if I wanted to spend the extra money to finish hooking up the well. The Electrician can run a tempory wire to it or see if there is still power going to it. Mark H.


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