Posted 07-04-2002 at 14:02:32
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Are you sure the pipes are rubber? Any chance they're PVC?
At any rate, a two-pipe system indicates a jet pump. If the footvalve is still in the well, you can hook a shallow well jet pump to the two pipes, plumb in a pressure tank, and off you go. A couple hundred bucks oughta do it.
Personally, I'd use a submersible pump. Much more dependable, no jet to clog, no foot valve to go bad, self priming, and not significantly more expensive. If water is within 15' of the top, you can use the smallest available (in horsepower) pump no problem. Drop the pump to within 15' or so of the bottom to give you the best supply and leave room enough in the bottom so you're not sucking up debris.