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Submersable pumps
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Yankee in Oklahoma    Posted 02-16-2003 at 14:52:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a water well.Problem is that I am picking up fine sand in my water.I dont know if I am actually on the true bottom of the well or not.A friend of mine and myself dropped a weighted line down the caseing pipe and the line came up dry,yet the pump is pumping up water.Does anyone know about how much it costs to have someone to some how check the true level of water in this well? I really dont want to burn out the pump seeing as I just got it in june of 2002. Any and all responses to this problem will be answered.Mean while I have to try contact some one to see if they can check the actual level of this thing.Thanks.A yankee bummed out in Oklahoma.


mike    Posted 08-28-2003 at 12:39:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
need pump size for my well

pump set at 250-280 ft
4" case
need 5 gal/min @ storage tank
pump to storage tank (80ft higher)
storage tank is 200-250ft away from well
240vac

need hp size, manufactuer #



lowraws    Posted 02-16-2003 at 16:21:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YOU CAN'T CHECK FOR WATER OR THE WATER LEVEL IN THE CONVENTIONAL DRILLED WELL IF THE PUMP AND ITS PIPING ARE STILL IN THE CASING. BECAUSE ANY WEIGHT OR TESTER YOU LOWER DOWN WILL BE PREVENTED FROM REACHING THE WELL WATER BY THE TORQUE ARRESTOR ATTACHED TO THE PIPE COMING UP FROM THE PUMP. IN OTHER WORDS TO TEST YOUR WATER LEVEL THE PUMP AND ITS PIPING MUST FIRST BE OUT OF THE WELL.


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-16-2003 at 16:15:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When we started getting sand, it was because the casing of the well had rusted through. We had to drill a new well. I hope your situation is cheaper to fix than ours was. We tried all kinds of other solutions first, by the way.


TB    Posted 02-16-2003 at 15:57:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some sediment in the bottom of wells is normal. You may have to have the pump pulled to check it. It is sometimes hard to string a well with the pipe in it. At that time adjust the pump height accordingly.
Our Fire Co had a problem after the well was dug. The more I ran the water the worse it got and then no water. Seems that they drilled through a sand layer within weeks it caved in. Pulled the pump and had the will driller back to bale it out and install a perforated liner. Some occasional sand but no major problems science. The well driller couldn't believe it he sad that it usually takes 6-mo to a year for that to happen.
I wouldn't go to that extreme unless you lost water completely because this means setting the rig up again $$. Hopfully this isn't your problem. Good luck


Salmoneye    Posted 02-16-2003 at 15:30:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How deep is the well...Where is the pump in that depth...

I have a 620 foot well with the pump at 600 and the static level is about 180 foot...I can drop a small chlorine tablet and hear when it hits water...

Sand/Silt usually means that the pump is too close to the bottom...The bottom is always getting closer to the pump as it fills in over time...two reasons come to mind...One is natural silting from the feeder rills...The other is when a casing gives way and you are getting surface water bringing in the silt...


Pitch    Posted 02-16-2003 at 16:37:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a new well put in March of 2003 about October I began pumping sand. I raised the pump about 18" so far it's done the trick.


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