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PITLESS ADAPTER
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LAR    Posted 11-16-2001 at 20:29:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I AM TRYING TO REMOVE MY DRILLED WELL PUMP BUT THE PITLESS ADAPTER DOES NOT WANT TO PULL APART TO ALLOW ME TO PULL THE PUMP OUT OF THE WELL. IS THERE A TRICK FOR PULLING THE PITLESS ADAPTER APART IS IT NECESSARY TO USE A LOT OF FORCE TO SEPARATE THE ADAPTER HALVES?


lester scrivnor    Posted 04-27-2006 at 08:22:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
could it be possible for ants to enter water system through the pitless adapter?


drizler    Posted 11-20-2001 at 06:41:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You should go to the local hardware store ( plumbing supply will be cheaper). Ask them to get you the stuff. All it is is a short piece of 1 " ( I THINK) pipe and a "T" connector that threads it onto another piece of pipe thats 6' long. You threat that into the top of the adapter and then pull it straight up. Make sure that you have the water pressure down and shut off the power at the fuse box. Get a new "O" ring and coat it with vaseline before you put it on. Don't try to do it without this tool. Paint it a bright color and hang it up for next time. Don't tell anyone you have it or you will be forever looking for it at the neighbors garages. Shouldn't cost you more than $15. Everyone should have one of these but seemingly no one does. One last thing, when you have the adapter up tie it off using the poly rope and don't put strain on the wires. Good luck


Harvey    Posted 11-17-2001 at 22:59:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
there are a few of different types of adapters available. 2 that i've experience with require a threaded pipe and t handle to thread on. 1 simply requires a good tug to break loose. 2nd has a cable attached that when pulled operates an excentric that disengages the coupling and allows the pump to be pulled.

Have fun


Bob(WI)    Posted 11-17-2001 at 18:49:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
One time we had to use a come along in order to pull the adapter apart and 2 times 60 pounds of water pressure blew it apart here for me when the pressure switch got plugged up with rust.
How hard it will be to pull apart will depend on how many feet of pipe that is hanging on it and how long it's been since it was pulled apart as well, I've pulled mine by hand at 240' but it was a chore the one we had to use a come along on was rusted\corroded and it was alot of fun trying to get the hook on the chain on the pipe.


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