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Drilled well pump removal
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lar    Posted 12-11-2001 at 13:30:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I NEED TO REPLACE MY DRILLED WELL PUMP BUT IT SEEMS VERY HEAVY PRESUMABLY BECAUSE THE LINE GOING TO THE PUMP IS FULL OF WATER. IS THERE ANY WAY TO PURGE THE WATER FROM THE LINE TO MAKE THE LOAD LIGHTER OR WILL I HAVE TO USE A CRANE,OR SOME SUCH DEVICE TO LIFT THE FULL LOAD. THE PITLESS ADAPTER SEPARATES OK BUT THERE IS THIS VERY HEAVY LOAD TO LIFT, IDONT KNOW HOW DEEP THE WELL IS BUT APPARENTLY ITS PRETTY FAR DOWN.


RayE    Posted 12-13-2001 at 18:03:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get a neighbor with a loader tractor,you can pull
around 10 feet at a time,then rehook.


Nathan(GA)    Posted 12-12-2001 at 19:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some good ideas already. Just for thought, I pulled one this year. At first I thought it was too heavy. I chained a high lift jack to it and it wouldn't budge. Hmmmm! Don't want to pull it apart down the well. I kept pressure on it with the jack and wiggled and bumped it several times a day for a week or so. It finally came loose. The ejector/foot valve assembly had rusted to the casing. Good thing the well wasn't being used everyday. I put back all new stuff and now I'm having problems clearing the water. I just hope the casing isn't rusted through. One good thing about pvc casing, no rust!


TomH    Posted 12-12-2001 at 17:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
We use a front loader on the tractor. You also need a pipe vise or something to hold the pipe while you lower the bucket for the next lift.


Harvey    Posted 12-11-2001 at 19:24:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if this is a submersible pump then you cannot lift without lifting the water in the hose. If it is too heavy you may need the help of a winch and tripod.
The unit will get lighter as more is out on the ground. I've lifted many units and they all were work to put on the ground. If the pipe is all galvanized to the pump this will most certainly require some extra equipment. If it is plastic submersible drop pipe then 2 people should be able to lift manually about 250' of pipe and hose.


rhudson    Posted 12-11-2001 at 14:20:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i'm assuming its a jet/foot valve? how about using low pressure compressed air forced down the larger tube (against the venturi) forcing water up out the small tube? i have not tried this, just a thought.


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