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Jun 25, 2024 - 9:23:47 AM
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Well pump died...


Jun 25, 2024 - 9:34:46 AM

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Wimmon folk...NEED THIER WATER...

No rest fer the weary... :0/

The Order came...
Fix it.....
FIX IT....NOW....!

Just how it is.. ;0)

Jun 25, 2024 - 9:38:19 AM
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16352 posts since 5/24/2005

Yep, that happens. As old oilfield pulling a downhole pump occurs too often. I hope you get your water back up and running soon. How much bottled water did you buy? Then, I assume you have an outhouse on somewhere out there, or at least a good log to sit upon.
;-) Brad

Jun 25, 2024 - 10:12:42 AM

18665 posts since 8/17/2008

Fun times.

Jun 25, 2024 - 10:16:34 AM

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Jun 25, 2024 - 11:14 AM
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30336 posts since 8/3/2003

When I have problems with my waterwell, pump, storage tank or water softener, it's get on the phone and get help ASAP. One cannot survive without water. Liz is lucky, she has you to fix it for her. I have to call on strangers and pay a ridiculously high price just to keep the water flowing. Tell Liz she's a lucky lady.

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:26:22 PM

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Jun 25, 2024 - 12:27:46 PM
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Jun 25, 2024 - 12:33:39 PM

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If the well pump company..came the bill would be..
15k to 20 k....

As we removed the pit..n made it pitless...

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:35:25 PM

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Me Son usta work at the well pump company..n learnd how to do all this stuff ..
We have all the tools..

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:43 PM
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28097 posts since 6/25/2005

Ah, the bucolic country life.

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:59:36 PM



3528 posts since 11/29/2007

That sucks. Well, maybe not.


Jun 25, 2024 - 2:56:39 PM
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Done fer the water..

Jun 25, 2024 - 3:34:09 PM

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On a side note...

The pump we took out of the ground was put in in 1988..
36 years ago..

The pumps of today last ..10
That is ..why..went..pitless..

Sucks..but how it is nowahdays...

Jun 25, 2024 - 3:36:01 PM

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We knew the old well driller that put this pump in years ago..
Super good guy..
But now has passed..

Edited by - STUD figmo Al on 06/25/2024 15:36:23

Jun 25, 2024 - 4:26:06 PM

1737 posts since 7/14/2004

Dont forget the bleach.  HTH is even better.  Testing for coliform is also a good idea after a well rehab. If your pump and riser pipe has been in contact with the ground it probably picked up coliform. Many well owners neglect this and end up with the gi's.

Edited by - Sheenjack on 06/25/2024 16:31:35

Jun 25, 2024 - 4:51:33 PM

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We bleached it..

Good call tho...

Jun 25, 2024 - 6:38:08 PM

banjo bill-e


13841 posts since 2/22/2007

Al, I continue to be amazed and impressed with your many abilities. You have earned the name "Stud."

Jun 25, 2024 - 10:48:06 PM



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hey Stud f.........

...similarly, in 1986 and in the countryside, we installed a Jacuzzi (brand) submersible that's still functioning - at least as I write this - knock on wood. 38 years. Best pump I could buy at the time.

I may regret this, really shouldn't even mention it's name publicly lest I provoke its soul.

I see you've got nasty iron there but very curious to know what name was it that you pulled out ? ...and what did you R&R it with ?

Jun 26, 2024 - 2:04:48 AM

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Gould pump...(spelling?)

The new pump has a built in capasitor... 2 wire pump
The capasitor is what goes bad ..
The older pump had a capasitor.. that lives above ground..a 3 wire pump..

We got the 2 wire type this in our situation.. a 3 wire pump is a special order..
Note we did leave the 3 wire pump wireing in the ground..
So in the future..we can go back to the three wire type...

The nice part of a 3 wire pump is the capsitor is above ground..n can be replaced easahly

Which we ..did halfto replace it a number of years back..

In this case..the ground wire..on the the well..
Rotted off..see pic above...
Probly due to the toughf water we do have..
But 36 years is a good run...;0)


We will n test the old pump..

Probly work fine..

We also put a tork arester..on the water line (see pic green thing on water line just above the new pump).. as wires can rub in the well due to tork..had at least one wear spot on the old down hole wire..that we saw..

Edited by - STUD figmo Al on 06/26/2024 02:13:24

Jun 26, 2024 - 2:18:07 AM

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Originally posted by banjo bill-e

Al, I continue to be amazed and impressed with your many abilities. You have earned the name "Stud."


But i allways liked learning things by doing..rather than reading..

N..loved n..lived construction stuff...


Well..the destruction part of construction... ;0)

N..about 60 years in the this point..

Still..learnin.. :0)

Jun 26, 2024 - 3:53:31 AM
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Glad that you got it going, this is a tough time of the year to do all this. We figured out years ago that we could do without electricity better than we could do without water but by then in south Alabama we had county-supplied water. Grew up in middle TN on a hand-dug well and something was always needing to be fixed. When the water started smelling "off" we would pull the top and dip out the dead slugs or field mice and let it run until the smell went away. Never thought about testing or bleach, but that probably would have been a good idea...

Jun 26, 2024 - 3:54:29 AM
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3118 posts since 11/3/2016

Yes , the torque twister looks maybe like a good idea as many pump failures occur over time from the twisting & chaffing of the long elec wires from torque in the housing every time the pump starts .

Jun 26, 2024 - 8:26:13 AM



7387 posts since 4/19/2004

Our pump went a few years back. It was constantly cycling and fried the circuit board also. 140 feet deep..luckily we were able to pull the old pump out with a boom truck as the pump was stuck in the sand. It had been installed too close to the bottom and over the years got partially buried. New install about 6 feet above bottom. New electronics, new pressure tank. A $4K fix but fixed.

Jun 26, 2024 - 9:18:23 AM

79867 posts since 5/9/2007

I had a well drilled here in '93.
100'/10 gal. a minute.Casement to granite ledge.
I replaced the pressure gauge on the X-Trol once and test shows a bit of iron (few percent).
Our well driller said to add a shovel full of sand every 10 years.

Jun 26, 2024 - 10:10:44 AM

8585 posts since 9/5/2006

how deep was yours fig ? ours went out in 2008 and me and sweety pulled out and replaced it... luckily ours was only 48 feet deep... bought a pump on a sunday from a guy that has well drilling company and we pulled it out and had it going in one day. it was a struggle though..

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