Pull the pump back up to at lease 3 feet, 10 feet would be better. If you have it set at 3 Inchs and the pump starts to pull in sand or silt it well get sucked all around the pump and jam it in there tight. I have pumped new well for a week to get them clear, most of the time only two day, But thats Two days steady at 20 gpm never shutting the pump off. When yo left the water set in a glass overnite and the silt when to the bottom with clear water on top That a sign that the well WILL clear up, BUT you have to pump the Ell out of it.
Re: Still workin' on the well. in reply to Brad Buchanan, 05-11-2013 16:34:44
Thats way you test pumped it at 5gpm for 15min. then 15gpm for 15 min. then 20 gpm for 1/2 hr. or what ever it was, THAT was to show you how much you can pump from the well without pumping it dry. Once you know that then you plug the pump in and walk away for a day or two.
Re: Still workin' on the well. in reply to Brad Buchanan, 05-12-2013 06:03:57
Thats the nice thing about have a ball valve on the water line you can adj. it to where the water lever quits dropping, then time it to see how long it takes to fill up a five gal bucket, then you know how many gpm your well will make. some well will drop the water lever 5, 10 , 20 feet then stop dropping and hold that lever while they pump, what I alway did was start out slow so I wouldn't pick up a lot of crap and jam the pump, then open her up and pump full bore if the water droped to the bottom of the well I would start closeing the ball valve to where the water lever start to hold it's own then i would time it to see how long it took to fill a five gal bucket. good luck.
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