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Re: Still workin' on the well.

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05-11-2013 15:11:44

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Hello Brad Buckanan,

I think you have the pump way too far down the well. If the well is low producing it may run dry unless you have the pick up way down. But having the pump that far down, it may take quite awhile to get clear water. Also I don't think you have pumped enough water yet! Good job on the whole project ........Guido.

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05-12-2013 05:56:44

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 Re: Still workin' on the well. in reply to GUIDO, 05-11-2013 15:11:44  
Hey Guido.

Thanks for the kind words.

I am new to this and am learning. The pump is set 3 feet off the bottom of the well. I checked the depth with a weight and a length of wire and it came back clean.

I am going to pump a couple thousand gallons and see what happens.


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05-12-2013 06:20:14

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 Re: Still workin' on the well. in reply to Brad Buchanan, 05-12-2013 05:56:44  
Hello Brad Buchanan,

Now you're talking! My well is 90 feet, the pump is set at 40 feet, with first water at 19 feet. I have good ground volume/reservoir, and so far has been working good. I'll install a sprinkler system next week, and put it to work!


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