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Brad Buchanan
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey folks.

Well, we dropped the 1 1/2 hp submersible pump to 3 feet from the bottom of the 58' drilled well and jury rigged the 220v power.

We chained a 2x4 to the well casing and mounted a shop made aluminum clamp to hold the 1 1/2" plastic pipe. Mounted a 1" ball valve to control the flow and for backpressure (thanks rusted nuts).

This is a temporary setup until we mount the pitless adapter so I connected a length of so cord to the pump with the connector kit and plugged into an existing 220v receptacle in the shop.

Ran the pump at 1/4 flow for ten minutes and was pumping brown water but no detectable sand. Upped the flow to 1/2 and ran for 20 minutes and water was still cloudy but better with very little drop in water level in the well.

Upped the flow to 3/4 and filled two 55 gallon barrels in about 4 minutes. The level in the well dropped about 2 feet and there was visible turbulence in the well while pumping

Hope she clears up a bit and hope you get a kick out of the hillbilly setup.

Brad



 
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Russ from MN
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the update, that's how we all learn! It may clear up with pumping but the more gpm you pump the dirtier it will be, let us know what happens.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Brad, that looks like a tv antenna bracket...looks like it's doing the job anyway !!! I like the bucket truck, bet that comes in handy....Great Hillbilly Engineering, by the way....you get today's Gold Star !!!
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glad to see its working! Might want to cover the casing before some critter falls down the well. That would make the brown water seem like a treat!
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't "know" you area, But around here there are a few well that woun't clear up unless you cut the flow back to 5 gpm. the water stays gray looking. Please put some kind of cap over the well head so a critter don't fall in there and jam the pump when you try to pull it out.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well driller that did mine put the pump in with an open end to the pipe and let it run till it cleaned up running it full load. Couldn't draw the standing level down at all.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject: Re: Update: Well pump gurus Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Congratulations. Did you install a torque preventor that stops the pump from rotating when it starts?
 
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