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Jeff needs help on well question.
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:39:38 PM »
Jeff has been in the UP all week trying to hand drive a well. He was at 27 feet driving 1 1/4 pipe when his homemade driver broke. 2 length of  3/4 inch pipe each 2.5 feet long dropped to the bottom of his well. The 3/4 pipe is not hollow it is plugged off. Will water still come around it or should he just quit. He thinks the water is between 30 and 35 feet.
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Re: Jeff needs help on well question.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 07:23:30 PM »
It may be possible to fish those pieces out of the larger pipe. One method would be to glue a strong magnet like a cow magnet into some 3/4 inch pvc pipe and try to lift those pieces out.

Or maybe to guide a wire down inside some pvc pipe and hook the pieces and pull them out.

It kind of depends on what the 3/4 pipe looks like, but the water could flow up thru and around the inside of the 1 1/4 pipe but long term it could cause rust in your water.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 07:23:59 PM »
Guess I don't understand what you have I always thought that in the U.P. you drove a pointed pipe with a bunch of little holes drilled about a foot and a half from the point then screw another pipe on repeating this till you were in the water table. Then the water came though the holes and was drawn to the surface by your pump.
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Re: Jeff needs help on well question.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 07:41:05 PM »
It may be possible to fish those pieces out of the larger pipe. One method would be to glue a strong magnet like a cow magnet into some 3/4 inch pvc pipe and try to lift those pieces out.

Or maybe to guide a wire down inside some pvc pipe and hook the pieces and pull them out.

It kind of depends on what the 3/4 pipe looks like, but the water could flow up thru and around the inside of the 1 1/4 pipe but long term it could cause rust in your water.

He can also machine a gentle taper on the inside of a pvc pipe that would allow him to slip fit it over the end of the 3/4 pipe and snug.  OR, if he has power available he can cut a smooth end on some garden hose, slip it down to the pipe and hook the other end up to a shop vacuum.  The suction may be strong enough to keep the pipe sucked to the end of the hose, allowing him to pull it up.  He might have to install some type of soft rubber connection on the bottom of the garden hose to help ensure that the pipe snugs up to it.
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Re: Jeff needs help on well question.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 08:28:30 PM »
It needs to come out.  It'll restrict the flow of water if left in.  I'd try a magnet on a stick.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 08:45:04 PM »
Jeff Got the 2 pieces of pipe out. 8) 8) 8)
 He used pvc pipe and split about 3 inched length wise and taped 3 sections together and slipped it over the metal pipe and pulled it out. Thank you all for your help.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 09:03:30 PM »
Yankee ingenuity prevails.   8) 8) 8)

No grits needed.  :D :D :D   (not what I typed but you get the idea anyway)
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 09:29:53 PM »
 smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup 8) 8)
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 09:32:30 PM »
 Tammy , I'm happy to hear he got them out.  8)
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 09:47:44 PM »
Smoked Sucker

 :D :D :D :D

I had to try it myself.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 10:00:59 PM »
Better than thecfarm brand grits.  :D
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 10:29:11 PM »
Can I just say G R I T S ??? ??? ??? ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 10:32:31 PM »
I kinda feel that way about smoked sucker.   steve_smiley steve_smiley
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Re: Jeff needs help on well question.
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2014, 12:15:34 AM »
What I really want to know is if he got water or not?  :)

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Re: Jeff needs help on well question.
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2014, 07:50:51 AM »
I believe the furthest you can pump water with a shallow well pump is 24' He may want to check with a local well company about this.
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Re: Jeff needs help on well question.
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2014, 07:53:40 AM »
I imagine that after he smoked sucked that sucker pipe out he took a much deserved break.   8)
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2014, 08:13:24 AM »
Our shallow well pump is located by the house.  The run to the well head and check valve is around 80 feet.  The well is around 30 foot deep.  The check valve should allow for longer run if needed.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2014, 11:34:59 AM »
Wow! You guy's are lucky. 200' deep would be considered a shallow well here.
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2014, 01:07:09 PM »
 I have a surface well, spring comes out of ground, have three ciment tiles and a cover, one of the tiles is out of the ground.
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