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Submersible Pump installation

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Uploaded on May 19, 2011

Submersible pump installation and repair. Do-it-yourself for a shallow (less than 75ft) well. Need some moderate upper body strength. A helper is nice to pull the pipe across the lawn as you pull it up. I just stopped twice and straightened it out. Obviously couldn't video an pull pipe. (and not twist ties but zip ties) Special thanks to Robert English (who used to put in wells) for info and encouragement.

So this is pretty obvious! To put it back you leave the galvanized pipe attached! You feed the pipe back down the well, being careful not to twist the rope up. Make sure you know approximately where the hole the pitless fits into is located on the side of the pipe. The spring on the pitless will help push it against the side. MAke sure the stainless cable and the rope are within grabbing distance as you lower the metal pipe into the well. Put the metal pipe into the well up to the black tape mark. Then move it around until you feel the pitless go into the fitting in the side. Move the galvanized metal pipe around to make sure the pitless is secure. Fasten the rope to your pipe wrench or large screwdriver...just in case, and lay it over the 4" pipe hole. Carefully unscrew the pipe from the pitless, hook up the electrcity, wrap wires with tape, pour 1/2 bleach down the well, and seal it! Turn on the breaker! DONE!

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