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Old 08-11-2010, 12:32 AM
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i just took a call about a 3 acre install that i'll look at tomorrow.

how many of you would bid a well system without a pumpdown test?

i guess that i'm the last to look at this and nobody's done one yet.

proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:11 AM
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How old is the well? If fairly new , the well co. may have the #s on file.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:49 AM
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i just took a call about a 3 acre install that i'll look at tomorrow.

how many of you would bid a well system without a pumpdown test?

i guess that i'm the last to look at this and nobody's done one yet.

proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.
Pretty hard to bid a system without knowing how many zones you need.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:59 AM
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how many of you would bid a well system without a pumpdown test?
I'm guilty of this...

However I do put in the notes that the system design is based on xxgpm @ xxpsi.

I'm usually pretty conservative on my zoning.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:07 AM
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So how much time would you plan to devote to a test of this well?
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:26 AM
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So how much time would you plan to devote to a test of this well?
about 3 hrs., turn all outside water on for about 2 hrs then pull the gpm.

while waiting on the pump down i'll measure and shoot grade with the laser, distance to size the mainline, check cut in/cut out pressure and make provisions for out buildings and barns/corrals ect.

water tables can vary due to new development and droughts, even with the drillers numbers i want to do a test of my own.

i'm real cautious and conservative with well supplied systems.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:42 AM
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Three hours should be enough time. I've encountered wells that took over an hour of normal (50 psi output pressure) operation to show signs of running low. This time requirement becomes a problem when you want to give a quickie price quote.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:49 AM
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about 3 hrs., turn all outside water on for about 2 hrs then pull the gpm.
Are you letting the 2,700-9,000 gallons run down the drain, or do you attempt to capture/reroute it for a use?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:05 PM
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It is being used. Evaluating the well is an end to itself. Water well spent.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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i just took a call about a 3 acre install that i'll look at tomorrow.

how many of you would bid a well system without a pumpdown test?

i guess that i'm the last to look at this and nobody's done one yet.

proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.
Personally I wouldn't...

I charge $125.00 - $195.00 for the test (cheap but it doesn't usually take me three hours) refundable if I get the work. If I don't get the work, they get the written results.

I never rely on somebody elses #'s. It's a formula for dissaster.

If they don't want to spend the money up front for a proper evaluation, include disclaimers in the contract, I can't warranty work in the absence of performance data. Anything over 250.00, I write a contract.
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