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well repair

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by BrandonV, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    bummer, had to pull up 500' of well yesterday. dumb little wires at the end of course, couldn't be at the top


  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,678

    thats deep. is that a poly drop pipe? We had one this summer 20'.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    What are the poly pipe markings? I know there is some 250 psi poly for deep well use.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    Great shoes and watch shot! That pump looks brand new, or is it? How are you, Bran?
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,445

    ive always wondered what happens if the pump or pipe breaks loose and falls down to the bottom.... are there tools to retreive such things
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    8 yr old well, I'm doing well mike thanks for asking. Wish I had more irrigation work to share with y'all but not much going on here.
    Posted via iPad, not a Mobile Device... but lawnsite doesn't care.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,316

    i have never seen a pump that was not tethered with either a rope or a cable.

    hey brandon, i've used a TDR to determine the depth of the pump and the status of the wiring to the motor and the depth at which the wiring is compromised.....just some useful information and i haven't mentioned TDR'S in awhile :laugh:

    you still need a multimeter to test the windings
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    so was the drop pipe 250 psi poly? 500 feet is a hell of a deep set for even that class of poly.
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    I don't even know, I didnt install it the first time and basally was so tired pogrom pulling the thing up did pay much attention. We had no marker plate or etc tomtell us what yo expect just started pulling.... next time it breaks we'll do it right.
    Posted via Mobile Device

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