Well Cap

Old 12-16-02, 10:20 AM
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Question Well Cap

Trying to shock chlorinate my well and can't seem to get the cap open.
Please see attached photo. Manufacturer is Paulus Plastic Co. North Webster, Indiana.
Cap is two feet above ground. To open you are supposed to use a 4 foot "key" inserted in the 1 inch center hole. Key is slotted. Key fits slot fine but when you turn you get resistance for 3/4 revolution then no resistance for 1/4, then resistance again etc., but it doesn't seem to get looser or tighter. Am I doing something wrong or is it stripped?
Is it possible to pour the bleach in the center hole or one of the 3 smaller holes to get it in the well? - tedious but might be easier.
How expensive would/will it be to replace this cap with one that's easier to open?


Last edited by iradvisor; 12-16-02 at 11:34 AM.
Old 12-16-02, 06:18 PM
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I Just Went Through This

I am no Expert but we just went through this having a new well drilled and Here in Va, rules seem to differ from county to county but we had to get a three ring seal cap that can be purchased at any good plumping supply or well drilling company.
Hope this helps, Jim

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