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Old 04-22-03, 10:45 AM
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What is the best way to back flush a point well head? Thanks
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Old 04-22-03, 01:48 PM
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Once they've plugged up there isn't much that you can do, except for a little temporary relief.
Around here (NE NC) they usually last about 7 years or so, but that depends on your water, soil, etc.
You can try backflushing with water or air pressure (both require making up a few fittings to the wellhead).
Or, you can do as I have done, fire a .22 straight down the open well pipe. You'll get splattered with a little water, but it has worked for me. I've had better results with a .22 than with water pressure. Never tried the air.
I won't go into the idiot details of the first time that I ever fired something down a well (a "friend" suggested a 12 gauge). Do NOT do that one...Signed, "a voice of experience from yet another of my stupid moves" category. LOL
Try a .22.
Good Luck!
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