how long to run NEW well <testing?

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Old 04-30-03, 12:00 PM
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how long to run NEW well <testing?

400 feet into Shakopee formation (SE MN), submersible at 330 feet into 20 gallon pressure tank. One poster on another forum said run it "Several Days" before testing. Should I really run it 48 - 72 hours continuous?
 
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Old 04-30-03, 12:39 PM
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Cool

Let Ron "Pumpman" Peeks answer that one for you. He's the resident expert on wells and pumps here.
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Old 04-30-03, 02:45 PM
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I was told to run my well 24 hours, and it's only 100 ft deep.
 
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Old 05-01-03, 09:58 AM
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how long to run NEW well <testing?

I'm with Trinitro on this one. 24 hours is usually sufficient, unless you are still seeing dirty water, or there is a history of needing longer runs on wells in the area.
The driller should be able to give you an idea.
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Old 05-01-03, 10:11 AM
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so the first evening I ran it about 1 1/2 hours continuous, and the water was orange at the end of that time. 2nd evening it started out clear and ended clear after about 2 hours. I'll run it another 2 hours tonite.

Thanks, all, for your advice.
 
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Old 05-01-03, 12:05 PM
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I believe it's important to leave it running non stop for longer then 2 hours. The well at my house (drilled last summer, but the pump was only inserted a couple of weeks back) started with clear water from the first try, but I was still told to run it for 24 hours. His exact words were at least 12 non stop hours, but preferably 24 hours. Part of it was to clear the water, and part was to clear the chlorine.
 
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