Which well cap?

Old 06-04-03, 08:08 PM
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Question Which well cap?

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I just replaced my tired jet pump with a submersible. I am now trying to decide the best way to cap the well. The well head is in a 20 inch deep pit with the top of the well pipe about 7 inches below the top on the pit. The pit appears to be lined with a small galvanized garbage can with the bottom cut out, and uses the lid to cover the pit. I think I have three options:

1. Use the currrent expansion type plug which has a threaded hole on top, to which I can mount a junction box for the wires.

2. Get a sealed cap that has the provision for conduit, so the cap could be removed without messing with the wires if (or should I say when?) there is a problem in the future.

3. Extend the well pipe above the grade and fill in the pit, and use a vented cap (or sealed cap?).

I plan to rent a ditch witch this Saturday to run the conduit (unless the teenage son misbehaves again...manual labor is a great punishment!). Any hints or suggestions would be a great help.
Old 06-05-03, 12:18 AM
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Ron Peeks is the resident wells-and-pumps expert.
Until he comes along, visit his website at www.peekspump.com and another at www.jessstryker.com for excellent tutorials on the subject.
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Which well cap?

I'd go with your second option.
That way, if there are problems in the future you can remove the cap for inspection.
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Old 06-09-03, 09:00 PM
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Thanks for the advice. We finally got enough of a break in the rainy weather here in the Northeast for me to finish this project!
Take care!

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