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Frozen

Yep, its plugged, and plugged solid with what looks like leaves and ice. Guess I'll wait till spring to clean it out. Thx again.
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Thank you

Thanks for all the reply's and sorry if I jumped onto the wrong thread. All the drain pipes are new or clean, so pretty sure its a vent issue.


I'll let you know how things pan out. I'll get up...
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Vent Stoppage

Thx for mentioning this, as I was thinking that was a problem I might be having. I just replaced all my old metal pipe with PVC (from sink to the main) and had hopes that this might solve my slow...
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Hitting bottom?

Ok, I finally got around to droping a sandpoint down the casing. I encountered absolutely no resistence until I hit 42 feet. Then I hit something very solid. I was hoping to hit gravel or sand, but...
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no sandpoint, yet

I'm no expert, but isn't a sandpoint something you drive down into the ground without a casing?

I've called around and talked to the city, and here is what I've learned over the last couple of...
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must be busy time of year

I guess I'll just keep calling. They must be busy and not wanting to drive into the inner city for such a small job. Thx for your reply.
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How do I clean out the bottom of old well? or Who do I call?

This is kind of a continuation of a longer thread called "Water flow problem with old unused well".

I've been calling well drillers in my area without any luck. I talk to the receptionists or...
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other ideas

I've been thinking about what you posted and am not too enthusiastic about producing a gieser in my basement well room.

I'm going to call around to some well companies to see if they could clean...
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compressed air

Thx for your reply.

"Using air to push the sand up and out is better than using the pump since there are no moving parts to be ground away by the grit."

How does the sand come up and out? I...
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I think I found the bottom. Its about 40-45 feet...

I think I found the bottom. Its about 40-45 feet down. How do I know if its a screen or just a big rock? I'll try the air compressor tomorrow morning and let you know.

You wrote : "It there is a...
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plastic pipe

There is a flexible plastic drain pipe that you can use to extend out from the PVC pipe. It does run above ground and you should run it out away from the house. The pump will probably only run a few...
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existing plumbing

It's probably illegal, and if not, your doing your sewage treatment plant a disservice by forcing them treat clean water, which you and your community have to pay for.
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and tried again

No luck. I ran the garden hose with sprayer up and down the bottom 5 feet, for about 1.5 hours. I certainly brought up a lot of black water, but the flow has not changed. 2gpm. Should I let the pump...
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dig out that hole

I would consider digging out that concrete, if its a good place to put a sump pump. If not, consider breaking out the concrete where in the most logical place for a sump pump. Keep in mind you need...
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tried again

Yep, just looking to save some money.

So I put down a garden hose with nozzle, and ran to the bottom of my well. I spent about an hour "drilling out" the bottom of my well. I was able to run the...
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gallons per minute

I currently only have 2gpm and am going to use this only for irrigation. I would be happy with enough pressure to operate one above ground lawn sprinkler, even a small one, for garden and yard. I'm...
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screen

Thanks for your reply, this is starting to make a lot more sense.

So my options, per Fred, are to use compressed air or chemicals. Is this something I can do myself? I have an air compressor, but...
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screen

My understanding is that there was suppose to be a screen attached to the bottom of the down pipe, beneath the leathers, on my old packer system. But when I pulled it up, there was none.

The 3"...
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new screen

oops, forgot to mention all the parts are new also. Pump/motor, pipes and footvalve/screen. The casing and hole are almost 50 years old.

The 30 foot downpipe encountered no resistence all the...
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yes shallow well ...

Yep, I converted, at least temporarily, to a single pipe shallow well. I can still go back to a packer system by installing my old pipe, which is only 35 feet deep (and the new pump is convertible...
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Water flow problem with old unused well

I'm trying to get a well going that hasn't been used in 40+ years.

I've removed the old packer system, see previous posts, and have installed a new jet pump with a single 30 foot downpipe. The...
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got it out

I just wanted to follow up for anyone who might have this problem in the future.

I had a discussion with an experienced well driller who told me to pull up and twist followed by pushing it down...
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Any dangers in pulling a well pipe, "packer system"? cost?

I have a deep well jet pump, packer system. I've got the first 17' pipe pulled out and disconnected and have the next 17' section pulled out about 7'. But now it seems to be binding on the leathers...
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trouble pulling old sandpoint out

I have a house which was built in 1958 that has an existing well in it (used to supply the household water before city water came thru). I just recently tried to get the pump working again but only...
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