Well supply line leak? Help Please!!!


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Old 01-30-12, 06:03 PM
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Well supply line leak? Help Please!!!

Hi All,
I have a question. Yesterday I noticed that around my well there was a lot of water on the ground. My first thought was that the pipe either cracked or has a leak. I started to dig to see if I could find the culprit. Here in CT the zoning states that the pipe should be around 48 inches deep. I dug to that amount, but still didnít hit the pipe so I need to go deeper. When I run the water in the house, I can see a small fountain not far from the well casing. The weird thing is when I turn off the water the fountain stops. I left it for a few hours and all of the water was gone. (Seeped into the soil because the ground is not frozen) I then turned the water on inside and the hole started to fill up again. I was told if there was a crack or hole in the pipe that the water would constantly flow. I was told that the feed line going to the house is always charged. I also do not have any water flow drop or air coming from the faucets when I turn them on. I was told that you would have these issues if there was a cracked pipe. I called to plumbers and was told that it would be around 1200.00 to fix this. I am a handy person and can fix just about anything. Does anyone have any suggestions? If it just a cracked or broken pipe I could fix this.

Thank you.,
Bill
 
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Old 01-31-12, 04:56 AM
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There is only one situation coming to mind. Do you know what type of well pump you have? There is a type of pump has two pipes running to the well, shown on the right in the picture below. One pipe carries water from the well to the house while the other, often a smaller diameter pipe, carries pressurized water to the well to create a venturi which is what forces the water up and out of the well. The venturi line would be pressurized when the pump is running, probably when you are using water in the house.

 
 

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