submersible well pump electrical testing

Old 07-17-12, 10:43 AM
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submersible well pump electrical testing

I recently purchased a home that has public water, but at some point in time had a private well (Which i think has a concrete cap in the middle of the driveway) When they installed the public water they cut the waterline that ran to the well and just ran the new pipe through the old one and then filled the gap with silicone. I have been on a mission to find the well and I found the wires that ran out to the well, they were siliconed in another pipe just beside the one that the well water used to come in. It was equipped with a 2 wire Franklin 3/4 pump (There is a sticker on my load center that states this). I'm trying to determine if the pump is still in the well without chipping up my driveway to see if the well is there, or hook up the wires and see what happens. If I use the ohm tester on the multimeter and put one probe on the end of each of the two wires that run to it they start out at like 10 and then the number just keeps going up. If i switch it over to continuity it doesn't do anything. So my question is does the ohm reading mean anything? If so how would I tell if it means a pump is there or not? Ideally i would like to hook this back up to water the lawn.

Old 07-17-12, 12:03 PM
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I would suspect that the pump is gone and if not, it's probably dead.
I would however address the methods they sealed off the enterence into the house.

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