Is this a well?

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Old 10-17-16, 05:59 AM
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Is this a well?

Moved into this house last year this is in the corner of the property and looks like a well but I have no idea what a well looks like

I did attempt to measure it and my guess is about 40 feet deep

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Old 10-17-16, 06:06 AM
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Welcome to the forums Nick!

Hard to say just from that pic Is there a pipe going down or is it just a hole in the concrete?
 
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Yes. Looks like its lined with a pipe
 
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Old 10-17-16, 06:13 AM
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Then it's probably a well casing. To make it operational you'd need a drop pipe with foot valve and a pump of some kind. Since it's been uncapped - it's not to be trusted for human consumption!!! should be fine for irrigation.

You could probably get a well guy out there to give you an estimate on getting it operational, he'd also verify if it is indeed a well.
 
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What if I wanted to abandon it do I need to get it filled? . I have young kidd so I get worried about it
 
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The easiest/simplest thing to do would be to cap it. Unless there are threads at the top of the casing you can utilize, I'd tapcon a piece of metal to the concrete covering the hole.
 
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Someone I know did suggest that if it's a real well that I should add it to my irrigation system

just wondering out there if anyone has any idea ball park how that would cost. And if it's really worth it

Thanks everyone for your help
 
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Originally Posted by Nickc3
". . . I did attempt to measure it and my guess is about 40 feet deep . . ."
Did it have water at the bottom of the cylinder ?

Originally Posted by Nickc3
". . . looks like a well but I have no idea what a well looks like . . ."
Then how can you conclude that it "looks like a well" ?

What's the diameter of the casing (pipe) ?

What's that unit sitting next to the hole ?
 
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