Convertable Pump - 2 line Deep well application


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Old 09-21-17, 11:59 AM
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Convertable Pump - 2 line Deep well application

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I am looking to install a deep well version of my convertible pump. We have lost a bit of well level and the existing shallow well application is no longer good enough. My well is 60 ft to the bottom of it. It is also 60 ft from my well casing to the pump intself.

My plan was to install so the foot valve is 5 ft above the bottom (ie 55 ft) down, and above the venturi there would be 2 lines. This concept seems straight forward, but do those lines need to be a minimum or maximum distance from each other? Can they be one over the other? Side by side? Change part way through? I assume the on the horizontal part I should be gradually sloping up to my pump.

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I don't understand what your asking about the two lines distance from each other, one over the other, side by side???

I assume you are talking about a deep well jet pump which operates with two pipes going down the well. One has pressurized water from the pump going down the well to power the venturi and force a larger volume of water up the second pipe and to the pumps intake. The two pipes are typically run right next to each other the whole way and they don't care who's on top.
 
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Old 09-21-17, 05:38 PM
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They don't care who's on top but they do need to be connected to the proper port in the valve.
 
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Pilot Dane and PJMax - great answers - what I was hoping for! Thanks so much! The trench is in a horse paddock with many large rocks. I wanted to make sure that I could negotiate all those since I seriously have no clue what to expect since I didnt do the original implementation

If given the opportunity, would you go with this solution, or a submersible pump?
 
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Old 09-21-17, 06:02 PM
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Submersible...... all the way.
 
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I'm for submersible also. There is no priming and it's more resistant to clogging and can handle some solids like sand without clogging. Deep well jet pumps can be a bugger for the orifice in the venturi clogging with debris.
 
 

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