Need advice 2 inch waterwell


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Old 05-10-20, 04:54 AM
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Need advice 2 inch waterwell

Have existing 2 inch pipe casing. Well hasnít been used in many yrs not sure how many Removed pump an motor Removed 1 1/4 rusty pipe with screen and valve from casing. 60 ft Water at around 35 ft What do I need to do to make sure itís usable an my best route for getting it going again.
 
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Is this just for irrigation or is it for human consumption?
 
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Human consumption an irrigation
 
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It's best to have the water tested especially since it's a shallow well.
 
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Ok an is it considered shallow? Everything I have read say anything below 24/25 ft is deep well an is it possible to put a hand pump / pitcher pump on it ?
 
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at 60 feet is would say it is a deep well. However, I agree with Mark, get the water tested before investing money in this well if you are going to drink it.
 
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Ok thanks an where do you get it tested at
 
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Old 05-10-20, 07:30 AM
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Google "water testing near me" to find local testing labs or you can pick up a home test at home stores.

Example: https://www.homedepot.com/p/LABTECH-...15-6/205540501
 
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More than about 30 feet down before hitting water and a hand pump or above ground suction onlly pump will not work.

 
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Is a jet pump considered a suction pump?
The well I had in central fla was 110' deep, 2" casing with a 3/4" drop pipe with foot valve. The pump was mounted above the well casing [above ground] I had no issues with that set up. I usually had my water tested about once a year.
 
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A jet pump uses suction but also generates pressure, sending air or some previously stored water down a separate pipe to assist in getting the well water up.

A plain suction pump will draw the water up roughly 30 feet and then an air pocket with a partial vacuum (rarified air) will develop in the vertical water line and the water just won't come up any further.

The actual maximum height the water can be drawn depends on the barometric pressure (expressed as millimeters of mercury) or atmospheric pressure (expressed as PSI) such as reported by the weatherman on radio or TV.
 

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