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    Quick update. The "well-man" did honest effort to...

    Quick update. The "well-man" did honest effort to just replace components of the old well. Unfortunately, the age and consequent rust buildup caused break-up of inner parts, rendering removing old...
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    Thanks all of you. I am scheduled for Wednesday...

    Thanks all of you. I am scheduled for Wednesday for replacement of the "guts". I know, this is gambling in small way, as I could still land with drilling completely new well.
    Need your opinion on my...
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    Not sure what that is about? I was under...

    Not sure what that is about?

    I was under impression that at this forum, "amateur" like me can get advise from "pro" like you. ;)

    It appears that this it is my setup. 2" pipe which has 1" pipe...
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    Another bummer, it appears that my outside well...

    Another bummer, it appears that my outside well pipe is 4" at the top part and reduces to 2" in the ground.
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    Do they have smaller diameter (3") submersible...

    Do they have smaller diameter (3") submersible well pumps which could be dropped in 4" well?
    Would I need to dig out the pipe around in order to get to the pitless adapter?
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    With great sadness I am abounding my project. The...

    With great sadness I am abounding my project. The packer valve is inside that 4" iron pipe sticking from the ground outside. According to neighbors, that well was installed more than 30 years back. I...
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    Hokey, I did assembly everything together before...

    Hokey, I did assembly everything together before the night and right now pump can't reach 20PSI, so it looks like that wiggling of that small pipe inside the 3" pipe did something.
    Hope some "pro"...
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    Thanks. Can not resist and tried to undo the cup...

    Thanks. Can not resist and tried to undo the cup with 3' pipe wrench. Need other one to counter the pipe rotation. It is obvious now that the 4" pipe is threaded at the bottom. When I turned the cap...
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    LLigetfa, appreciate your continuos help. I'll do...

    LLigetfa, appreciate your continuos help. I'll do this tomorrow morning, need to buy big-a.. pipe wrench. Tried the "old school" punch&hammer, but cup didn't bulge.
    Thanks again.
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    Well from the house is (from the point in the...

    Well from the house is (from the point in the basement, where the 3" pipe goes in the wall) roughly 26' away.
    Well casing is 4".
    Cap is threaded on the top of that pipe. (thinking about this, I've...
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    :( It is no-go. I pulled the nipple from the...

    :( It is no-go. I pulled the nipple from the pipe, but it stopped after the nipple separated from the pipe, roughly 4". Insight is that darn pipe holding everything together. I tried to gently twist...
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    If that would be the case, can I revive (clean)...

    If that would be the case, can I revive (clean) it or it is a replacement part?
    Any idea where should I look for replacement if that would be the case?
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    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k588/Zoomboymi...

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k588/Zoomboymi/Pump/Pump/7a2a25fd.jpg

    That what I have outside the house.
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    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k588/Zoomboymi...

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k588/Zoomboymi/Pump/Pump/Pump/pump1/3bffb6c6.jpg
    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k588/Zoomboymi/Pump/Pump/Pump/pump1/cfc428d2.jpg

    So, what are my options?
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    OK, it doesn't look to sweet. I've disassembled...

    OK, it doesn't look to sweet.
    I've disassembled the jet from the pump and attempted to move it out from the wall hook-up.
    There is (plastic?) pipe attached to the and of the jet body and somehow...
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    LLigetfa, appreciate your input. I'll do it...

    LLigetfa, appreciate your input.
    I'll do it today. Will post results.
    Anything else I should do, or tis is step-by-step process?
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    Are you referring to that cast iron device...

    Are you referring to that cast iron device between pump and wall?
    Yes it is old.
    To clean should I take it off the assembly and flush with water or some chemicals. Any movable parts in it?
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    What Went Wrong

    O.K., here is my problem. Perhaps it was posted before, but I am unable to find it.

    Recently my above the ground pump (Myers HJ50D 1/2 HP), located in the basement started making all kinds of...
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