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  1. Thread: Shallow well

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    Shallow well all done!

    Hi Guy's, I have finally got everything plumbed and installed. I have used to well several times now to water my lawn, It has run flawless. I have ran the pump for a couple of hours up to 5 hours...
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    Sounds Good, i'll try to develop the well more. ...

    Sounds Good, i'll try to develop the well more. I did run the pump a few more times today. I didnt check it for fine sand. Tomorrow i'll run it again. I will do short bursts of running the pump...
  3. Thread: Shallow well

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    4 hours of pumping the well!

    It's been 4 hours of pumping the well, I have hung around checking on it, it is pumping great, I do notice just a little sand not much I don't think it is to be concerned with. Sammy What do you...
  4. Thread: Shallow well

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    I am hoping for enough water to water my lawn, I...

    I am hoping for enough water to water my lawn, I don't know what a good flow is or a bad flow is, if a 1/2 horse power pump is fine thats pumps 5 gallons in just under a minute then thats what i'll...
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    Cool tips, i'll run it tomorrow and see, also I...

    Cool tips, i'll run it tomorrow and see, also I was doing some gpm test today. I used the pitcher pump and could pump 5 gallons in 72 seconds. with the electric pump I could pump 5 gallons in under...
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    Sammy, Bob, and who ever else, To clorinate the...

    Sammy, Bob, and who ever else, To clorinate the system do I need to put some type of injection system inline with the pump. I have never heard of this type of treatment for a well. could you give...
  7. Thread: Shallow well

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    GPM test

    Ok, I have done a gpm test with the pitcher pump. I can fill the 5 gallon bucket in 1 minute and 12 seconds. or 72 seconds. What is my net step?
    Byron
  8. Thread: Shallow well

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    Clear Refreshing WATER! WATER!

    Ok Boys, listen up I have used the pitcher pump for the last time I hope! I got er' going and hooked up the electric pump and away she went. The water finally cleared up, I lost count with the...
  9. Thread: Shallow well

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    Electric pump

    Sammy, I have 2 electric pumps that a friend gave me for the shallow well They are both wayne 1/2 horse power pumps one is used and the other looks to be near new, could I use one of these!
    Byron
  10. Thread: Shallow well

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    Gas powered pump

    I will do a quick review. I have put in the shallow well in the basement at a depth of 23 feet. I do get get water flow with sand. the gas pump is outside and another 6 1/2 feet higher up. That...
  11. Thread: Shallow well

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    Hand pump

    I have used the pitcher pump today. I pumped into a 100 gallon water troft and then pumped it out with the gas pump. I have pumped almost 200 gallons today. I am tired, maybe tomorrw i'll hit it...
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    Ok guy's, I am going to spend many hours of...

    Ok guy's, I am going to spend many hours of pumping tomorrow, I might look into hooking up the pitcher pump on the gas pump with a tee, not sure if it will work though, I will be way over the 25...
  13. Thread: Shallow well

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    I don't think I am getting hung up. I have a...

    I don't think I am getting hung up. I have a total of 23 feet of pipe in the ground, 20 of it is the pipe its self the other 3 feet is the point, So if I measure down 21 feet 5 inches I know I am...
  14. Thread: Shallow well

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    Also measured down again with the tape measure I...

    Also measured down again with the tape measure I am now at 21 feet 5 inches. So I gained 5 inches of clean out with the hand pump, so another 17 inches of clean out and should be good, thats if no...
  15. Thread: Shallow well

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    I used the pitcher pump with the check valve and...

    I used the pitcher pump with the check valve and pumped up the water, put on the suction hose filled that with water then primed the pump. fired it up. Nothing. Its a old pump could have bad seals....
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    The gas pump didnt work, back to the hand pump!

    The gas pump didnt work, back to the hand pump!
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    Here is some numbers to ponder. I have a total...

    Here is some numbers to ponder. I have a total of 23 feet of pipe in the ground. I meausre down with the tape measure to 21 feet. So I have 2 feet of sand in the pipe. Now when I measure down...
  18. Thread: Shallow well

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    Ok I drove the pipe in another 3 feet. I hit...

    Ok I drove the pipe in another 3 feet. I hit something solid and cant drive the pipe in any deeper, I did bang on it with the post driver with no more success. The water is up the pipe 5 1/2 feet. ...
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    Hi Bob, no handle bounce back, one good solid...

    Hi Bob, no handle bounce back, one good solid stroke produce good water with sand.
    Byron
  20. Thread: Shallow well

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    Water in the pipe

    I have 30 inches of water in the pipe. I have a total lengh of 18 feet of pipe in the ground. What should I do next
    Byron
  21. Thread: Shallow well

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    Sammy, thank you for the tips i'll get to it in...

    Sammy, thank you for the tips i'll get to it in couple of days. There is a big storm heading our way for now. I am excited for making it this far. I'll measure the water level tomorrow and see...
  22. Thread: Shallow well

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    shallow well is in!

    Hi all the shallow well is in, I went down 18 feet and got water. I now have several more questions on the next few steps. I have used the pitcher pump to draw up the water and it pumps good with...
  23. Thread: Shallow well

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    Will do. I am gonna get the pipe and couplers...

    Will do. I am gonna get the pipe and couplers today, and start laying out the supplies and gear up. Oh yeah do some prep work and some some shoulder exercises.
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    Well well well, no pun intented. I went over and...

    Well well well, no pun intented. I went over and talked to the old timer he put in a driven well 20 years ago or longer from what I could gather. He said he was down 14-16 feet at most from ground...
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    Ah Sammy, it is making sense now. Thanks for the...

    Ah Sammy, it is making sense now. Thanks for the description on how the point works in soil and different conditions. Ill get back to you guys about the neighbor that has a possible point.

    Byron
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