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    I finally gave up on trying fixing my old well...

    I finally gave up on trying fixing my old well and decided to just jet in a new shallow well.

    I will describe what I did and the mistakes I made so hopefully it will helpful to someone else. And...
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    I was either pumping out or using city water to...

    I was either pumping out or using city water to push water in except for short breaks. If it is sand it hits hard like it is hitting something solid. Plus I can move the pipe up and down some...
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    They sold a Green Rock Seal which was like 5"...

    They sold a Green Rock Seal which was like 5" long with 3 separate heavy duty rubber seals. And they sold a black kpacker with 3 tiny rubber seals. Looking at the two there is no doubt that heavy...
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    Still cleaning out the pipe, but this well is...

    Still cleaning out the pipe, but this well is insane. One time I can only go down 60' and hit something solid. This morning could not get down 60' without hitting something and now after running...
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    It finally cleared up. Turned off for awhile and...

    It finally cleared up. Turned off for awhile and then turned back on about 30 minutes later. For reason unknown to me I could get the pipe up and down this time. But when I turned it back on I was...
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    What is odd here is that even though the pipe is...

    What is odd here is that even though the pipe is 1" they used an adapter and installed a 1.25" foot valve.

    Anyway more important, I add a tee to my 60' 1" pipe and went all the way down. Well not...
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    Justwater, Now that I almost gut the sand out...

    Justwater,

    Now that I almost gut the sand out and the pump is pumping up water, want would you charge to set the seal?

    I will PM you.

    Also I am curious about something else you stated. ...
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    Not sure. That was right after I pulled the drop...

    Not sure. That was right after I pulled the drop pipe. Might be issues with camera producing color exactly. But if it had been oil I would not be fixing this well myself.
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    I have looked at that Brady tool, but I did not...

    I have looked at that Brady tool, but I did not like the fact it had 2 3/4" pipes feeding a single 3/4" pipe. Seemed like a restriction to me. I think I will make one where the two pipes feed a 2"...
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    Deciding on whether to continue to try and fix...

    Deciding on whether to continue to try and fix the old well or drill a new one is a tough decision. It really depends on knowing exactly what is there now and exactly what has happened. If...
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    Now that I have a better understand of...

    Now that I have a better understand of everything, I have 5 questions:

    1) Earlier you mentioned using the 1" pipe and seals. Is there a reason after I pumped out all the sand not to go ahead and...
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    I am a bit slow, but finally understand what you...

    I am a bit slow, but finally understand what you are saying. As for the pump I meant I could look into other options such that I do not need a well at all.

    The only thing I am not sure about is...
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    The problem is the bottom of that 60' 2" casing...

    The problem is the bottom of that 60' 2" casing is full of dirt, clay, sand or whatever blocking free water flow. I could spend more time and money trying to rig up something to pump all that out,...
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    I think this well is "DEAD". I took your advice...

    I think this well is "DEAD". I took your advice and had to go down about 60' with the 1" piping (water hose attached). Here is what happened. The first 25' or so the pipe just dropped down. After...
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    I followed you, but I am getting lots of...

    I followed you, but I am getting lots of information on this board and trying to see what will work best with the jet pump and equipment I have, what I think I can do and what I need to do. The old...
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    I think I somewhat get it, the problem is I am...

    I think I somewhat get it, the problem is I am not sure how my jet pump is going to pump up 60', but I like your idea. I am headed to the store to get some parts. I will try and see if I can punch...
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    Not sure about the mud well. I did try an add an...

    Not sure about the mud well. I did try an add an extender 2" pipe way above the ground to see if that made a difference. The water still stays to the top.

    Not sure what the criteria is for...
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    I do not want to line the 2" casing with 1.5"...

    I do not want to line the 2" casing with 1.5" pipe. I was going to use the 1.5" pipe as my digging pipe by notching teeth in and jetting water down it. I could try and jet down a 1.25" pipe with a...
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    I will buy a 2" male adapter and try extending...

    I will buy a 2" male adapter and try extending the pipe and then adding more water to see if it takes.

    But a couple of questions. I can not see what is down the 2" casing, but would it be...
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    Some photos of the pipe and the well not taking...

    Some photos of the pipe and the well not taking water. The well pipe is 1" and if when I cut off the foot valve it was full of sand.

    I also dropped a snake down the 2" casing and it hits...
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    Update, Pulled the well. Actually easier than...

    Update,

    Pulled the well. Actually easier than I expected. Finally could get an accurate measurement. It is 30'.

    Now the bad news poured water down the 2" pipe and it is not going down. I...
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    Never tried this before. I was just thinking a...

    Never tried this before. I was just thinking a PVC pipe, lets say 40' filled with water (foot valve at the bottom), might be tough to lift.

    An update. I dropped a line down the well and it went...
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    I am going to try and pull the well tomorrow, but...

    I am going to try and pull the well tomorrow, but have a question. What is the best way to pull a well pipe, that is at least 25' and full of water?
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    Been rehabbing homes for over 25 years and I am...

    Been rehabbing homes for over 25 years and I am kind of a do it your self type. Might sound crazy but kinda excited about trying to dig a well. At least want to give it the old college try.

    I...
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    I doubt this well is 200' deep, because the water...

    I doubt this well is 200' deep, because the water has lots of iron and smells like sulfur. Also have a jet pump only rated for 25' of lift.

    I live in Mandarin. The water table is pretty high...
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