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    Great - thanks for your reply! With a sprinkler...

    Great - thanks for your reply! With a sprinkler pump, would the installed pressure tank address the pressure issue? Or would it not even be able to fill the pressure tank past a certain PSI?
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    Jet Pump or Sprinkler Pump

    We have a 2 inch well that servies both our sprinkler system AND our home. The depth to water in my well is about 12'.

    I have a 60' horizontal run from the well to where my pump is - which sits...
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    you're probably right. I'll be testing that this...

    you're probably right. I'll be testing that this week - is there a recommended way of testing if there's a suction leak? Attach a pressure guage and see if it goes down over time?
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    OK guys, i connected the pump directly into the...

    OK guys, i connected the pump directly into the well (bypassing the 60' run) and it seems to pump water just fine. But if i move the pump back to where it needs to go, I'll end up with the same...
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    Hey guys... i'm gonna try tomorrow to connect...

    Hey guys... i'm gonna try tomorrow to connect directly to the well - bypassing the horizontal run. I'll report back how that goes.

    Meanwhile, would the fact it's a 2" well (as opposed to a 1 1/4"...
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    Shallow well pump question

    I've just had a new 2" well drilled and am trying to hook up to it a new 1HP shallow well jet pump.

    The depth to water in my well is about 20-24', but I have a 60' horizontal run from the well to...
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    ok... how about the 2nd one down - here:...

    ok... how about the 2nd one down - here: http://tinyurl.com/2m23cz
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    Thanks bob... what about here (****): ...

    Thanks bob... what about here (****):

    http://tinyurl.com/2q46vm
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    fine, beer it will be. You gotta love the...

    fine, beer it will be.

    You gotta love the "can-do" attitude on this board! So I guess I'm on the lookout for a railroad spike puller?
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    dangit bob - that was a lot of sledgehammering!...

    dangit bob - that was a lot of sledgehammering! :o

    OK then... well lets see - what options do I have? I suppose if there was a way I could pull the 25' of pipe out of the ground, I could replace...
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    Good morning Bob - I bought the well point at a...

    Good morning Bob - I bought the well point at a place called Affron supply - its a local plumbing/irrigation place. I told them exactly what I wanted to do and they sold me the well point and...
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    Hey Sammy... I did (and am still) developing the...

    Hey Sammy... I did (and am still) developing the well. However, I'm using the electric pump and not the hand pump (too tiring - esp after sledgehammering all day). What I did is:

    I have a cap that...
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    (yes, galvanized... sorry Bob) UPDATE: I...

    (yes, galvanized... sorry Bob)

    UPDATE: I hammered down another 5 feet or so, so I'm now at about 24 feet (which includes the length of the 3' well point). I'm thinking that I'm probably at the...
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    great - I'll measure today. And Bob thanks for...

    great - I'll measure today.

    And Bob thanks for the peace of mind, i should be able to go several feet deeper and not have to worry about the sulfur, etc. I'll probably continue hammering down in...
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    Thanks - but how do I measure how many feet of...

    Thanks - but how do I measure how many feet of water is over the screen?

    Plus, some people around here have dug their wells too deep and hit sulfur and/or iron. So I don't want to go too deep -...
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    hey guys... ok here's the update. Some friends...

    hey guys... ok here's the update. Some friends and I bought a 3' 1.25" well point and several lengths of stainless steel 1.25" pipe (3 pieces 5 feet long, and 2 peices 6 feet long).

    We started...
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    thanks Bob... I'll definitely double check on the...

    thanks Bob... I'll definitely double check on the permits, now. The one well guy I spoke to said that if the opportunity to hook up to city water is available, then the city will not grant a permit...
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    Thanks Mike, I'll double check with the city...

    Thanks Mike, I'll double check with the city regarding the city water thing. The well we've been running on has been there for so long, there's a chance we may be grandfathered in (technically, they...
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    new well - advice sought

    hey everyone... our house in S FL is on a well. We love it and want to stay on well water. But our well stopped functioning a while ago... seems our galvanized steel pipe finally rusted through (its...
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