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    I am putting in a 2" sandpoint well. I am down 20 feet (hit some water but not deep enough yet to pump). I need to educate myself as to the proper pump, tank, control box, hookup......before I can go further.
    Just bought a home in Idaho and doing a dozen projects before winter so have not had time to do this research. Can anyone direct me to some good sites?

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    The first thing you need is a Hand Pumps.

    Once you have established how many gallons per minute your well can deliver and you find out what the water level is, you can look for a pump. I have to assume the water level is less than 25 feet in this well for using the Hand Pump. If it is not, then you will need a single pipe jet and some other items to even give it a try.

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    Excellent pump-and-well tutorial:
    www.IrrigationTutorials.com

    Good Luck!
    Mike

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    Default Thanks for the info

    Speedbump, I have a hand pump but don't think I am deep enough yet to use it. Only 2 feet of water in the pipe now... When should I try testing the flow rate?

    Mike, great site, spent half the day there.

    This is a great place to learn, I have learned more about sandpoint wells here than site on the web. Thanks

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    If the water is less than 25 feet down, I would use it before adding each new joint. You never know.

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    I have helped drive numerous shallow wells over the years. We always hand pump off the sandy, muddy water after we have finished driving the last of the "three (5') joints and a point".
    Mike

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    If you only check it at a certain depth, you must know in advance that is where the water is. Someone drilling for the first time doesn't have that luxury. This is way I recommend trying every five foot joint. If not, you may l go past the vein and not even know it's there.

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    Bob's right as usual. We KNOW where our water table is here in our area, but most people won't.
    Mike

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