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    Default Pulling a submersible - not sure if this is right

    OK I'm a little green at this so please forgive any ignorance on my part. I've gone through all the checks for low pressure issues and now believe that I need to pull the submersible for some checks. I'm using a 1/2 ton electric hoist to pull up but it's not moving. How much lifting power is needed? am I doing something wrong? do all submersibles have the same pitless adapter which requires a straight pull up or is possible the pipe needs to be turned/unscrewed?

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    I know of at least three different styles of pitless and only one pulls up without any special release mechanism. One style needs to be unscrewed and the other style has a crow's foot with release cable.

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    Can you get a down-hole camera in there and get a pic? Any chance is looks like the following with part A at the top of the casing?

    http://www.merrillmfg.com/product/02...-Kit/parts.htm

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    Yes looks just like part A - above. I'm still a little unsure how to release it.

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    You need a special tool that goes down through the support pipe and unscrews item F or M.

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    Did you follow the link I provided? You can find the instructions there and a picture of the end of the tool.

    http://www.merrillmfg.com/product/02...stallation.htm

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    OK, I see now. Thanks. Now hopefully I didn't already damage it by lifting the whole assembly up about one inch.

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    Thanks for the help. local hardware or big box stores didn't have the tool and it didn't want to wait for one to be shipped so I ended up using a 1/2 inch pipe and notched out the center like above and worked fine. Thankfully I didn't do any damage all is working good now.

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